Posted by: Kathy Temean | May 24, 2023

Book Winners and Kudos


Penny Taub won WOMBATS ARE PRETTY WEIRD: A [Not So] Serious Guide by Abi Cushman

Kvavala won HELLO, MEADOW! by Terry Pierce

Jilanne Hoffmann won SUMMER IS FOR COUSINS by Rajani LaRocca

Winners please send me you addresses. Thank you!



Helen H. Wu, author of TOFU TAKES TIME, has sold PING’S PERFECT POT, a story of persistence in which a girl tries to make the perfect pot for the tangerine tree she and her grandfather purchased for Lunar New Year to Naomi Krueger at Beaming Books. It will be illustrated by Zihua Yang and published in December 2024.

Lynne Marie and Brenda Sturgis’s BROOMMATES, about two witchy sisters who share a broom and a room, and have to find a way to meet in the middle, illustrated by Nico Ecenarro, to Michele McAvoy at The Little Press, for publication in fall 2024, by Jonathan Rosen and Marisa Cleveland at The Seymour Agency for the author, and by Dan Cramer at Page Turner Literary Agency for the illustrator.


Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thank you so very much! I’m so very excited to have won Hello Meadow for my granddaughter Samantha! And congrats!


  2. Hi Kathy:

    So excited to win the book: WOMBATS ARE WEIRD BY Abi Cushman. Love her books. Thank You. Also, a few weeks ago, I won the book Travel Guide for Monsters.

    If they want to autograph write to Penny. Thank you.

    Here is my address: Penny Taub 2973 Kenilwick Dr. S. Clearwater, Fl 33761

    Thank you for creating this space to promote and market Authors Pictures Books. I look forward to the day my PB is featured. Fingers crossed. Thank you for all your efforts to write these weekly/ daily e-zines. Peace. Penny

    Penny Taub, MS ED

    Author for Children, Tweens, and Young Adults

    Follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Blogspot


  3. Wow! Congrats to all!


  4. Thank you so much!! I love Rajani’s books! Can’t wait to read this one!


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