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D. K. Pede

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Oct 1, 2021
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Edson
Title: My Race Car Brain
Genre: PB
Length: 583 words +176 Words Back Matter/ Poster
Author: Dianne Pede

When gender-neutral Sam is exhausted and dejected from trying to control a RACE CAR BRAIN all day, a cuddle-chat with Dad is the spark this MC needs to remember the gifts of ADHD. Sam solves a homework problem by making a poster share at school.
 
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D. K. Pede

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Oct 1, 2021
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Edson
Title: Starshine
Genre: PB
Length: 573 words
Author: Dianne Pede

When a father meets his baby, he calls her STARSHINE and chants a promise to always have her back. The thrill of first steps, going to school, driving lessons, moving away from home, marrying a life partner, and having a baby cause hearts to wobble. Their final goodbye leads the daughter to understand that “a father’s love twinkles in our heart forever.”
 
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BBurak

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Sep 30, 2021
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Michigan
Book Title: FIELD GUIDE TO HOUSEHOLD PESTS AND CREATURES
Genre: Picture Book; Fictional-Non-Fiction; Humor; High Concept
Word Count: 600
Author: Brian Burak

Are your socks missing their match and your markers drying out? Sock Snatchers may have stolen them, and Yellow-bellied Cap Suckers may be sucking your marker juices dry. I’m Dr. Angela Kritter, household creature expert, and my field guide will teach you how to spot pest infestations including the Goodie Gobbler, Bricker Tricker, Dirt Devil and more and . . . EXTERMINATE them!
 
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Title: PORCUPINE’S PERFECT PARTY
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 509 words
Author: Candace Spizzirri

Porcupine has high hopes for her birthday tomorrow, so she drops some helpful hints to her best friends – a bazillion balloons – a colossal cake - MAYBE EVEN A SKY-WRITER!!! Porcupine worries her friends won’t remember; her friends worry their surprise won’t be special enough. Porcupine and the gang are ALL in for a surprise…because a day spent together is the most special treat of all.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
 
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Title: PLANETS PLAY
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 380 words
Author: Candace Spizzirri

PLANETS PLAY takes young readers on a tour around our solar system. Nonfiction facts mixed with childhood games blend together to make an informative and entertaining read. From Mercury’s hot and dusty surface to Neptune’s icy blue drifts, kids will learn about atmospheres, satellites, rings, and more on this jaunty trip around the sun.

Thank you for your time and consideration.
 
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RWeberWrites

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Oct 1, 2021
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Monee, IL
Title: The Painter’s Butterfly
Genre: MG Fabulism
Length: 54,000 words
Author: Rebecca Weber

12 y/o foster Nova finds a magical easel that brings art to life. In a brushstroke of fate, she’s caught up in an adventure where each painting creates new chaos. Through the magic mess, she learns love is a masterpiece and home is where the heart is.
 
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RWeberWrites

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Oct 1, 2021
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Monee, IL
Title: Rose and Thorn
Genre: YA Adventure/Light Fantasy
Length: 67,000 words
Author: Rebecca Weber

Young peregrine Hawthorne is forced into brutal falconry training.
Human POW Rose uses avian telepathy to aid his escape.
If they fly for freedom, an innocent king will be murdered; but if they stay and fight, they risk their own lives.
 
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Melanie Adkins

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Oct 1, 2021
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146
Uk
*Title: Her Ladyship and the Fallen Star

*Genre: Historical fiction picture book

*Length: 631 words

*Author: Melanie Adkins



It’s 1912, and Lady, a Pomeranian, is on her way to the land of dreams on board the Titanic with her human, Margaret. Lady is terrified by loud noise, crowds and the dark. So, when her ship begins to sink, Lady must face her fears and seize her chance to save herself, her human and two orphans from the icy grips of the Atlantic Ocean.



Comps: If You Were a Kid Aboard the Titanic (Josh Gregory, 2017) and Pets and their Famous Humans (Ana Gallo, 2020).



Thank you for your consideration.
 
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Melanie Adkins

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Oct 1, 2021
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146
Uk
*The Dinosnores

*Genre: Bedtime Picture Book

*Length: 472 words

*Author: Melanie Adkins



Sacred by monsters that might live under the bed, Blue can’t go to sleep. She engages in an imaginary bedtime routine in which she calls upon the Dinosnores to soothe her worries and allow her to drift off to sleep. A Jurassic problem for children, like falling asleep, calls for Jurassic measures!



Thank you for your consideration.
 
