Author Archives: Shutta

About Shutta

Shutta Crum writes picture books for children, novels for teens and poetry for adults. She is also a storyteller, a public speaker and a librarian. Her poems have appeared in numerous literary journals, and her articles about teaching and writing have appeared in many professional journals. In 2005, she was honored by being one of eight authors invited to the White House for the Easter Egg Roll. In 2010 she was invited to tour American military base schools across Japan. Her latest book is DOZENS OF COUSINS (Clarion). It has garnered glowing reviews. And her book, MINE! (Alfred A. Knopf) was noted by the New York Times as one of the best board books of the year.

The MAZZA Museum Exhibit in Michigan, 2017

The MAZZA Museum Exhibit in Michigan, 2017

So excited! The MAZZA is coming to the Saline District Library, Saline, Michigan. The MAZZA Museum houses “the world’s first and most diverse collection of original artwork by children’s book illustrators. Through these select pieces you will encounter the creative processes behind picture book art — cover work, color separations, editorial notes on preliminaries, character development sketches, preparatory storyboards, and much more.”

June 3rd through Aug. 26th. Make it a destination this summer!

I’m certainly going!
(And the library itself is a small gem.)

Shutta

Celebrating Children’s Book Week with Middle Grade Writers

Celebrating Children’s Book Week with Middle Grade Writers

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I’ll be moderating a wonderfully diverse panel of children’s novelists at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor on Wednesday, May 3 at 7pm. The event is free. Jean Alicia Elster, Ruth Behar and Jack Cheng will talk about writing their middle-grade novels. We’d love to see you all there! Please spread the word! Thanks!
Link to Nicola’s Bookstore events page:  HERE.

 

See you there!

Shutta

First Book on His Own: MINE!

First Book on His Own: MINE!

A lovely mother sent this video of her son Cannon reading Mine! She says it is the first book he’s able to read on his own. How lovely!

Enjoy!

Shutta