Cuddlefish Gang News – April 2021

Congratulations to our own Jessica Lanan, Illustrator for Richard Ho’s The Lost Package, which was just highlighted as a Best Read ⭐️ by Publishers Weekly!

The Lost Package was also written up in Librarian’s Quest and the Unpacking the Power of Picture Books blog!

It was also given a starred review by Shelf Awareness!

Jessica’s art in this book is also already being talked about by the School Library Journal about being a possible Caldecott Award Winner!

This wonderful book also had its book birthday in early March!

And the beat goes on for Lily Williams’s book, Go With The Flow, which was listed in the Hub’s 2021 Great Graphic Novels for Teens!

Go With the Flow was also chosen by the ALA as a Notable Children’s Book of 2021!

…is a LA Times Book Prize finalist!

…and is a Great Lakes Book Award finalist!

Congratulations to Lily for also being signed by Roaring Brook to illustrate Richard Ho’s A Rock Is Born!

Mark your calendars! Lily has a virtual Earth Day event coming up on April 22nd!

Huge congratulations goes out to Kaz Windness whose Bitsy Bat, School Star was aquired by Simon & Schuster!

Congratulations to Dustin Resch for signing with Karly Dizon at Fuse Literary!

Congratulations to Dow Phumiruk on a book birthday for An Equal Shot, illustrated by Dow and written by Helaine Becker!

And, congratulations to Dow for her book deal with Levine Querido to illustrate Kristen Mai Gaing’s Last Flight!

Dow is also highlighted in STEM Women in Kidlit Podcast!

Congratulations to Titan and the Wild Boars, which is illustrated by Dow for winning the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award!

Congratulations to Dow on Maya Lin being included in Cool Mom Pick’s list of Children’s Books About Inspiring Asian Americans!

Congratulations to Brizida Magro for her book deal to illustrate Ellen Mayer’s Gift & Box for Knopf!

…and another exciting book deal, illustrating Small Talk by Mary Lee Donovan for Greenwillow!

Congratulations to Heather Brockman Lee for her book deal to illustrate Sarah Hovorka’s Hattie Hates Hugs for Beaming Books!

Congratulations to Heather on having her artwork highlighted on the Weekly 411 Blog!

Congratulations to Amber Owen (a.k.a. ZB Asterplume) for having her picture book, Dario’s Tiger acquired by Feiwel and Friends!

Congratulations to E.G. Keller / Gerald Kelley for his book deal to illustrate Gretchen McLellan’s Daddy’s a Soldier for Philomel!

Stan Yan‘s interview on Laura Rottinger’s Blog

Stan’s art was featured in the SCBWI Winter Conference blog!

His art also now graces the Oceans of Hope conservation blog!

A touching story from Stan’s Facebook page about how he helped Make-A-Wish for Cliff.

Stan’s strip, Peter Cadaver will be joining the Sunday Ha Ha online comics page for kids as a regular weekly feature starting Sunday, May 23rd!

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