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A Guide to Self-Published Books, Part 2 of 3

@mnbookarts  @PKColeman  @finebooks Our tour of self-published children’s picture books continues this week with Mama Loved to Worry, by Maryann Weidt and illustrated by Rachel Balsaitis. Mama Loved to Worry, by Maryann Weidt, illustrated by Rachel Balsaitis; Minnesota Historical Society, $16.95, 32 pages, ages 4-8. Who’s the publisher?* The Minnesota Historical Society (MNHS) is a

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Self-Published Children’s Books: What to Look for (Part 1 of 3)

Self-published books have made great strides towards legitimacy in recent years, with scores of companies ready to help anyone (at any budget) put their ideas to paper and ink. The genre once completely dedicated to catering to vanity publications–and much of the industry still does–can confidently claim itself capable of producing professional-quality titles outside the

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(Children’s) BookNotes, June 22, 2016

Summer is officially upon us, but that doesn’t mean we should ditch all our books completely. Here’s a round-up of headlines in the world of children’s picture books this week. We here at Literary Features Syndicate trumpeted our summer schedule last week: http://bit.ly/28Qq4rq A pristine first-edition of Alice in Wonderland failed to sell at Christie’s:

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We’re trumpeting an announcement today: Literary Features Syndicate is going on summer vacation! That means we’ll be posting less frequently over the next eight weeks. But don’t fret, there’s still some great stories heading your way–we’re even reviewing a trio of independently published books, a first for LFS! Keep on reading and have a wonderful

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(Children’s) BookNotes, Wednesday, June 8, 2016

What do Beatrix Potter, Helen Mirren, QE2, Eric Carle, and Winnie-the-Pooh have in common? They all made news this week in the world of children’s books. Read on!   @ericcarle @GuardianBooks  @GalleyCat  @penguinkids  @finebooks From The Guardian: Eric Carle talks about how children identify with the helpless, small, insignificant caterpillar From Galley Cat: Disney celebrates Queen

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Make Monday Bright

@HMHCo @huffpostbooks @bwon1 Hooray for Hat, by Brian Won; Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $26.99, 40 pages, ages 2-6. (Available June 26, 2016) The Huffington Post dubbed Brian Won’s picture book debut it’s overall pick for best read-aloud of 2014. Now, the story of a crabby elephant whose jaunty topper brings joy to his fellow jungle creatures

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