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
Little Free Library Launches Read in Color Diversity Initiative
Rabbit hOle Weathers Pandemic by Building Staff, Exhibits
Helping Your Kids Find Healthy Coping Skills
Don’t Forget to Vote! 10 Picture Books About Elections and Voting
Voting and Election Printables & Activities
ILLUSTRATORS' TREEHOUSE NEWS
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!
PARTICIPATE: AIGA VOTE Campaign
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:
GNATS VS. CHIMPS, A GUIDE TO COMMUNITY, PART 1
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'sIllustrators.com: 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!
OFF TOPIC BUT INTERESTING
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’