Carmen signing her first book contract
By Carmen Oliver
You’ve inked your first book sale. Congratulations!
Now, you’re busy getting ready for your big launch date, and you’re beginning to think about doing school visits.
But before you can connect with your student audience, you first have to create a presentation.
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By Gayleen Rabakukk
Check out the cover of Abraham Lincoln’s Dueling Words, a nonfiction picture book by Donna Janell Bowman, illustrated by S.D. Schindler (Peachtree, April 2018). From the promotional copy:
Long before he was our beloved president, Abraham Lincoln was known for his smarts and his knee-slapping humor.
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By Cynthia Leitich Smith
Author-illustrator Don Tate hosted a tremendous, successful book launch for Strong as Sandow: How Eugene Sandow Became The Strongest Man on Earth (Charlesbridge, 2017) Sept. 9 at BookPeople in Austin. From the promotional copy:
Friedrich Müller was born sickly and weak, yet he longed to be athletic and strong,
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By Melissa Stewart
Most people in the children’s literature community are familiar with picture book biographies, but did you know that there’s a second major category of nonfiction picture books?
It’s time to shine some light on concept picture books.
A concept picture book explores an abstract idea or process,
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