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The latest about what’s going on in Heartland Writers for Kids and Teens – including who’s just joined, who’s writing what, and who just got published.

Congratulations, Traci Sorell!

Congratulations, Traci Sorell!

Karen Boss at Charlesbridge has acquired world rights to We Are Grateful: Otsaliheliga by debut author, Traci Sorell, an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. The picture book features the universal spirit of gratitude as experienced through modern Cherokee culture across the four seasons. Frané Lessac will illustrate; publication is set for fall 2018. The author represented herself, and Marcia Wernick at Wernick & Pratt represented the artist.

Congratulations to Bridget Heos!

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.
Congratulations to Alastair Heim!

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:
 
Congratulations to Ann Ingalls!

Congratulations to Ann Ingalls!

Here’s a good news tidbit for Heartlander Ann Ingalls! Congrats, Ann!
 
New Publishers’ Weekly Post:
 
Ann Ingalls’s THE TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS IN MISSOURI, for the series The Twelve Days of Christmas in America, to Christina Pulles at Sterling Children’s, by Karen Grencik at Red Fox Literary (World).