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.
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.
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!