Monday, December 6, 2010

This week at the National Writing for Children Center

About the National Writing for Children Center

The National Writing for Children Center is a showcase for children's book authors and illustrators.

Each month we showcase up to 12 authors and/or illustrators to let children, parents, grandparents, teachers, librarians, and others interested in the world of children's literature know about these artists' wonderful new children's books.

Authors and illustrators who are interested in being showcased at the National Writing for Children Center should visit our Showcase Application page for a complete list of all the promotional activities included in our monthly showcase.

This Week on Book Bites for Kids

Book Bites for Kids airs LIVE every Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday afternoon at 2:00 CST on blogtalkradio.

Listen to the live show on and call in during the broadcast to ask a question or just to make a comment at 1-646-716-9239.

If you can't make it to the LIVE show, visit the National Writing for Children Center to listen to the replay of any or all of the scheduled shows.

what's newMonday's guest is Donna McDine.
Donna will talk about what's new this month at the National Writing for Children Center.

Rebecca Grose Tuesday's Guest is Rebecca Grose.
Rebecca Grose is a children's book publicist. She'll talk about Planning a Book Launch Party.

Queen Vernita meets sir heathybean Thursday's guests are Dawn Menge and Heath Rhoades.
They will talk about their new book, Queen Vernita meets Sir Heathybean the Astronomer.

Click here to learn more about each of these guests!


Enter This Week's Book Giveaway

Every week, visitors to the National Writing for Children Center can enter the drawing for our Book Giveaway by leaving a comment at the site.

On Sunday, we draw a name from among those people who left comments, and that person is the lucky winner of the week's Book Giveaway.

Visit the National Writing for Children Center any day this week and leave a comment to be entered in this week's Book Giveaway.

Next Sunday, December 12, 2010, we'll be giving away a copy of Priscilla McDoodleNut DoodleMcMae Asks, Why? by Janet Mary Sinke.

Click here to visit the NWFCC and enter the giveaway!


Fun Activities for Kids!
from author Nicole Weaver

Are you looking for fun activities to keep your kids or grandkids busy?

Hop over to Nicole Weaver's blog for some fun puzzles that kids will love.

Click here to get to the blog!


Virtual Tours Start Today for Our Showcased Authors

This week we're sending our showcased authors out on 6-day virtual tours for their books.

Authors Dawn Menge and Heath Rhoades kick off the tours with Day 1 of their tour for their new book Queen Vernita meets Sir HeathyBean the Astronomer.

Here are the list of blogs hosting our tours. Please follow along on the tours and leave a comment each day for your chance to win our Book Bundle Giveaway!

Click Here for Day 1 of the Tours

Click Here for Day 2 of the Tours

Click Here for Day 3 of the Tours

Click Here for Day 4 of the Tours

Click Here for Day 5 of the Tours

Click Here for Day 6 of the Tours

Click here to start the first tour today!

This Week's Teleclass for Children's Book Authors

This week's teleclass for children's writers will take place on Wednesday night, December 8, 2010, at 8:00 CST.

Simon Rose will present Creating Time and Space for Your Writing.

This class is part of the monthly activities included with membership in the Children's Writers' Coaching Club. Nonmembers may register for the class using the payment and registration link below. The class is recorded and everyone who registers for the live event will also receive a link to the recording.

$5.97 For Non club members

Click here to register


Stories for Children Publishing Update

Stories for Children Publishing is looking for an Assistant Marketing Manager. If you interested in knowing more, please contact Virginia Grenier at

This is a nonpaying part-time position, but SFC does help its team members by helping them build their writing platform. If you want to work with a fun group of people, learn more about writing for children and marketing, this might be the job for you.

Stories for Children Publishing is the parent company to the award-winning Stories for Children Magazine and SFC Newsletter for Writers (Writer's Digest's 101 Best Newsletters of 2009) and the SFC blog: Families Matter.

You can learn more about Stories for Children Publishing and its many divisions at


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