Kidlit

Who Wants Cake?

If you didn’t already know – I LOVE CAKE! I have my own caking blog and I’m often attempting my own amateur ultimate cake-off fondant masterpieces. I’m always admiring the work of professionals, particularly when they decide to make cakes about children’s books! If you’re not familiar with the hilarious blog “Cake Wrecks” which usually…

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Writing for Kids: A Three-Quarter Life’s Work

Author Gordon Korman has been in the children’s book industry since he was a teenager, and has over seventy novels and books under his belt! With such a long prolific career, he is an asset to all of us looking to break into this industry. The following notes were taken from his 2010 SCBWI LA…

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Kidlit Themed Jack-o-Lanterns = Awesomeness!

What happens when you put pumpkins and kidlit books into your witches brew? Kidlit-Jack-o-Lantern-Awesomeness of course! So while you’re dressing up in your super sexy Halloween costume and gorging yourself on candy enjoy these super fun Halloween pumpkins: My Pumpkin this year was in honor of The Hunger Games: The rest of these I found…

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Quote of the Week: Mary Kole

“Teens aren’t stupider versions of adults. They’re their own complex, multi-faceted people, they just don’t have the benefit of as much life experience… Successful YA writers have honest, authentic voices and they still have many vivid memories of their own young adulthood’s.” Mary Kole is an agent with the Andrea Brown Literary Agency. Originally a…

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2010 SCBWI Summer Conference Registration Opens

Yes! It’s finally here! It’s time to register for the SCBWI Summer Conference! The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators annual summer conference in Los Angeles will be open for registration starting Wednesday, April 21st (that’s tomorrow!!). This is a must-see event for anyone who is serious about a career in children’s literature. This…

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