Posted by: Kathy Temean | September 21, 2022

Book Winners – Kudos – New Imprint – Illustrator Contest – Changes

If you are a follower, you may want to check to see if you have been receiving my daily emails. A large number of followers have reported they are not receiving anything from me. I reported this to WordPress with some of the email addresses affected, but when they checked, they said they were in the system, so they helped me set up another link. If you are not receiving anything, then go to the the right sidebar and sign up again. It might say you are alread signed up and may have to resign up. I hope you will take the time to check. Thank you.


If you won a book between May and August didn’t receive the book, you should be getting it soon. I fell behind when I got Covid and just just sent the winners address out to the right people, so give it a few weeks, then let me know if you did not receive a book. Thank you.



Laura Roettiger won CHICKEN FRANK, DINOSAUR by S.D. Wenger

Mia Geiger won LET’S BUILD A LITTLE TRAIN by Julia Richardson

Winners please send your snail mail address to kathy(dot)Temena(at) Thank you!



Author/illustrator of ABUELITA AND I MAKE A FLAN Adriana Hernandez Bergstrom’s COUNTDOWN TO NOCHEBUENA, a counting book that celebrates Latine Christmas traditions, to Mary-Kate Gaudet at Little, Brown Children’s, for publication in fall 2023, by Emily Mitchell at Wernick & Pratt Agency (world English and Spanish rights).



4U2B Books & Media

Loyola Press is launching 4U2B Books & Media, a new imprint “to help children, parents, educators, and lifelong learners thrive with a sense of place and purpose.” In addition to children’s books, they will publish select titles for adults. First titles include two children’s books by Mark K. Shriver, which will be released in September 2022 and 2023, respectively.

President and publisher Joellyn Cicciarelli said, “With 4U2B Books & Media, we’re looking to entertain, educate, and nurture families by helping children develop self-awareness, social-emotional skills, responsible decision-making, and thriving relationships.”


Each year, a rotating panel of judges will provide an assignment and will judge the submissions. The theme and specific assignment will change year to year, but the general goal will be to show sequence and narrative. The prize is an all-expense-paid trip to the SCBWI New York Winter Conference. The winning illustrations will be displayed during the New York Portfolio Showcase (in conjunction with the conference). We will also have an online gallery displaying the submissions to the award for any member who submitted to the award and wants to participate.


Click HERE to submit.

2022 theme is “Tiny Wonders”. See more details!



Martin Literary & Media Management

Rick Lewis has joined, specializing in adult and YA speculative fiction, including science fiction, fantasy, horror, and magical realism. He was previously editor-in-chief at Uproar Books.

Kristen Terrette has joined and will represent middle grade, YA, female-driven crime thrillers, faith-based books, and picture books with an author/illustrator.


Talk tomorrow,



  1. I know I had to sign up again because for at least 2 weeks I wasn’t getting emails about new posts here. Thank you for the update on the May and June book winners.


  2. I don’t think I’ve been missing any emails. I will double check though. Thanks, Kathy! Hope you are fully recovered!


  3. Kathy, I don’t know how you keep up with a daily blog! I hope you’re on the mend. Thanks for the copy of Chicken Frank. I am a huge fan of both the book and Shaunda. If it’s easier, I can just reach out to her directly. Thank you for all you do for the kid lit community.


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