Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

September 2021 Member Good News

Our members have been busy receiving kudos, having books published, winning awards, and more!

Read all the latest and greatest here…


Tasha Christensen is excited to announce the release of her YA romantic comedy, AS YOU WERE. The book is about a drum major competing against her ex-boyfriend for a prize that would save her struggling, underfunded marching band. It is available online via Barnes & NobleTattered Cover, and Amazon. On Twitter here


LIA & LUÍS: WHO HAS MORE?, by Ana Crespo and Giovana Medeiros, is the winner of the 2021 Mathical Book Prize (PreK) and a finalist in the recently announced International Latino Book Award (Educational Book, English or Bilingual).


Nicole Magistro and Alice Feagan (The CollectorsSchool Days Around the World) announce the October 5 publication of Read Island, a rhyming picture book that celebrates the joy of reading and the power of imagination. This tale is the perfect addition to a little explorer’s growing bookshelf. Learn more here. On social @myreadisland


Summer Porter is happy to announce the signing of her first PB contract! It is a regional book about a family of mice that move to Mackinac Island and their adventures. Her illustrator is Maggie Chambers who is a native Islander. Hoping to roll out in May 2022.