HAPPY THANKSGIVING! SCBWI members have a lot to be thankful for this holiday season, including this GREAT NEWS! We love celebrating our members’ successes and noteworthy news, so read on to find out who’s got something to shout about. Digital high-fives welcome in the comments!


Hatching Chicks in Room 6 by Caroline Arnold is the winner of the 2018 Cybils Award for Elementary Non-fiction.



The Invisible Stringby Patrice Karst has just signed a Spanish rights deal with two different publishers! Editorial Océano will be publishing the new edition of the book in Spanish translation to be distributed throughout the US and Latin America, with a tentative season of Spring 2019, and Astronave will be publishing a Spanish edition in Spain, to be tentatively released by the end of 2019.


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Images provided by their corresponding authors.

“Great News” original photo by Branden Harvey on Unsplash. Digitally manipulated by Sarah Parker-Lee.