From Brightly: 11 Books About Kindness for Kids Ages 3-5
From The Guardian: Children's and teens roundup: the best new picture books and novels
From EW: Who's the star of the Hunger Games prequel? Read the exclusive first excerpt
From the University of Glasgow: Call for Papers for the first OUTLANDER CONFERENCE
From SLJ: We Need Diverse Books Names 2020 Walter Dean Myers Award Winners Also, Reese Witherspoon Seeks Book Club Librarian-in-Residence
From PW: WI15: Cummins Speaks, Booksellers Divided on 'American Dirt'
From The Bookseller: Peter Riley wins Profile Aitken Alexander Non-Fiction Prize
From Nathan Bransford: What does it mean to be your "real self" online?, also What is a character arc?
From SLJ's Fuse #8: Cover Reveal (and Excerpt!): Everything Sad Is Untrue (a true story) by Daniel Nayeri
From Library Journal: Missouri Bill Proposes Parental Review Board for "Age-Inappropriate" Material, Legal Penalties for Noncompliance
From The Bookseller: McDougall joins S&S Children's from HarperCollins as creative director (UK)
From Nathan Bransford: My plot framework
From ChronicleVitae: Scholars Talk Writing and The (Not-So-)Secret Way to Attract Majors to Your Department
From Bookshelf: Rubook bookcase
THE ILLUSTRATORS' TREEHOUSE NEWS
THREE COMPETITIONS OPEN THIS WEEK! THEY ARE:
THE 3X3 ILLUSTRATION SHOWS No.17 - click to enter, and the
SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS and the
KEY COLOURS COMPETITION
and Muddy Colors is offering a scholarship - a free booth at the next Spectrum Fantasy Art Symposium. Don't know what Spectrum is? CLICK HERE!
From PW: THE AWARDS ARE IN! Craft, Kadir, King Win Newbery, Caldecott, Printz
From Heroes Aren't Hard to Find: The annual Charlotte Mini-Con is coming up on February 7th, featuring Sanford Greene, Adam Hughes, and Brian Stelfreeze
From Muddy Colors: 12 Problems Artists Have With Making Effective Compositions - This is GOOD - a must read! Also, This is What You Want, This is What You Get and 5 YEARS OF DEAR ART DIRECTOR (Links to GREAT articles!) One more: "Goblin Ambush!"
From the National Parks Arts Foundation: New residencies available! (Get a paid vacation to paint!)
From ChildrensIllustrators.com: January Newsletter packed with good info!
From the Bologna Children's Book Fair: 2020 Selected Illustrators
From Hire an Illustrator: The Results Are IN! Here is the State of Illustration 2019
Carowinds Kaman's Art Shoppes is hiring for the summer! These are the folks who do caricatures and t-shirt painting.
From SLJ: Books on Film: How Picture Books are Illustrated with Soyeon Kim
From The Guardian: Every Studio Ghibli film - ranked!
From The Art Room Plant: Paula Metcalf
OFF-TOPIC BUT INTERESTING
From Joe Jacobi: Deep Work Math - a new way to look at goal setting