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Kelly Bennett’s Manuscript CROSSTOWN BOP Made the Shortlist in the IDEO Early Childhood Book Challenge 2019! Click on ‘Read More’ about Kelly!

Hello, everyone!

I would love to share my latest news on the brag page.

Out of 508 manuscripts submitted for this year’s IDEO, Early Childhood Book Challenge, mine: CROSSTOWN BOP made the shortlist. Below is the announcement and the link to the winning manuscript and all the finalists—which were partially illustrated by artists as part of the challenge. An incredible process! I encourage everyone to read through the IDEO book challenge criteria—many insightful links about creating books for caregivers to use with children to encourage early childhood literacy!


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