Member News—May 2021

Member News is a monthly feature on the EasternPennPoints blog. We want to celebrate our Eastern PA SCBWI members’ good news and help spread the word far and wide. Send us your children’s book–related news—book deals, releases, awards, author or illustrator events (signings, launch parties, appearances), etc. If you’d like your news to be included in next month’s column, please email Laura Parnum at before June 20, or fill out our “Good News Survey.”

Here’s some exciting news from our members this month:

The Proud Button by Danette Richards was just published by Clavis Publishing in both Dutch and English. The illustrations were done by Annelies Vandenbosch, who lives in Belgium and has illustrated both the English and Dutch versions. The Proud Button is an inspiring story about believing in a magical button and more importantly, about believing in yourself. It is for children five years and up.  

The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh

The Way to Bea by Kat Yeh (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, September 2017) was included in this month’s SCBWI Recommended Reading List. Each month, SCBWI features books written and illustrated by SCBWI members, and every month highlights a new theme that will foster discussions, activities, and enjoyment. The theme for May was “Celebrate Asian Pacific Islander Heritage.”

The Book of Untold Stories by Sherri Maret

Author Sherri Maret released her latest children’s book, The Book of Untold Stories (RoadRunner Press, May 2021) with illustrations by Thomas Hilley. The Book of Untold Stories is a picture book to inspire young readers and storytellers. It has fourteen prompts to spark the imagination as well as information about creating stories. 

If you have good news to share, please send it to to be included in next month’s Member News column or fill out our “Good News Survey.”

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