Wednesday, September 8, 2010

MomWriters Group Celebrates The Bug and More Children's Book News

MomWriters Group Celebrates The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade:
In honor of the release of my new illustrated children’s book, The Bug That Plagued the Entire Third Grade (Dragonfly Publishing, 2010), the MomsLikeMe network’s MomWriters group has posted a poll you might like:

What bothers you the most? What super annoys you—making you feel like a cartoon character with smoking blowing out of your ears? Yes, we know you have the patience of a saint—all moms do :-) We must pick it up at the hospital while waiting to give birth after those 9 months of even longer waiting. But seriously, though, time to vent by voting! Hop over now, become a member if you're a mom and you write, and let us know what bugs you!

Lee & Low Books' 11th Annual New Voices Award Deadline Approaching
Authors, the deadline for Lee & Low Books' 11th annual New Voices Award is fast approaching--make sure to postmark your manuscript by September 30th. The Award is given for a picture book manuscript by a writer of color who has not previously had a children's picture book published. Check out the full submission guidelines and ask your questions about the award at the Lee & Low blog, The Open Book.

Tu Books Looking for Illustrators
Illustrators, do you create art with fantastic or science fiction elements? Tu Books, Lee & Low's fantasy and science fiction imprint, is now looking for artists to create book covers and spot illustrations, for novels aimed at readers ages 8-18. As always, their books feature children/people of color and they are particularly interested in hearing from illustrators whose cultural, ethnic, or racial backgrounds and experiences support their knowledge of diverse cultures. Make sure to read the full illustrator guidelines before sending samples of your work.

Help Everybody Wins! Get 500 Children's Books In Less Than 60 Seconds!
For every 10 people who view this short, animated trailer for Peter H. Reynolds' book Rose's Garden, FableVision will donate a new children's book to Everybody Wins! programs around the country. Click here to view the trailer.

Published by Boston-area Candlewick Press, Rose's Garden is dedicated to Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. The story celebrates the power of community, nature, beauty, and faith - as well as Boston's new Rose Fitzpatrick Kennedy Greenway urban park, which now bears her name.

During his research to write and illustrate Rose's Garden, Peter H. Reynolds had the good fortune of meeting Senator Ted Kennedy, who was a Power Lunch reading mentor with Everybody Wins! DC for 12 years and an honorary board member of Everybody Wins! Metro Boston. Peter is also an Advisory Board member of Everybody Wins! Metro Boston and Fablevision provides donated office space to Everybody Wins! USA.

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