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Category Archives: YOUNG WRITERS

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Cover Reveal: LET LIBERTY RISE! by Chana Steifel & Chuck Groenink

Author Chana Steifel is here today to release the cover of her upcoming nonfiction book, illustrated by Chuck Groenink: LET LIBERTY RISE! HOW AMERICA’S SCHOOLCHILDREN HELPED SAVE THE STATUE OF LIBERTY. This book will be released on March 2, 2021 with Scholastic… But first, Chana

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Get Your Claws on BEDTIME FOR CRANKY CRAB (plus a giveaway!)

Let’s face it, we’re all cranky right now. We’ve been sequestered at home for months without any clear end. Plus my regular bookstore “date with myself” to browse and discover new books has taken a serious hiatus. I know we’re all in the same boat,

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Knowing When to Break the Rules: The Rule of Threes (plus a giveaway)

Three attempts to solve a problem—you’ve been told thirty trillion times this is the way to build a picture book plot. I even covered it in an earlier post. It’s a tried-and-true method for telling a story. But does an editor reviewing all these similarly-structured

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CLEVER HANS: The True Story Behind The True Story

There are many clever picture books being released, but I don’t want you to miss the cleverest: This non-fiction story looks at a horse who made scientific history. It’s a fun ride for all ages (just look at the cute illustration of Hans by Mike Lowery)! 

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TREEMENDOUS Cover Reveal with Bridget Heos & Mike Ciccotello

Author Bridget Heos interviews illustrator Mike Ciccotello… Here it is! The cover of our upcoming picture book, TREEMENDOUS: DIARY OF A NOT YET MIGHTY OAK. It’s due out March 9, 2021 from Crown. Mike, I love the image of TREE (as acorn) falling and his

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SAVING GRANDDADDY’S STORIES Cover Reveal (Times Two!)

Shannon Hitchcock has published four middle-grade novels, but today she’s celebrating her picture book debut with a cover reveal of SAVING GRANDDADDY’S STORIES. Actually, it’s a DOUBLE cover reveal because she’s sharing both the jacket cover and the inside cover… You’re pretty lucky to have