The Weekly 411 (3/11/22)

©Julianna Swaney

March 11, 2022 vol. 10

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 and camaraderie. This week's illustration is by Julianna Swaney.

Author and Illustrator Spotlights

We are excited to feature author JaNay Brown-Wood and her newest picture book, Miguel's Community Garden, illustrated by Samara Hardy (Peachtree Publishing Company, April 1, 2022). 

We are excited to feature illustrator Julianna Swaney and her new picture book, The Garden We Share, by Zoe Tucker (NorthSouth Books) out on March 22! Enter to win a copy.

We are excited to feature author Ann Fraistat and her young adult novel, What We Harvest (Delacorte Press/ Penguin Random House), out on March 15, 2022.

Enter to win a copy!

over artist: Marcela BolĂ­var. Designers: Alison Impey and Neil Swaab

Conferences, Workshops & Retreats

Aug. 4-7 WNDB Native Children's and YA Writing Intensive The Native Children’s and YA Writing Intensive will offer an opportunity for reflection, conversation, celebration, and manuscript and career development. We’ll be sharing information, resources, and contacts related to children’s and YA writing, Native books, and the surrounding publishing world. We’re committed to community building, nurturing new voices, supporting working literary artists, and serving kids and teens while centering the needs of Native youth. Up to 20 participants will be invited to participate in the program, including group discussions of manuscripts in progress. ($100, Austin, TX, possibly virtual)

  • What: submit your PB, CB, MG, YA, nonfiction, or underrepresented fiction
  • Who: SCBWI members
  • Prize: works will be presented to hand-selected editors


  1. Love these illustrations by Julianna! So whimsical and beautiful! Can't wait to read The Garden We Share! Looks so lovely!


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