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Caila

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Oct 25, 2020
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UK
Title: THE SECOND CHOICE
Genre: Young Adult, Speculative Fiction, Neurodiverse protagonists, #OwnVoices
Length: 118,000 words, can be split in two at 60,000 words
Author: Karen Maatman

When Earth is reset by aliens, six neurodiverse teens are chosen to survive with an autistic whale-watching boat captain and his marine biologist tour guide.

ON THE EDGE OF GONE x THE ROSIE PROJECT
 
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Ashleedani

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Oct 1, 2021
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151
Nevada
Title: The Dress
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 490 words
Author: Ashlee MacCallum

Mila wants to return to South Lake Tahoe to retrieve her favorite dress that she left behind, but is prevented by an evacuation order due to nearby wildfires. She must overcome her situation and the obstacles she faces by learning how to sew a new dress- one that might be even more special than the first.
 
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Ashleedani

scribbler
Oct 1, 2021
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151
Nevada
Title: The Twelve Dancing Piglets
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 351 words
Author: Ashlee MacCallum

Dancing shoes are scattered across the bedroom floor each morning. Mama pig wants answers but in this humorous retelling of the classic Grimm tale, THE 12 DANCING PIGLETS aren’t squealing. Find out how mama solves the mystery of the sleepless piglets- and surprises them in a way they’ll never forget.
 
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delureydan

scribbler
Sep 30, 2021
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Vermont
Title: The Day the Animals Asked the Kids for Help
Genre: Picture Book
Words: 879
Author: Dan Delurey

One day, animals around the world suddenly spoke to children and asked them for help. They told the kids that the world was getting too warm for them, and it was making it hard to live where they used to and find the kind of food they need. Kids immediately jumped into action to learn about climate change and fight to stop it and help the animals.

(Optional Climate Back Matter)
 
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delureydan

scribbler
Sep 30, 2021
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Vermont
Title: The Little Knight
Genre: Picture Book
Words: 994
Author: Dan Delurey

Cassie’s Grandfather tells her a bedtime story about a medieval king who is polluting his kingdom, and how a young knight leads the people as they force him to change. In her dream that night, Cassie becomes the little knight, and her raised sword turns into something else that she wields as she helps lead the fight to stop climate change.

(Optional Climate Back Matter)
 
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GeriGuad

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Apr 5, 2021
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Canyon Lake, TX

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MOTHER TO ALL: OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE
Genre: Children Picture Book
1,107 words
AUTHOR: Geraldine Guadagno

There is one mother of humanity, and she is a humble queen, who showed herself in the likeness of “one of the least.” She once peacefully united two very different civilizations. If we turn to her as our mother, she may help us to realize that we’re all brothers and sisters, and help us to be united, rather than divided.
 
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Title: I DO HAIR
Genre: Picture Book - Fiction
Length: 554 words
Author: Jessica Milo

Arlo wants to be just like his hairstylist mom and transform hair into anything imaginable! But he just can’t stop himself from snipping the hair off of whatever catches his eye, and Mama is NOT thrilled. How can he work his magic if he is limited to only a hairbrush?
 
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erinpetti

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Oct 1, 2021
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Pembroke, MA
  • Title: THE MERMAID, THE GHOST, AND THE GULL
  • Genre: MG
  • Length: 25,000
  • Author: Erin Petti
When Jo's Grandmother's soul returns to the ocean, she leaves her precious paint set to Jo. When the paintset goes missing, what begins as Jo's desperate attempt to recover a beloved token of love and magic becomes a life-changing adventure. A harrowing trip through time-bending stairs, a strange encounter with a mysterious crow-like woman, and an unlikely friendship struck up with a boy plucked out of the pages of a fairy tale turn Jo's world inside out as she ultimately discovers that nothing is truly lost and no one is ever truly gone.

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  • Title: SOMEDAY HEROES
  • Genre: Women’s Fiction
  • Length: 87,000 words
  • Author: Joseph Campbell
A TITANIC-like love story disrupted by RAIN MAN: “forgotten child” Kelly Stockton craves independence, free from the sheltered family life built around the needs of her autistic brother Kevin. A week before college graduation in Newport, Rhode Island, an anxious Kelly falls in love with the introverted James Turner, and they commit to building a life together. But a sudden crisis forces Kelly to choose between her dream come true, and the family that needs her more than ever.
 
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Cheryl018

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Sep 12, 2021
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Chicago

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Cheryl018

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Sep 12, 2021
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31
Chicago
Title: A WANTS TO BE C
Genre: Picture Book
Length: 451 words
Author: Cheryl Simon

Anxious A dreaded the pressure of being first for attendance and line leader. She admired C for her calm and cool nature and was convinced life would be better as C. But one day, she gets to fill in for C and realizes life as C is not as cushy as it appears.
 
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