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SCBWI: The Blog · 4d ago

Golden Kite Winner for Picture Book Illustration Kenard Pak tells us about "Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter"

I caught up with Golden Kite Award-winning author/illustrator Kenard Pak at the autograph party for #NY18SCBWI... You can find out more about Kenard and their work here.Illustrate and Write ...
SCBWI: The Blog · 5d ago

"Black Kids Don’t Want to Read About Harriet Tubman All the Time" - A Great Piece in the New York Times by Denene Millner

This opinion piece about diversity in kid lit is important reading. A highlight:The typical children’s picture books featuring black characters focus on the degradation and endurance of our people. You can fill nearly half the bookshelves in the Scho...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

Inspiration from Mem Fox

“The fire of literacy is created by the emotional sparks between a child, a book, and the person reading. It isn’t achieved by the book alone, nor by the child alone, nor by the adult who’s reading aloud—it’s the relationship winding between all thre...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

Golden Kite Winner for YA Novel Elana K. Arnold tells us about "What Girls Are Made Of"

I caught up with Elana at the #NY18SCBWI Autograph party, to find out more about "What Girls Are Made Of" and congratulate her on winning the SCBWI Golden Kite Award! You can find out more a...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

Eric Velasquez and Carole Boston Weatherford's "Schomburg: The Man Who Built a Library" wins the SCBWI Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction for Young Readers

I caught up with illustrator Eric Velasquez at the #NY18SCBWI Autograph Party, who shared more about their award-winning picturebook... Congratulations to Eric and Carole!Find out more about...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

Listen to SCBWI's newest podcast: A Conversation with Nancy Paulsen

Nancy Paulsen is the President and Publisher of Nancy Paulsen Books, an imprint of Penguin...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

KidLitforKidsLives - a movement of letters from children's book creators to the students of "Parkland & Beyond"

There are over 35 letters so far at the KidLitforKidsLives website, and it's a rising up o...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

Golden Kite Winner for Picture Book Text Carolyn Crimi tells us about "There Might Be Lobsters"

I spoke with Carolyn at the #NY18SCBWI Autograph Party... Thanks, Carolyn! And congratulations again!Learn more about Carolyn and "There Might Be Lobsters" here.Illustrate and Write On,Lee
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

Sid Fleischman Humor Award Winner Crystal Allen tells us about "The Magnificent Mya Tibbs: The Wall of Fame Game"

The Sid Fleischman Humor Award is an award for authors whose work exemplifies the excellen...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

PW profiles the first picture book to come from the We Need Diverse Books mentorship program: "The Field"

The point made in Claire Kirch's article, "It Takes a Village: NorthSouth Publishes WNDB Grant Recipient" should resonate loudly for us all: "The picture book’s backstory to publication is one of serendipitous personal connections, demonstrating what...