Posted by: Kathy Temean | February 7, 2021

Book Winners – Kudos – Industry Changes


Danielle Hammelef won VENETIAN LULLABY by Judith L. Roth

Suzy Leopold won EYES THAT KISS IN THE CORNERS by Joanna Ho

Lindsey F won THE NIGHT BAAFORE EASTER by Dawn Young



Congratulations to Nancy Churnin for receiving an Notable Social Studies Award from the Children’s Book Council and National Council for the Social Studies for her book BEAUTIFUL SHADES OF BROWN.


Jennifer Merz will be interviewed by Jennifer Lorenzo, host of “Let’s Talk History.” They will chat about her picture book STEADFAST, her process, and especially about American trailblazer Frances Perkins, steadfast champion of workers’ rights!

Tune in to 

or use the Hudson River Radio app to listen

LIVE Wednesday, February 10, 2021 at 6PM EST.

A podcast will be posted on their website shortly after the show.



Here is a sneak peek of author Joyce Lapin’s and illustrator Simona Ceccarelli’s new picture book’s cover. Congratulations to Joyce, Simona, and Sterling Children’s Books for putting out a stellar cover that will really draw kids in and make them want to journey to the planets. It hits book shelves on April 20. 2021, but check back here on April 6th for  a book giveaway on that day.

Ride along with the New Horizons spacecraft as she rockets three billion miles to Pluto! Watch her take the first close-up photos of Pluto, and then journey another billion miles to mini-world Arrokoth. You’ll whiz through space at more than 10 miles per second; learn how giant planet Jupiter helped the little spacecraft reach Pluto; and discover the astonishing surface feature that made the world fall in love with Pluto.

Kirkus Starred review:

“The creators of If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon (2019) chronicle a far more venturesome outing…. An epic, energetic flight into the dimmer reaches of our local astronomical neighborhood.”



Brett Wright has joined Random House Children’s as senior editor.

At Macmillan Children’s, Kate Avino has been promoted to assistant editor

Trisha de Guzman moved up to editor at FSG Children’s

Sarah Gerton has been promoted to agent at Curtis Brown.

Ernie Chiara has joined Fuse Literary as an associate agent.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. congrats to all –

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  2. Congrats! Thanks for the news update, Kathy!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I really don’t know how I missed this post, but thank you for following up! I can’t wait to read and review my new book.


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