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Markets for picture book writers

August 29, 2017

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Flashlight Press only publishes fictional children’s picture books. Make sure your manuscript: Targets 4-8 year olds Is under 1,000 words Has a universal theme that deals with family or social situations Study Flashlight Press books to determine whether your story is a true fit. Submit your manuscript by email only with attachment. For more information […]

Children’s publishers now accepting manuscripts

August 15, 2017

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OnStage Publishing publishes children’s chapter books, middle grade and young adult novels. They do not publish picture books, short stories or poetry. Word length Chapter books: 3,000 to 9,000 words Middle-grade novels: 10,000 to 40,000 words Young adult novels: 40,000 to 60,000 words Query by email or send full manuscript by snail mail. For more […]

Blind these publishers with science

July 27, 2017

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  Two publishers are seeking science-based manuscripts for kids. As always spend time looking at the books they publish to determine whether your manuscript is suitable for submission.   Arbordale Publishing The mission of Arbordale Publishing is to get children excited about science and math through fun-to-read picture book stories. They want fiction manuscripts with […]

Review: “Bow-Wow-Meow”

June 6, 2017

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Bow-Wow-Meow Written by Bianca Lacasa Illustrated by Gómez NubeOcho May 2017 40 pages Fabio is a beagle with a major identity issue. He doesn’t do normal dog stuff like wag his tail, or play fetch, or even bark. When his boy Max shouts “Bow-wow,” he just looks puzzled. To Max’s complete surprise he discovers that […]

Review: Olivia the Spy

April 20, 2017

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Olivia the Spy By Ian Falconer Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1230 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10020 April 2017 40 pages After a five-year absence from the literary stage Olivia, the usually flamboyant dancing pig makes a surreptitious return. In this episode, Olivia and her mother are having issues. Olivia is offended […]

Review — Jabber: The Steller’s Jay

March 28, 2017

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Jabber: The Steller’s Jay Written by Sylvester Allred Illustrated by Diane Iverson WestWinds Press April 2017 32 pages In the spring, two Steller’s jays build a nest with twigs and mud high in the ponderosa pine tree. Jabber is one of the baby birds that hatch from four bright blue eggs. As soon as she […]

Review: Gone Camping

March 15, 2017

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Gone Camping: A Novel in Verse Written by Tamera Will Wissinger Illustrated by Matthew Cordell Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers March 2017 112 pages While Sam and Lucy prepare for the family’s camping trip they eagerly anticipate all the fun they will have at the lake. But when the big day arrives Dad […]