The Weekly 411 (11/25/22)

© Danielle Heitmuller

 Nov. 25, 2022 vol. 46

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 Danielle Heitmuller.

Kid Lit & Publishing News

Author Guild Statement on Federal Government Indictment of Z-Library Operators

Author Spotlights

We are excited to feature author Kellye Crocker and her debut middle grade novel, Dad's Girlfriend and Other Anxieties (Albert Whitman), coming out soon. Enter to win a copy!


cover art by Simini Blocker; designer: Aphelandra

We are pleased to feature author Jen Barton and her biography, Bernice Sandler and the Fight for Title IX, illustrated by Sarah Green (Magination Press 2022) (for ages 12-18 and up). Enter to win a copy! 

For Writers

Five Tips for Creating Subplots

Blogs to Follow

Magic in the Middle: Book Talks for Middle Grade Readers

E Train Talks: middle grade reviewer, interviewer and literary advocate

Social Media

What is the Value of Having Social Media Followers?

Mastodon: Is it a Good Alternative to Twitter?

Query Letter

Every Writer Should Be Reading Today's Books

Mentor Programs

  • What: apply for a mentorship with middle grade author Jessica Vitalis
  • Who is eligible: Canadian writers


  1. Good looking books! Congrats, Jen and Kellye! Thanks for sharing!


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