Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Member Events

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It can range from book launches, signings, gallery shows – in short anything that increased attendance would help support the member listed.

February – April 2023 Member News

Book Launch –

In March: Olga Tenyakova, Illustrator and Michael E. McDevitt, author of Boris Badger, Boris Goes to the Market will be highlighted at “Weekend with Locals” Sunday, March 12, 2023 – 12:00pm to 2:00pm PDT – Warwick’s 7812 Girard Ave, La Jolla, CA 92037 for more information go to,

In April: Book launch for Noa Nimrodi’s book Not So Shy on Sunday, April 16th, 3:00 PM PT, at the independent bookseller – Diesel, A Bookstore, 12843 El Camino Real Del Mar Highland Town Center San Diego, CA 92130.

From Publishers Weekly:

Lee and Low/Tu Books bought Cindy Jenson-Elliott’s middle grade nonfiction STEM book, The Doomsday Detectives: How Walter and Luis Alvarez Uncovered the Mystery of What Killed the Dinosaurs, illustrated by Theo Nicole Lorenz. The book tells the story of how the Alvarezes (father and son) and a team of researchers unraveled one of the world’s most intriguing mysteries. Publication is set for fall 2024.

Candlewick has acquired The Crane and Her Keeper: A True Tale of Saving a Species by Meeg Pincus (Cougar Crossing), illustrated by Gillian Gamble. It tells the behindthe-scenes story of a human-imprinted white-naped crane and her devoted keeper who have partnered up at the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute—for 20 years—to save her species from extinction. Publication is set for fall 2024.