Bridget Heos’s I, FLY is flying high! ?>

Bridget Heos’s I, FLY is flying high!

The picture book I, FLY, written by Heartlander Bridget Heos, is having a great year! This weekend, FLY won a CYBILS award, decided by children’s book bloggers; last month, it was named a Texas 2×2 book; a Korean version is being published; and this spring (2016), it will be part of Scholastic Book Fairs and Clubs. People are finally starting to love flies! Here are some of the alternate covers that illustrator Jennifer Plecas created:

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Congratulations to Jenn Bailey!

Good news for Heartlander Jenn Bailey! Jenn won the Candlewick Scholarship for her Picture Book, PLINK! It was found worthy by a committee of Candlewick editors to receive a cash award and Right of First Refusal. Congratulations for a well-deserved honor, Jenn!

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Hermansson, Casie

Casie Hermansson teaches English at Pittsburg State University in Pittsburg, Kansas (just a tad south of KC!). Her PhD is from the University of Toronto. She loves to write, and is currently polishing a MG manuscript, and working on two YA novels that compete for her attention. Books published: Title: Bluebeard: A Reader’s Guide to the English Tradition Summary: An academic survey of 300 years of this grisliest of fairy tales in our very own Anglo-American traditions, from folk- and…

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Roderick Townley’s A BITTER MAGIC is ready to launch! ?>

Roderick Townley’s A BITTER MAGIC is ready to launch!

  Reviews have started coming in for Heartlander Roderick Townley’s newest middle-grade novel A BITTER MAGIC!   • “Plenty of magic, a touch of romance, and an appealing heroine.” – Kirkus Reviews • “A magical adventure with a fascinating setting that will please most middle graders looking for spooky fantasy.” – School Library Journal • “Cisley is an immensely likable heroine who will attract readers.” – Booklist   Come celebrate with Roderick at one of these upcoming events: 1. KC LAUNCH PARTY: Saturday,…

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