The Weekly 411 (12/31/21)


© Doug Cenko

Dec. 31, 2021 vol. 53    

The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our email updatesAre you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations & camaraderie. This week's illustration is by Doug Cenko.

Author Spotlights

We are excited to feature author Leslie Vedder and her young adult novel, The Bone Spindle  (Penguin/Razorbill), coming out on January 11, 2022. Enter to win a copy!

We are excited to feature Alexandra Alessandri and her new picture book, Isabel and Her Colors Go To School, illustrated by Courtney Dawson (Sleeping Bear Press, 2021). Enter to win a copy!

Storystorm (sign up by Jan. 7)
What: Join picture book writers and come up with 30 new picture book ideas in the month of January. Get daily inspirational and educational posts and have the chance to win prizes.

Julie Hedlund's 12 x 12. (Sign up in Jan. and Feb). 
What: Challenge yourself to write and revise 12 picture books in 12 months and join a great picture book writing community; monthly webinars, opportunities to get work critiqued, and gold-level members have monthly agent submission opportunities
Cost: Tiered Membership Levels. Registration opens January 14.


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  1. Looking forward to reading and sharing Isabel and Her Colores Go To School! Happy, Healthy, Bright New Year!😍📚💗🎉🌟


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