The Weekly 411 (5/6/22)


© Audrey Suau

May 6, 2022 vol. 18

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 Audrey Suau.

Author Spotlights

Picture Book Giveaway 

We are pleased to host a giveaway of Listen: How Evelyn Glennie, a Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion by Shannon Stocker; illustrated by Devon Holzwarth (Penguin Young Readers 2022). Enter to win a copy in the Rafflecopter below.

About the Book:


"No. You can't," people said.
But Evelyn knew she could. She only had to listen.
From the moment Evelyn Glennie heard her first note, music held her heart. She could play the piano by ear at age eight, the clarinet by age ten. But soon the nerves in her ears began to degenerate, and Evelyn was told that, as a deaf girl, she could never be a musician. What sounds Evelyn couldn’t hear with her ears, though, she could feel resonate through her body, as if she were a drum, and the music she created as a result was extraordinary. All she had to do was listen in a way that others didn't. And soon, the world was listening too.


About the AuthorShannon Stocker is an author and proud word nerd. She lives with her husband, Greg, and her children, Cassidy and Tye, in Louisville, KY, where she molds words into picture books and songs all day. Shannon currently serves as SCBWI social co-director for Louisville, a judge for Rate Your Story, and created the blog series, Pivotal Moments: inHERview, highlighting transitional life stories of female picture book authors. She is also the author of the picture book Can U Save the Day? and the 21st Century Junior Library: Together We Can: Pandemic early reader series.


About the Illustrator: Devon Holzwarth grew up in Panama with the jungle as her garden and parrots and iguanas as pets. Devon earned her BFA in 2000 from the Rhode Island School of Design, focusing on screen printing and painting. Childhood memories and her collection of vintage children's books strongly inspire her work. She currently lives in Aachen, Germany, with her husband, two kids, and beloved old hound dog.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


We have a special treat today: a joint author interview with the authors of the picture book, Cinderelliot: A Scrumptious Fairytale, illustrated by Stephanie Laberis (Running Press Kids), out now! Enter to win a copy! 

We are excited to feature author Stacy Stokes and her young adult novel Remember Me Gone (Penguin Random House, Mar 22, 2022) 

cover design by Jennifer Jenkins

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  1. As a musician and mom of a musician, I can't wait to learn more about this inspirational woman.

  2. This book has been on my "to read" pile for quite some time. I am so excited to read it and share it with my students.

  3. Such an extraordinary story--I can't wait to read this book!

  4. This book seems amazing!

  5. This sounds like a fabulous story about an extraordinary person! I'd love to add it to my school's collection of biographies.

  6. I’m looking forward to reading LISTEN.

  7. A tremendously important biography of a lady who has become a living legend. Great reading for kids. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

  8. LISTEN looks like a great book! I'm definitely putting it on my must read list!


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