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Get to Know Spring's Hottest Debut Authors and Illustrators!

By: Deborah B. Ford | February 23, 2016 | Shelf Life

Roger and DebSpring is blooming with promising new talented writers and artists vying to be the next big name in children's and YA lit.  Join my special guest, Roger Sutton, Editor-in-Chief of The Horn Book, and me as we introduce you to some fabulous debut authors and illustrators and the books that are getting them started.  These are some of the hottest new names you'll want to remember and the books you'll want to explore in the coming months. This is webcast is a must-see to stay "in the know!" From a picture book about reading and surfing (What?!) to a middle grade novel about Manzanar, readers will love the new stories from the Debut Class of 2016. Can you guess which new writer or illustrator used to be in publishing? Which one had an award-winning novel? Which author has a collection of deerstalker caps? Which illustrator is an assistant professor of illustration in Detroit?  Which author/illustrator works for The New Yorker? Which illustrator was born in India and now teaches second grade? Who is director of biodiversity and wildlife solutions at RESOLVE? Which author is fourteen-years-old? Tune in on Thursday, March 17 at 3:00EST for these and other interesting facts about the debut class of 2016. Register today! Don't miss this free 30 minute dive into some really great books.

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