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1. Listen to Book Bites for Kids with Harold Underdown

If you have questions about writing and publishing for children, listen to Book Bites for Kids, LIVE on blogtalkradio.com every weekday afternoon at 3:00 Eastern time. Children's book editor, Harold Underdown, will be Suzanne Lieurance's guest today and every day for the rest of this week. He'll talk about all aspects of writing and publishing in today's children's markets.

Harold Underdown is a children's book editor, author of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition (Complete Idiot's Guide to), and runs the popular writer's website, The Purple Crayon.

Listen to the show here.

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2. What's Happening Lately?

There seems to be a lot happening in April and May when it comes to children's publishing. But then again, there's always something going on - isn't there? Here are just a few. . .

GRANNY AWARDS 2007
Stories for Children Magazine is proud to announce its First Annual "Granny" Awards! Hollywood may have the Grammies, but the editors at SFC have THE GRANNYS!

"Without you, and without the awesome generosity of your outstanding talent and contributions, and your belief in us as the "new kid on the block," there would NOT BE a Stories for Children Magazine! The selfless gift of your time and talent to get Stories for Children off the ground and growing is appreciated more than we can ever say. To honor each and every contributor to our magazine, we decided to recognize your gifts to us. Since two of our editors are "grannies," they got to name this award . . . "The Granny Awards."

The Staff at Stories for Children Magazine will be picking their Top Three Personal Favorite Contributions for this award in the following categories:

Nonfiction
Fiction
Illustration/Artwork
Poetry
Youth

Do you want to know who won? Don't miss the gala event taking place on April 1st at Stories for Children Magazine.


NEW EDITION OF THE COMPLETE IDIOT'S GUIDE TO CHILDREN PUBLISHING
The third edition of The Complete Idiot's Guide to Publishing Children's Books, 3rd Edition (Complete Idiot's Guide to) will be released on May 6 and can now be pre-ordered.
Visit The Purple Crayon to see two free sample chapters and other information.

What does the third edition offer?
-Updates in several chapters.
-A new chapter on finding a good writing how-to.
-A new chapter on self-publishing.
-Marketing and promotion section reorganized and revised.
-Revisions and added material throughout.


THE PIGEON WANTS A . . .???
What does that pigeon want already?? He really, really, REALLY wants one. He'll take good care of it! What's the matter--don't you want him to be happy?! Children and pigeons will be able to participate in a contest to guess the object of Pigeon's affection. On April 1st, we will finally find out what that pigeon wants in Mo Willems' new pigeon book! Pigeon Wants..., The

Read a teaser at Publisher's Weekly

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3. Pirate's Passage by William Gilkerson

Young Jim’s life is about to change due to  the abrupt arrival of an old sea dog named Captain Charles Johnson. And a good thing too, as the family inn has hit rough times. The pressure to sell to the wealthy community bullies, the Mo

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