The Weekly 411 (8/26/22)
|© Emily House|
August 26, 2022 vol. 34
The Weekly 411 gathers all the links added to Kidlit411 each week. To receive this post by email, sign up for our email updates. Are you on Facebook? Join our Kidlit411 group for conversations and camaraderie. This week's illustration is by Emily House.
We are excited to feature author Misty Wilson and her debut graphic novel, Play Like a Girl, illustrated by David Wilson (Balzer + Bray) out on September 27, 2022. Enter to win a copy!
|art by David Wilson/ design by Dana Fritts|
We are excited to feature author Sally Engelfried and her debut middle grade novel, Learning to Fall (Little Brown Books For Young Readers), out on September 6, 2022. Enter to win a copy!
|art by Chris Danger|
Picture Book Giveaway
About the Book: Once upon a time, Little Red received a bold new cape from her Granny. She wrote her a thank you note, packed a basket of goodies, and walked through the meadow to Granny’s house. But swish swash SWOOP, the big bad wolf stops her in her tracks, opens his mouth wide, leans in close and…
Sees the note.
Mr. Wolf can’t believe how sloppy the letter is—Red can’t give this to Granny! He corrects her grammar but misses out on his dinner while he’s distracted each time he encounters Red on the path. Can she keep outsmarting the Big Bad Editor and make it all the way to Granny’s house?
About the Author: Rebecca Kraft Rector is a retired librarian and the author of more than thirty fiction and nonfiction books for children. Her cats Ollie and Opal keep her company while she writes. When she isn’t writing and eating chocolate, she’s trying to keep deer out of her garden. Little Red and the Big Bad Editor is Rebecca’s second picture book. Visit Rebecca online at https://rebeccakraftrector.wordpress.com
About the Illustrator: Shanda (rhymes with panda) McCloskey comes from a whole family of different kinds of artists and entrepreneurs! She studied art in Atlanta and New York City. But before writing and illustrating kids books, she taught art to high-schoolers. Shanda now lives in Ball Ground, Georgia with her husband, daughters, and dog. She is also co-creator of the Author Visit Podcast and Author Visit Central. Shanda’s award-winning STEM-friendly picture books (DOLL-E 1.0 and T-BONE THE DRONE) have taken her to wonderful people and places!
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Should You Submit Your Work to Agents or Editors?
- What: pitch your kid lit project
- Who: unagented and agented kid lit creators who self-identify as Latinx
- Prize: interest from agents and editors
I enjoy word play and puns and laugh out loud humor in books. This picture book take on Little Red Riding Hood is so clever.ReplyDelete
I am so excited for this book! Fun concept!ReplyDelete
What a fun take on the traditional Little Red Riding Hood story! I'd love to share this with students at my school.ReplyDelete