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).
Here’s a sneak peek at the front cover art for Heartlander Alastair Heim’s upcoming picture book NO TOOTING AT TEA! Book illustrations by Sara Not. http://www.alastairheim.com/books
This just in from Heartlander Bridget Heos: MUSTACHE BABY, the board book comes out September 6, 2016. It’s perfect for new parents, and we’ve heard from teething babies that it’s DELICIOUS!
A lovely shout-out for Heartlander Jenn Bailey, this time from Publishers Weekly: http://blogs.publishersweekly.com/blogs/shelftalker/?p=18952
Congratulations to Heartlander Jenn Bailey who recently received the Alumni Gift Award from Vermont College of Fine Arts!
Heartlander Roderick Townley’s novel, A BITTER MAGIC, has been selected to represent Kansas at the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C. this September. The State Librarian of Kansas, Jo Budler, writes, “I could not think of a better work for this honor!” Wonderful news! Congratulations, Roderick!
Congrats! PW gives a starred review to Heartlander Sue Gallion’s PUG MEETS PIG!
Jennifer Greene at Clarion has bought world rights to Heartlander Alastair Heim‘s next picture book, The Great Puppy Invasion, about what happens when a horde of puppies shows up in Strictville, a no-nonsense, no-fun town that has never seen puppies before. Kim Smith will illustrate; publication is set for fall 2017. Kelly Sonnack at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency represented both Heim and Smith. http://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childrens-book-news/article/70719-rights-report-week-of-june-20-2016.hthttp://www.publishersweekly.com/pw/by-topic/childrens/childml
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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: