Wednesday, 30 December 2020

News for 30th December 2020

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30th December 2020

Hundreds of books donated to 'spread joy' to children during pandemic
HCG to uncover northern picture book talent with Commonword
Debut novel by girl, 9, is one for the record books
Can a gender-balanced children’s book be popular? — Yes, this question sadly still has to be asked in 2021 - Amanda's comment: When I'm eventually traditionally published, hopefully my books will go a little way towards helping to redress this balance a bit, 'cos the vast majority of my books have female MC's. It'd be interesting to know how many books had a disabled MC too... especially one with a hidden disability
Writing contest at Waukegan Public Library challenges kids to get creative - Amanda's comment: What a great idea by that library! They are encouraging children's muses to wake up and start writing books to help the children to cope with the bizarre times they are living in!
Deeside writer and illustrator duo publish new children’s book on the importance of bees
Upper Arlington fourth-grader pens children's book about pediatric cancer for older brother
Too good to give back? Books worth thousands stuck on readers’ shelves after pandemic library shut down
Pupils to publish children stories in new magazine
Sweet dreams guaranteed: Here are some of the best children’s books of 2020

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