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SCBWI: The Blog · 4d ago

The 2017 Crystal Kite Winners!

Congratulations to the 2017 Crystal Kite winners!The Crystal Kite awards are a peer-voted ...
SCBWI: The Blog · 5d ago

SCBWI Members! The latest podcast is available now: A Conversation with President and Publisher of Dutton Books, Julie Strauss-Gabel

We're really excited about our new season of podcasts -- another benefit of membership in ...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

Anne Lamott Wisdom

This is from a couple of years ago, and reading it again now it is still so powerful. Maybe it's more impactful now, actually, since I'm a bit older, too. Here are three (of the fourteen) things New York Times Best-selling Author Anne Lamott shared w...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1W ago

Encouraging Reluctant/Dyslexic Readers: A Guest Post by Ela Lourenco

I have always loved reading and this simple pleasure was something I took for granted until my daughter, Larissa, was diagnosed with dyslexia and auditory processing disorder at the age of nine.  Larissa told me that reading a sentence was like putti...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

Illustrators: Must-Read Advice on Your Portfolio from Art Director & Illustrator Giuseppe Castellano

There's a lot of great advice in this article, The Illustrator's Portfolio, including:"When I look at portfolios, I don’t look for kids or cats. I look for your voice as an illustrator (“The...
SCBWI: The Blog · 2W ago

The Creative Process and "The Key To Being Original"

Check out this moment (about 9:30 in) of this TED talk by Adam Grant, "The surprising habi...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

Round Two Voting For the SCBWI Crystal Kite Awards Is Open Now (And Closes On April 30, 5pm Pacific)

Members, this is easy:First, log in at scbwi.org. Make sure you are on your "My Home" page...
SCBWI: The Blog · 3W ago

Debbie Ohi offers some advice on how to support an author or illustrators new book (especially if you can't afford to buy it.)

Debbie offers a dozen suggestions in this blog post, Want to support an author's or illustrator's new book but can't afford to buy it? Here's what you can do., ranging from Read the book, an...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

Ellen Oh on the Power of Representation

Posted over at the Nerdy Book Club, Ellen writes of how:"When you’re little, you don’t kno...
SCBWI: The Blog · 1M ago

It's a new season of Podcasts - and the first one is a conversation with Linda Sue Park!

SCBWI Members, make sure to check out the new season of podcasts.The first episode is available today, a behind-the-scenes, in-depth conversation with Newbery Award-Winning Author Linda Sue ...