SCBWI Inside Story
It’s the “inside story” from local authors who are Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators members. Our author guests today include Aaron Reynolds (Carnivores), Gina Bellisario (12 Days of Christmas in Illinois), Esther Hershenhorn (Txting Mama Txting Baby), Kevin Luthardt (When Edgar Met Cecil), Demitria Lunetta (In the After), Marlene Targ Brill (The Underground Railroad Adventure of Allen Jay), and Lisa Jenn Bigelow (Starting From Here). Hear the success stories of these published writers.
The lion is king of the jungle!
The great white shark is sovereign of the seas!
The timber wolf is emperor of the forests!
From sparkling boats on Lake Michigan to giant roadside statues along Route 66, Illinois has it all--and Mia's going to see everything the Prairie State has to offer when she visits her favorite cousin for Christmas. Along the way, she gets some great state gifts, including a chirpy red cardinal named Ruby, some spooky ghosts, and a whole gang of sock monkeys--invented in Illinois!
Without a sliver of doubt, language and literacy are to be revered by book lovers both young and old. But alas, the technology age is firmly upon us all--both young and old. Nearly 85% of American adults own cell phones and most of them send and receive text messages.
Moving to a new home is hard--even when you're a robot.
In debut author Demitria Lunetta's heart-pounding thriller, one girl must fight for her survival in a world overrun by violent, deadly creatures. Perfect for fans of New York Times bestsellers like The 5th Wave and Across the Universe.
Randolph, Ohio, 1842. Allen Jay and his family are Quakers, members of a religion that opposes slavery. Allen's home is a stop on the Underground Railroad, and his family helps escaping slaves reach freedom. When Henry appears in the Jays' yard, Allen must help him reach the next safe house. But can they escape the slave catchers?
Sixteen-year-old Colby Bingham's heart has been broken too many times. Her mother has been dead for almost two years, her truck driver father is always away, her almost girlfriend just dumped her for a guy, and now she's failing chemistry.