Gold Medal Winner of the 2020 Key Illustrators’ Competition^M

-Posted on: August 31, 2021

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Slave Laborer: A Holocaust Survivor Story by Francis O’Brien and Stephen Berger, Illustrated by Alec O’Brien^M

-Posted on: August 27, 2021

Congratulations: Book Birthday!
Slave Laborer: A Holocaust Survivor Story
by  Francis S O’Brien and Stephen Berger
Illustrator:  Alec O’Brien
A Middle Grade Novel

Book release date August 5th,2021 

Middle Grade Novel: In 1944 Stephen and his family are forced

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ReLaunch Celebration of Randi’s First Steps by Frances Judge^M

-Posted on: July 29, 2021

Frances (Francy) Judge, author/ illustrator, and PAL SCBWI member is excited to share her updated novel Randi’s Steps with the new cover she designed.

Randi’s Steps is a coming-of-age novel inspired by Francy’s childhood memories. Francy shares the bittersweet story …

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Congratulations Annette Schottenfeld Releases of Two New Books!^M

-Posted on: July 25, 2021

Congratulations Annette Schottenfeld on the release of two picture books. Learn more at:

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Congratulations! Anthony Baldasare won honorable mention in the 2021 Purple dragonfly awards!^M

-Posted on: July 12, 2021


Anthony Baldasare’s picture book, Grayson and the Great Crayon Secret won an honorable mention in the 2021 purple dragonfly awards.


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A Bear for Bimi written by Jane Breskin Zalben and Illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg^M

-Posted on: May 14, 2021

Award-winning Author and SCBWI PAL member, Jane Breskin Zalben announces

Coming Fall of 2021

A Bear for Bimi

written by Jane Breskin Zalben

and illustrated by Yevgenia Nayberg.


Book Trailer

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CLAIRE: THE LITTLE GIRL WHO CLIMBED TO THE TOP AND CHANGED THE WAY WOMEN DRESS written by Debra Scala Giokas and illustrated by Mary Ryan Reeves^M

-Posted on: April 6, 2021

Fashion Designer Claire McCardell to be Celebrated 

with a Children’s Book and a Bronze Statue


May 24, 2021, Sayville, NY –   What do Sayville, New York and Frederick, Maryland have in common? They both have residents who are celebrating …

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Congratulations, Laurie Smollett Kutscera’s New Book, Maya’s Treasure^M

-Posted on: February 11, 2021

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Amal’s Picture Book Sessions for SCBWI Members^M

-Posted on: January 22, 2021



Amal’s Picture Book Classes

Sessions are two hours every
Wednesday 11 am-1 pm
$50/sessionSessions will run perpetually via Zoom

Contact me if you’d like to join

This link will take you right there–…

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Happy Book Birthday to Tara Drouin!^M

-Posted on: December 29, 2020

Red Rock Road: Teacher, Mother, Musician and Author Tara Drouin Celebrates the Importance of Keeping Family First in New Book


Book/Song Highlights the Happiness Created by Mutual Loving Support and Cooperation Among Relatives

Dec, 2020 (Long Island, NY) – …

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