Friday Links List and Illustrators' Treehouse News - 30 October 2020

From The Scottish Review: Witches Have Never Enjoyed a Good Press

From Dimitra Fimi: Samhain or Halloween? The “ancient Celtic year” in Contemporary Children’s Fantasy

From PsyPost: Reading literary versus popular fiction promotes different socio-cognitive processes, study suggests

From Book Bub:
     16 Magical Reading Nooks Straight Out of a Fairy Tale
     Writing Your Author Bio? Here Are 20 Great Examples. (Plus a Checklist!)

From SLJs 100 Scope Notes: Your Fall Newbery/Caldecott 2021 ‘Hey, Keep an Eye Out’ Lists

From HuffPost: So Your Favorite Children's Books Didn't Age Well. Here's What You Can Do About It.

From The Bookseller: Norwich indie opens 3D virtual store

From Nathan Bransford: How to fix a boring story (This week in books)

From The Idea Logical Company: The end of the general trade publishing concept

From The Picture Book Den: WHY WRITING (AND NOT JUST BOOK DEALS) CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY! by Clare Helen Welsh

From PW:
     Little Free Library Launches Read in Color Diversity Initiative
     Rabbit hOle Weathers Pandemic by Building Staff, Exhibits

From Brightly:
     Helping Your Kids Find Healthy Coping Skills
     Don’t Forget to Vote! 10 Picture Books About Elections and Voting
     Voting and Election Printables & Activities

PARTICIPATE - SUBMIT TO the: Bologna Children's Book Fair (12 -15 April 2021) Illustrators Exhibition

COMPETITION: York County Storm Drain Art (open until Jan. 8, 2021 - $200 award)

CONTEST: Check out the Astra International Picture Book Writing Contest (Astra is the new house headed up by children's lit scholar Leonard Marcus)

EVENT: 2020 AIGA Design Conference (online) And a FREE TICKET GIVEAWAY!


From Twitter: Mini Wall Art (in an electrical socket) "I adore tiny art. It’s ridiculous and pointless, but so perfectly lovely."

Printmaker (and friend) Karin Eremia has opened a shop online!

From Muddy Colors:
     Ghosts with Greg Ruth

From Library Journal: Black Lives Matter and Protest Art Exhibits to View Online

From Publishers Weekly: 2019 North American Comics Sales Rose 11%

From NPR (and Eva - thanks!): Drawing On Greek Myths As Inspiration For Illustrating Life During The Pandemic FABULOUS! MUST SEE!

From Kinder Comics: Almost American Girl

From CommArts: The Exclusive on Inclusive

From The House of Illustration (UK): Families "We offer a range of completely free resources to educate, entertain and inspire kids at home."

From Children' October Newsletter

From Bobby Chiu: The (Not) Rules of Color Temperature with Nathan Fowkes

From Diamond Books (graphic novels): Diamond Returns to Librarycon Live

From Print and Palette: Halloween Prints!
     HALLOWEEN 2020 -meri meri
     HALLOWEEN 2020 - maggie holmes / crate paper
     HALLOWEEN SCRAPBOOK - pebbles inc.

From The Horn Book: Sponsored by Heartdrum, an imprint of HarperCollins Children’s Books Cynthia Leitich Smith and Rosemary Brosnan Talk with Roger

From RH Graphic: October Spotlight (Random House Graphic Novel Newsletter)

From The Art Room Plant:
     Flying towards Halloween - make a home-made bat!
     Katia Shumkova More Bats!
     Witches Spells!
     Violeta Dabija

From the Chronicle of Higher Education: Our HyFlex Experiment: What’s Worked and What Hasn’t

From Winthrop University: 2020 ArtsWinthrop Virtual Scholarship Gala

From The Atlantic: America Will Sacrifice Anything for the College Experience

From The NYTimes: Colleges Slash Budgets in the Pandemic, With ‘Nothing Off-Limits’

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