Friday, December 14, 2012

What's news this week

And now, on to all the good news that's fit to print!

Martha Brockenbrough's Devine Intervention, J. Anderson Coats' The Wicked and the Just, and Kelly Milner Halls' Girl Meets Boy were included in Kirkus Reviews' Best Teen Books of 2012. Cheers to you all!

Chadwick Gillenwater, aka "Professor Watermelon" announces the release of his new children's chapter book, Herbert. For more details about this book and how to find a copy, click here. Congrats, Chadwick!

Necromancing the Stone author Lish McBride appears this Tuesday, Decemebr 17 from 7-8pm at Third Place Books in Lake Forest Park to discuss the much-anticipated follow-up to Hold Me Closer, Necromancer. Come support Lish and her Necromancer series.

December's Kid Lit Drink Night on December 7 was a convivial event for all! Dana Arnim recaps:
Gathering at Hale's Brewery in Ballard, my husband Bill and I were joined by 8 other SCBWI-ers for a great evening of talk and beer. A mix of both veteran and new members, we enjoyed the cheery mood at Hale's. I even snagged an "emergency business card" coaster––what clever folks. Thanks to all for coming out!

Lois Harris' My Maxfield Parrish: Painter of Magical Make-Believe book received a lovely review from Fran Lewis. Lois also shared that her biographies of artists Mary Cassatt, Charlie Russell, and Maxfield Parrish are mentioned in local artist Ellen Clark’s Bellingham Herald blog. To find out more about Lois' books, Discussion Guides for which were developed by SCBWI Northern Network Coordinator and teacher Rebecca Van Slyke, can be found on Lois's website

Laurie O'Keefe's picture book, Gopher to the Rescue: A Volcano R
ecovery Story (written by Terry Catasus Jennings, illustrated by Laurie O'Keefe), has been named to the 2013 list of Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12. The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), in combination with the Children's Book Council (CBC) collaborate each year to choose top reads for children in grades K-12 that promote science and literacy.

Andrea Lawson has a new store on  Etsy, Flying Selki Art Studio.
Please visit! SCBWI members get a holiday coupon!  (coupon code: FlyingSeDec2012Art)

Children's book illustration classes with local illustrator Craig Orback begin in January, both in Seattle and Bellevue. Check his website for details on Children's Book Illustration I and II, to be held at Bellevue College (Saturdays, January 19–March 9) and North Seattle Community College
(I: Tuesdays, January 15-March 5; II: Mondays, January 14–March 18).

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