I had a great Sunday afternoon. Why? Because I spent it with authors and illustrators of children’s books–always a great, varied, and energetic group of people. I was invited to a virtual meeting of SCBWI Nebraska. I talked about how the various categories of children’s books are performing, how some audience and market expectations are changing while others remain constant, and what trends seem to be playing out in the market and in acquisitions and in reader reception. In the process, I showed the group a beautiful selection of children’s books covers, adding titles to many To Read lists, I’m sure. I love when speakers share books that illustrator their points… although my To Read list will take my lifetime to get through!
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