Friday, July 15, 2016
Picture Book Party 2016 Selections
Here we go. Sharon and I tried to give this much thought and pick a good variety of entries. We kept an eye out for diversity, but also for unique concepts or interesting methods. We found entries that made us laugh and those that made us cry.
Before the reveal, I just want to remind everyone that contests are for fun and meeting other writers, building contacts. In no way are they a reflection on a story. Maybe people have entered contests and gotten no love, only to get an agent from the query slush--like me. For one thing, we are limited to the number of picks we can showcase, while an agent is not. So keep querying, keep writing those adorable picture and chapter books.
I know the disappointment. Use it to keep going.
Now for the surprise! We've added five extra picks to the numbers. Instead of 20, we have 25 spots!
So here are the picks, in no particular order, that will be in the agent round on July 20th.
Karina the Dancer
Three Pickles Downtown
Mary Anning and the Colossal Fossil
Standing Up While Sitting Down
Ants in Space
Don't Fret, Fred
Knights of the Neighborhood
The Uncool Friendship of Pablo and the Knitting Club
Hippo Wants a Brand New Butt
Little Miss Thunder Foot
How Can I Get A Bed For Bear
Billy Lends A Hand
Jerrie Mock, Queen of the Ocean Skies
My Dragonfly Grandma
A Thousand Slimy Things and I
How to Put Your Dragon to Bed
Being Bailey Rae
Abu and Nana
Mina and the Monsoons
The Rooster with Chickenpox
The Kingdom of Conundrum
Congrats to the winners! Hugs to those who will be watching! See you next week for the agent round.