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SCBWI-IL 2021 Virtual Book Launch Parties

HURRAH! HOORAY!

 

It’s a SCBWI-Illinois VIRTUAL BOOK LAUNCH PARTY!

 

Every Wednesday at 3:30 pm 

 

Join SCBWI-Illinois in celebrating its authors and illustrators as they launch their new 2021 books virtually!

See MENU at right for more information on how to join the party!   #SCBWI_ILaunch


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MAY 2021: CELEBRATE OUR SCBWI-IL AUTHORS & ILLUSTRATORS

 

https://illinois.scbwi.org/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=cfdb-file&s=1618953210.0930&form=2020+Virtual+Book+Launch&field=newest-book-coverMAY 12th LAUNCH DATE:
BARBARA GREGORICH
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Celebrate Barbara Gregorich’s Yong Adult Novel, The F Words,
City of Light Publishing/ 
September 2021 ISBN 9781952536267

ORDER The F Words:
—Favorite seller HERE

FOLLOW ON SOCIALS
— FACEBOOK Barbara Gregorich
— Twitter fwordsya

AUTHOR WEBPAGE
Barbara Gregorich

 

 

 

 

MAY 5th LAUNCH DATE:
CHRISTINE BANKS

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Celebrate Christine Bank’s Picture Book, Beanie The Spider,
Jan 2021 / ISBN 9781098361297

ORDER Beanie The Spider FROM A PREFERRED LOCAL INDIE:
—Favorite seller Book Baby

FOLLOW ON SOCIALS
— INSTAGRAM Beaniethespider

— FACEBOOK Beanie The Spider

AUTHOR WEBPAGE
https://www.beaniethespider.com/

Christine Banks is an award-winning American artist who was inspired by a real spider living on one of her paintings to write & illustrate this art gallery adventure book.

 

 

https://illinois.scbwi.org/wp-admin/admin-ajax.php?action=cfdb-file&s=1616029803.4387&form=2020+Virtual+Book+Launch&field=newest-book-coverAPRIL 28th LAUNCH DATE:
Mary Bonnett
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Celebrate Mary Bonnett’s Middle Grade Book, The Adventures of Cleaver and Whizjam On The Isle of Oogle, Illustrated by Emily Thomsen
Independent / March 2021 / ISBN 9798713632915

ORDER The Adventures of Cleaver and Whizjam On The Isle of Oogle FROM A PREFERRED LOCAL INDIE:
—Favorite seller Book Shop

FOLLOW ON SOCIALS
— TWITTER MaryBonnett

— FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/cleaver.wheaton

VISIT HER AUTHOR WEBPAGES
http://marybonnett.com/

Mary Bonnett is an award-winning theater artist, playwright, novelist and former educator.

 

 

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APRIL 21st LAUNCH DATE:
Amanda Cleary Eastep

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Celebrate SCBWI-IL Amanda Cleary Eastep Middle Grade Book Jack vs. the Tornado
Illustrated by Aedan Peterson

Moody Publishers / April 2021
ISBN 9780802421029

ORDER Jack vs. the Tornado FROM A PREFERRED LOCAL INDIE:
—Favorite local bookseller Book Shop

 

FOLLOW ON SOCIALS
— TWITTER AmandaICleary

— FACEBOOK
https://www.facebook.com/AmandaClearyEastepAuthor

— INSTAGRAM book_leaves

VISIT THEIR AUTHOR WEBPAGES
https://amandaclearyeastep.com/

Amanda Cleary Eastep isn’t related to Beverly Cleary, but she is the author of Jack vs. the Tornado and The Hunt for Fang, books 1 & 2 in the Tree Street Kids middle grade series.

 

 

 

 

APRIL 14th: Karla Clark

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Celebrate SCBWI-IL Karla Clark Picture Book You Be Daddy Illustrated by Steph Lew
Feiwel & Friends (Macmillan) / April 2021 / ISBN 1250225396

ORDER You Be Daddy FROM A PREFERRED LOCAL INDIE:
—Favorite local bookseller Books on First, Dixon Illinois

FOLLOW ON SOCIALS
— TWITTER Karlaclark

— FACEBOOK www.facebook.com/karlajclark
— INSTAGRAM Karlaclark123

VISIT THEIR AUTHOR WEBPAGES
https://www.karlaclarkauthor.com/

Karla Clark writes fiction for adults and children. She has published three novels and a short story collection for adults, and five picture books for children. When shes not writing, she creates decoupage collages which she sells at art fairs. She lives in Rockford, Illinois, with her husband and autistic adult son. Visit her website at www.karlaclarkauthor.com

 

 

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APRIL 7th: MICHELLE SCHAUB
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Celebrate SCBWI-IL Michelle Schaub’s picture book Kindness is Kite String: The Uplifting Power of Empathy Illustrated by Claire LaForte
Cardinal Rule Press/ April 2021/ ISBN 1733035982

ORDER KINDNESS IS A KITE STRING FROM HER PREFERRED LOCAL INDIES:
—Favorite local bookseller Bookshop

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— TWITTER @Schaubwrites

— FACEBOOK Michelle Schaub
— INSTAGRAM @Schaubwrites


VISIT THEIR AUTHOR WEBPAGES
http://www.michelleschaub.com/

Michelle Schaub is an award-winning children’s author and teacher who is passionate about sharing the wonders of poetry, science, and nature with readers.

 

 

 

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