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This contest is open to students in grades K-8 in United States and U.S. International schools. Students must develop their entries in groups of three or more under the supervision of an adult who acts as the Project Coordinator. The Project Coordinator assures that the entry adheres to the rules and regulations and provides constructive criticism and general guidance. The story and illustrations must be the students’ work.

Each entry must fit into one of the following categories:
• Fiction 21-29 pages, in picture book format

• Nonfiction 21-29 pages, in picture book format

Text on illustration page equals one page. Text facing illustration equals two pages.

There will be one grand-prize winner selected from each category. A total of twenty-five Honorable Mentions will be named as well.

Idea Starters – Use questions to get your students thinking about ideas for their story.

Who? Discuss possible characters to include in the story.

Where? In what setting does the story take place? Are there a variety of settings involved?

When? What is the time period of your story: present day, the future, the past, or a combination?

What? What is going to happen in their story? What is the problem or conflict?

Why? What is the purpose of the story: to educate and inform, to entertain, or a combination? What response do you want from the reader: to make them laugh, cry, understand a different view point or opinion?

How? How is the problem or conflict resolved?

Deadline: Postmarked by March 15 2012

Entry Form: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/contest/kaa/downloads/kaa_entryform.pdf

More Info: http://www.scholastic.com/bookfairs/contest/kaa_about.asp

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3d puppet with a pencil of yellow color

October 25 – Barnes and Noble – Exton, PA   2:00 pm.

November 1 – BooktendersDoylestown, PA   2:00 – 4:00 pm

November 7 – Doylestown Bookshop – Doylestown, PA   1:00pm – 3:00 pm

November 9 – Wellington Branch Library – Wellington, FL   7:00 pm

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Four more authors join the YAAGroup’s Author Panel. 

Jerry Spinelli – Author of MANIAC MAGEE, WRINGER, STARGIRL, MILKWEED, to name a few of his 26 books has agreed to join the author panel.

Eileen Spinelli – Author of 56 children’s books is a great addition to the panel. 

Ellen Hopkins –  Author of 26 children’s books.  Known for her NY Times Bestselling novels-in-verse.

Karma Wilson  – Author of 30 picture books.  She writes a Bear series published by Simon & Schuster.  Even if you are a teen, you should take a look at BEAR SNORES ON.  It can teach you a lot about writing in rhyme.

Visit: www.yaagroup.org to check out all the authors on the panel.

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If you become a member of the Young Authors and Artisits Group, you will receive a free Peck or Spinelli autographed book with your membership.  Get 4 friends to join with you and you will receive one free year membership.  Visit www.yaagroup.org to read all the exciting things the YAAGroup has to offer.

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Four very talented authors join YAAGroup’s Author panel this week:

David L Harrison – Author of 80 children’s books

Diane Dawson Hearn – Author/illustrator of 50 children’s books

Dianne Ochiltree – Author of 8 children’s books

Kristin Clark Venuti – Debut Author of Leaving the Bellweathers.

Please check back for other authors and illustrators.  Visit our website http://www.YAAGroup.org

If you are an author who would like to be considered for our Author Panel please click http://www.YAAGroup.org/AuthorPanelFormA.pdf and e-mail to:  panel@YAAGroup.org

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