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A new picture book that made my heart melt upon reading is ADRIAN SIMCOX DOES NOT HAVE A HORSE, by Marcy Campbell and illustrated by Corinna Luvken (Dial, Aug. 14, 2018, ISBN-13: 9780735230378), a lovely, simply told story that every young reader understands, no matter what side of the monkey bars you’re on. Teaches kindness, empathy, imagination, understanding, service, forgiveness, and not judging based on appearances. More....

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JANUARY 25, 2019 #ReadYourWorld

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  • June 1, 2019, Reading Rocks in Rockford, Krauss Memorial Library, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • May 11, PodCast Interview on Book Chat with Author Vivian E. Moore, on children's publishing, writing, editing, the submission process, and more

ADRIAN SIMCOX DOES NOT HAVE A HORSE
By Marcy Campbell, illustrated by Corinna Luvken 
Dial, Aug. 14, 2018
ISBN-13: 9780735230378

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Find Your Future in Art, Cherry Lake Publishing, Sleeping Bear Press, Kim Childress, events and inspirations
  • June 1, 2019, Reading Rocks in Rockford, Krauss Memorial Library, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 
  • May TBD, PodCast Interview on Children's Publishing, 

  • June 2, 2018: Animotion Festival, Speaker & Vendor, Kalamazoo Valley Museum, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

  • May 3-5, 2018: Faculty Instructor, PENCON, Grand Rapids, MI  

  • Feb. 2-3, 2018: The Sixth Annual Storytelling Festival at the Kalamazoo Valley Museum celebrates family stories, Kalamazoo Valley Museum 10 am - 4 pm

  • January 2018​: Grand Rapids Christian Middle School, "How a Book is Made" & "Discernment in the Media" 

  • Dec. 10, 2017: Kazoo Books Author Hop, 11 am-1 pm: SCBWI MI-PAL event, Kazoo Books, Kalamazoo, MI 2-4 pm

  • Dec. 1, 2017: SCBWI-MI Merry Mitten Holiday event, Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI, 6-9 pm

  • Aug 5, 2-4 pm, Barnes & Noble, Brighton, MI: Meet eight local children's book authors during Education Appreciation Days organized through the  Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, Michigan Chapter, Published and Listed Authors (SCBWI-MI PAL)    

  • Aug 7, Literary Luncheon sponsored by The Bookman, Grand Haven, MI
  • Sept. 10, 2017Kerrytown BookFest. Ann Arbor, MI, 10:30 am -5 pm
  • Sept. 15-16, 2017: SCBWI MI Conference, "Gathering at the Grand"
  • June 22-26, ALA Summer Conference 2017, Chicago, IL
  • June 3, 2017, Reading Rocks Rockford, Krause Memorial Library, Rockford, MI
  • June 21-22, “Build-a-Book” & “How a Book is Made,” Brownsburg Public Library (Indianapolis)
  • June 22-26, ALA Summer 2017, Chicago, IL
  • Dec. 10, 2016, The Bookman, SCBWI-MI PAL Merry Mitten Holiday, Grand Haven, MI
  • More events can be found on my LinkedIn page @kbchild

Legend of the Fairy Stones wins Purple Dragonfly Award for excellence in Illustration and contribution to children’s literature. First-ever in newly formed honorable mention category! First illustrated book by author and artist Kelly White. Congratulations! Learn more at KellyAnneWhite.com. #KidLit #KellyWhite #Cool #SoCool! #IllustrationAward 

​July 29, 2019

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Reader's Favorite 5-Star Review, Legend of the Fairy Stones
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FIND YOUR FUTURE IN ART
By Kim Childress
Cherry Lake (Sleeping Bear Press)

​Part of the Find Your Future in STEAM series​. 

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