The Weekly 411 (4/29/22)


© Sharon Holm

April 29, 2022 vol. 17

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 Sharon Holm.

Author Spotlights

We are excited to feature picture book author Jocelyn Rish and her picture books, Battle of the Butts: The Science Behind Animal Behinds (Running Press Kids, 2021) and Battle of the Brains: The Science Behind Animal Minds (Running Press Kids, November 8, 2022) illustrated by David Creighton-Pester. Enter to win a signed copy!

We are excited to feature author Rochelle Hassan and her debut middle grade novel, The Prince of Nowhere (HarperCollins), out on May 2, 2022. Enter to win a copy!

 Cover art by Carly A-F; design by David DeWitt

Diversity in Kid Lit

A is for Aging - a blog about positive images of aging in children's books (e.g. 7 Positive Things Picture Books Can Teach Us About Aging)

Picture Books

Picture Books That Show Character Change

Writing Humorous Picture Book

7 Articles to Help You Write Powerful Picture Books

A Picture Book Editing Checklist

Middle Grade

From the Mixed Up Files of Middle Grade Authors (blog)

3 Key Components of Middle Grade

Writing Mysteries for Kids

Submissions: Agents & Editors

How to Get a Literary Agent for Your Book


  1. I can't wait to read Battle of the Butts!! Sounds so fun, interesting and a great time reading with kids!!

  2. Battle of the Butts sounds like so much fun!

  3. I'm interesting in the Prince of Nowhere - such a great title, and I love the cover!

    1. "Interested" I meant! (typo)


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