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SCBWI loves celebrating our members’ successes and noteworthy news, and there are many to be thankful for as Thanksgiving approaches! Read on to find out who’s got something to shout about. If you have something to be thankful for, kid-lit-related or otherwise, share in the comments! We here at SCBWI Los Angeles and Kite Tales are thankful for each and every one of you!



Rabbi the Rabbit, by Shireen Hakim, was published in the “Out of Many, One: Celebrating Diversity” anthology. It also won an award by the anthology publisher, Houston Writers Guild Press, on April 5, 2017.



Karen Jameson is excited about her first two picture book sales! Moon Babies was acquired by Stephanie Pitts (Putnam, 2019) and will be illustrated by Amy Hevron. Woodland Dreams, was acquired by Naomi Kirsten (Chronicle, 2020) and will be illustrated by Marc Boutavant.


We Are Teachers named Sleepy Toes, by Kelli McNeil, from Scholastic as one of “15 Best Picture Books for Kindergarten!” The list included classics like The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle and Where the Wild Thing Are by Maurice Sendak. Read the full list here.



Harry and the Hot Lava (Kindle Edition), by Chris Robertson, has reached #1 Best Seller ranking on Amazon!




Joseph Taylor adds to his biography collection for Cricket with “Launching Rockets: The Story of Robert H. Goddard,” in the magazine’s September issue. 




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