The Weekly 411 (8/5/22)

© Noémi Gionet Landry

Aug. 5, 2022 vol. 31

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 Noémi Gionet Landry.

Illustrator & Author Spotlights

We are excited to feature illustrator Noémie Giant Landry and her banner design for Kidlit411. She won an honorable mention in last year's Kidlit411 banner design contest

© Noémi Gionet Landry

 We are excited to feature author Monica Roe and her debut middle-grade novel, Air (Farrar, Straus, and Giroux BYR, March 2022)Enter to win a copy!

Cover designer: Mallory Grigg 

Cover artist: Oriol Vidal    

We are excited to feature two picture book authors who have written musical biographiesRobyn McGrath and her picture book, Dolly! The Story of Dolly Parton and Her Big Dream, illustrated by Ellen Surrey (Christy Ottaviano Books June 2022), and Donna Cangelosi and her picture book, Mister Rogers' Gift of Music, illustrated by Amanda Calatzis (Page Street Kids August 23, 2022).

Enter to win a copy of one of these books!

Picture Book Giveaway

We are pleased to host a giveaway of the picture book, Masha Munching by Amalia Hoffman (Yeehoo Press 2022). Enter to win a copy in the Rafflecopter below!

About the story: Masha the goat is tired of eating the same boring farm food every day. She says goodbye to her beloved friends and sets off on her search to find something else to eat. Along the way, Masha discovers a wonderful restaurant. A fancy waiter welcomes her in. But Masha’s choices of “delicious foods” and her behavior doesn’t seem to be appropriate for restaurant dining. Masha realizes that everything is tastier when shared with good friends and the freedom to behave like a goat. She returns to the farm and delights her friends by using her experience at the restaurant to make new dishes for them.


About the author-illustrator: Amalia Hoffman is an author, illustrator and storyteller. My Hands Make the World (PJ Library Publishing, 2022) received the PJ Library Author / Illustrator Incentive Award. Hanukkah Nights (Kar Ben Publishing, 2022) received the PJ Library Author / Illustrator Incentive Award. Masha Munching (Yeehoo Press, 2022) was chosen as Children Book Council book for books about animals and earth. My Monsterpiece (Yeehoo Press, 2021) won the 2021 Next Generation Indie Book Award Picture book (Ages 0-5). The Brave Cyclist (Capstone Publishing, 2019, illustrated by Chiara Fedele, was selected as Junior Library Guild Gold Selection and Bank Street College Selection Book. All Colors (Schiffer Publishing, 2019) was one of School Library Journal best board books, 2019. Dreidel Day (Kar-Ben Publishing Group, 2018)  received the PJ Library Author/Illustrator Incentive Award.

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  1. Celebrating with friends is always better when food is shared. This book sounds delightful with gorgeous artwork.


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