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SCBWI loves celebrating our members’ successes and noteworthy news, and there are many! Read on to find out who’s got something to shout about. Digital high-fives welcome in the comments!



Snowed by Maria Alexander has been nominated for the 2017 Anthony Award for Best Children’s YA Novel. The World Mystery Convention, aka Bouchercon, has bestowed Anthony Awards on iconic mystery writers since 1980. Snowed also recently won the 2016 Bram Stoker Award for Superior Achievement in a Young Adult Novel. The book was published November 2, 2016 by Raw Dog Screaming Press. (Snowed.jpg, used previously)

The School Library Journal says of newcomer Kelli McNeil’s debut book Sleepy Toes from Scholastic: “Caregivers everywhere will want to have this book in their bedtime arsenal.” (Sleepy-Toes.jpg)



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