From PW: When They Got the Call: PW Speaks with the 2020 Newbery, Caldecott, and Printz Winners
From Polygon: 19 new science fiction and fantasy books to check out in February
From Gallup Polls: In U.S., Library Visits Outpaced Trips to Movies in 2019
From SLJ: On Being Comfortable with Discomfort: Tiffany Jewell Explains What It Means To Be Anti-Racist
From IRSCL: Call for Papers for the 2021 Congress in Chile
From CafeMom: 20 Children's Books That Are Modern Classics (Interesting list!)
From NPR: YA Fantasy Where The Oppression Is Real
From EW: Dave Matthews teams with children's author Clete Barrett Smith for fantasy novel
From PW: New Lee and Low Survey Shows No Progress on Diversity in Publishing and What the Book Biz Can Learn from Napster
From Brightly: https://www.readbrightly.com/books-that-make-kids-feel-warm-and-cozy/">Books that Make Kids Feel Warm and Cozy
From Wired: How to Raise Media-Savvy Kids in the Digital Age
From SLJ: #OwnVoices Not Familiar to All also, do you know about #DVpit?
From The Scottish Book Trust: The Robert Louis Stevenson Fellowship Go write in France!
From Cynsations: Author Interview: Chris Barton on Writing Stories That Heal and Guest Post: Kate Messner on The Secrets to Writing Lots of Books, Promoting Them, and Still Having a Life
From Little Brown School and Library: Newsletter, Lift Every Voice: Be Anitracist
THE ILLUSTRATORS' TREEHOUSE NEWS
From The Society of Illustrators: 2020 Student Scholarship ENTER!!!!
Enter the AOI (Association of Illustrators) World Illustration Awards 2020
Do you know about The FAB Prize, the only children's prize for BAME new writers and illustrators?
From the icde (the Innovation Center for Design Excellence): Vetted illustration resources
Because we love her work: The Art of Annie Stegg - many of her pieces show process images
Also - here are some free demos
From the Bologna Book Fair: THE 2020 SELECTED ILLUSTRATORS - See what judges consider the best children's book illustrations out of over 600 submissions
From Urban Sketchers: Drawing Attention February 2020
From Muddy Colors: FANTASTIC ARTS CONFERENCE, March 9-13, 2020 also, ELSPETH, UNDAUNTED HERO (process post), and Artist of the Month: Mati Klarwein
From CommArts: Lego Installation
From The Bookseller: Bonnier Books UK to host portfolio review day in support of emerging illustrators
From Make Art That Sells: Assignment Bootcamp 2020: Get creative inspiration for your portfolio every week for the price of a Weekly latte!
New! Directory of Illustration - view online HERE
From The Bookseller: Bonnier celebrates Manilla Press launch with bespoke Swedish design
From Apple Podcasts: The Art of P. Craig Russell
From The Art Room Plant: Zahra Mohamadnejad
Also, her response to Brexit, featuring Sergio Schmidt Iglesias
From Muddy Colors:
From WRHI in Rock Hill: AUDIO: Women’s Art Initiative debuts new sculpture in Downtown Rock Hill
From The National Parks Foundation: Residencies
From SCBWI British Isles: Hand Lettering and Why You Should Try It
From The Verge: Not so sure this is such a good idea - are these folks getting paid for their free tutorials? Hm. Adobe is building live-streaming into Creative Cloud apps
From The Art Room Plant: Bernardo P. Carvalho
OFF-TOPIC BUT INTERESTING
From the Good News Network: Smell of Roses, Even During Sleep, Shown to Help Improve Learning Success by as Much as 30%