The Weekly 411 (11/18/22)


© Raissa Figueroa

Nov. 18, 2022, vol. 45

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 Raissa Figueroa.

Kid Lit News

The State of STEM/STEAM Publishing

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Author Spotlights

We are excited to feature author Stacy Burch and her debut picture book A Way With Words, illustrated by Lucy McLaughlin (Ethicool Books 2022) Enter to win a copy!

We are excited to feature author Charity Alyse and her debut young adult novel Other Side of the Tracks  (Denene Millner Books/Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers) out on November 22, 2022. Enter to win a copy!

cover art by Alexis Franklin

We are excited to feature author Jyoti Rajan Gopal and her two picture books, AMERICAN DESI, illustrated by Supra Kelkar (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers 2022), and MY PAATI'S SARIS, illustrated by Art Twink (Kokila, Nov. 8, 2022). Enter to win a copy of MY PAATI'S SARIS!


We are pleased to host a giveaway of the picture book The Gentle Bulldozer, by Amy Baron, illustrated by Rogério Coelho (Yeehoo Press 2022). Enter to win a copy via the Rafflecopter below!

About the Book: Bulldozer spends his days on a construction site. He and his friends are tasked with an important job: to tear things down and smash things up. But Bulldozer dreams of something bigger--could he and his crew be made for more than this? In this rollicking read-aloud, a powerful bulldozer is off to find his true purpose. With the help of new friends and old, he might just find a gentler calling.

About the author: Amy Baron fell back in love with her childhood hobby of writing while reading stories to her kids. Now she's excited to introduce her own debut book to the world. Amy is an optometrist, but she promises not to recite children's stories during your eye exam. Born and raised in Florida, she now lives in Cambridge, MA with her husband and their children.

About the illustrator: Born in São Paulo, Brazil, Rogério Coelho now lives with his family in Curitiba, a city in southern Brazil. He has been drawing since forever and has illustrated more than one hundred books for publishers in Brazil and the United States, including Books Do Not Have Wings.

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  1. I love the message of The Gentle Bulldozer and readers will enjoy it very much.

  2. I am so intrigued - can't wait to hear what bulldozer decides to do!

  3. What a great idea for a picture book!

  4. Congratulations! Looks like a book kids would love.

  5. What a wonderful book that will become a childhood favorite.

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