The Weekly 411 (10/21/22)

© Jennifer Ard

 Oct. 21, 2022 vol. 42

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 Jennifer Ard.

Author Spotlights

We are pleased to feature author Susan Azim Boyer and her debut middle-grade novel, Jasmine Zumideh Needs a Win (Wednesday Books), out on November 1, 2022. Enter to win a copy!

cover design © Petra Braun

We are pleased to feature author Maxine Rose Schur and her picture book, Finley Finds His Fortune, illustrated by Olga Alaimo (Lawley Enterprises), out on Nov. 15. Enter to win a copy!

Picture Book Giveaway

We are excited to host a giveaway of the picture book, A Dog's Guide to Being Human, by Shanna Silva, illustrated by Agnès Ernoult (Yeehoo Press 2022). Enter to win a copy via the Rafflecopter below!

About the Book: Smudge has a new family member: a baby girl. And he has so MUCH to teach her about fitting in with the humans. As Smudge knows, it’s every good dog’s job to welcome and train their family.


About the Author: Shanna Silva is an award-winning writer and Broadway producer. She’s also the author of Hannah’s Hanukkah Hiccups, Passover Scavenger Hunt, and over 45 high/low books for emerging readers. Her work is featured in various anthologies, blogs, and U.S. magazines. Shanna is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of New York University.


About the Illustrator: Agnès Ernoult is a children’s book illustrator living in France. She has been published in Australia, France, the United States, and the United Kingdom. Agnès enjoys creating whimsical characters using her nib and watercolor palette and believes that every tale she illustrates is like a journey into a new world, filled with deeper messages for children and parents to discover together.

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  1. I love this cover and can't wait to read this adorable book.

  2. A Dog’s Guide looks adorable!!

  3. Dogs know. They sit (sometimes quietly) observing. Of course, a dog has an instruction manual about human beings. I can’t wait to learn from Dog’s Guide.


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