Friday Links List and Illustrators' Treehouse News - 18 December 2020

From The Guardian: How Julia Donaldson conquered the world, one rhyme at a time

From PW: 2020 Children's and Teen Choice Book Award Winners Announced

From Brightly:
     11 Girl-Centered Sci-Fi Novels for Middle Grade Readers
     Memorable and Meaningful: On Giving Books Over Toys This Holiday Season

From the AP: Publishing saw upheaval in 2020, but ‘books are resilient’

Do you know about KidLitTV?

From The Bookseller: Avon and Mushens Entertainment hunt for new commercial writer of colour

From The Guardian:
     Children’s books roundup – the best new picture books and novels
     The Best Children's Books of 2020 for All Ages

From Bookends: How Publishing Managed 2020 is an Indication of Future Success

From BookBub: 10 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books Readers Loved This Fall

From Anavrin: Create a mini study room adorable!

f COMPETITION: CommArts Illustration Competition Call for Entries (deadline, Jan. 8, 2021)

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)

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

SCHOLARSHIP: 12x12x12 Scholarship Program for budding children's book writers

PARTICIPATE: From The Bookseller:

From Bobby Chiu: How to Paint with No Reference

PARTICIPATE: From the State of Illustration: Annual Illustrators' Survey

JOB: Steak N Shake, Charlotte, NC is looking for an illustration graphic designer

From CommArts: Siaya print ads With the help of EunSun Choi’s intricately crafted dolls, these surrealist print ads reveal the strange things that happen when people spend too much time indoors.

From Diamond Book Distributors: Newsletter

From Valiant Entertainment: Newsletter

From Muddy Colors:
     A Box Full of Dreams with Robert Hunt - on the 1983 The Society of Illustrators annual - WOW.
     The Psychedelic Singularity with Cory Godbey a graphic novel seven years in the making!
     Obeka Brute Chronologist with Jasper Ejsing On creating art for Magic the gathering

From CommArts: Launching a new typeface: Whirly Birdie

From SLJ and Travis Jonker's 100 Scope Notes: Top 20 Books of 2020: 15-11 (with links to all the lists)

From Print & Pattern: Christmas 2020, Paperchase

From The Art Room Plant: Peter Van den Ende!!!!

From Inside Higher Ed: Guest Post: The Strange Case of the Exploding Student Workload

From EAB: The Anatomy of a Great Meeting - infographic

From The NY Times: The Social Life of Forests

From Ali A Olomi on Twitter: A master thread organizing all the threads I've done- On angels in Islam, Dreams and their interpretation in Islam and Eastern Folklore, On the Zodiac in Islam astrology - beautiful

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