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More accolades for Jennifer Brown and HATE LIST!

Congratulations to Heartlander Jennifer Brown! Her young adult novel, HATE LIST (Little Brown, 2009), is a final nominee for the 2011-2012 Gateway Award, given by the Missouri Association of School Libraries. The winner of the annual Gateway Readers Award is selected by students in grades nine through twelve. Her latest novel, BITTER END, was released this past May from Little Brown.

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Congratulations to Bridget Heos!

Congratulations to Bridget Heos for her new picture book, QUEEN DOG!

Queen Dog has ruled her castle with grace and majesty since she was a pup. Her people adore her. They provide her with delicious meals and shower her with attention. Lately, though, they have been a bit distracted and service has started to slip. Queen Dog tries her best to make do–but then a stranger moves into the castle! Who is this tiny newcomer commanding all the attention? A servant, or a pretender to the throne?

With comic action and a regal twist, Queen Dog turns a royal pain into a perfect princess.
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Congratulations to Alastair Heim!

 Heartlander Alastair Heim’s first picture book called LOVE YOU, TOO (Little Bee Books) was released on December 6th of this year. The story was illustrated by Alisa Coburn and features two pigs, a dad and his daughter, finishing each other’s sentences as they move throughout their day.
ALSO, Shelf Awareness (Book Review Site) gave Love You, Too a starred review! It’s on the front page of their site, third book that comes up at the top left under “Starred Reviews” and scrolls through each book automatically; the link to the review is here:
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Bushue, Sherry

s-j-bushue-authorS. J. Bushue owns, operates and is one of the authors of children’s books for The Little Fig, LLC. She can be found writing with everything from a stick in the sand to the back of her hand. Her creative works are inspired by vividly colorful dreams and her enchanting family. Sherry is published in children’s books, magazines, newspapers, and poetry collections. Sherry’s triple major led to post graduate studies focusing on the education of children with special needs. Her approach embraces bilingual children’s picture books with whimsical and playful presentations that teach all levels. Sherry loves the Midwest, her amazing husband, kids, grandchildren, and “fur-babies”. She’s often found walking in rain, barefooting, playing the djembe, digging in dirt, or frolicking on the floor with the grandkids and dogs. Go to for free downloads and to subscribe to her email.