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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 Roderick Townley!

Congratulations to Roderick Townley!

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!

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:

Author Bridget Heos's photo.
Congratulations to Jenn Bailey!

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!