Coming September 13th: William and the Witch’s Riddle

Coming September 13th: William and the Witch’s Riddle

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I’m excited to announce that my newest book, a middle-grade adventure novel, will make its appearance on Sept. 13th. WILLIAM AND THE WITCH’S RIDDLE is illustrated by NY TIMES best-selling illustrator, Lee Wildish. It’s published by Alfred A. Knopf.  We’ll be celebrating with a book launch on Sunday, Sept. 25th at Nicola’s Books in Ann Arbor at 3pm. Please join us at Nicola’s located in the Westgate Shopping Center,  2513 Jackson Avenue Ann Arbor, MI 48103. I’ll be launching William into the world beside my friend Kristen Bartley Lenz who will be celebrating her new novel THE ART OF HOLDING ON AND LETTING GO (Elephant Rock Productions, 2016).

PREORDER: William and the Witch’s Riddle today.

It’s garnering great reviews already!

 

“There is humor, heart-stopping action, magic of many sorts, and tender emotions of sacrifice, love, and loss.”

Kirkus Reviews 7/15/2016

“ . . . twisty and original. A fast-paced story excellent for adventure lovers.”  Booklist, 7/7/2016

“ . . . feels rich and timeless.”  Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, July 2016

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New Interview with “Yours Truly”

New Interview with “Yours Truly”
yellJanice Broyles hosts a Monday interview with people in the industry. And I am fortunate enough to be included today, January 18th, 2016.
Stop by her site for some insight into what I’ve learned thus far as a writer at: http://www.janicebroyles.com/monday-meet-ups/ .  (It’s also available through a link on my FB page at: https://www.facebook.com/ShuttaCrum .)
Enjoy! (And do share…)

 

Janice says:

“Oh my word, Shutta Crum stopped by my website

for an interview! So happy!  She is an award-winning

author of several books (picture books, middle grade

novels, and fantasies)! I am so thankful she took time

out to offer some sage advice to us aspiring authors.

Check out today’s Monday Meet-Up (click on the link

at the top of the page): www.janicebroyles.com .”

 

Happy Writing in 2016!

Shutta

PW’s Round-Up of Best Books Lists For Teens and Children, 2015

PW’s Round-Up of Best Books Lists For Teens and Children, 2015

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Publishers Weekly’s Best Children’s Books of 2015: Curated from the thousands of books published this year are our picks for the year’s best books for all ages, from infant to teen.

The 2015 National Book Award for Young People’s Literature: This year’s medalist was Neal Shusterman.

The New York Times’s Notable Children’s Books of 2015: Selected by the children’s books editor of the New York Times.

The New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award for 2015: Every year the Times gathers an independent panel of judges to select a list of 10 picture books based on artistic merit.

The Horn Book’s Fanfare: Every year the editors of the Horn Book select their picks for the best children’s and young adult books of the year.

School Library Journal: The SLJ review editors selected their picks for the year’s best titles across books, apps, audiobooks and more.

Goodreads Choice Awards 2015: Goodreads users vote annually on their favorite books of the year, and this year they cast a total of 3,007,748 votes.

The Guardian’s best children’s books of 2015: Selected annually from books published in the U.K. by the Guardian’s children’s book editor.

Quill and Quire‘s 2015 kids’ books of the year. Selected by the books for young people’s editor of the Canadian magazine.

The Boston Globe’s best books of 2015.

Bank Street’s Best Children’s Books of the Year: Selected by the children’s book committee at Bank Street College of Education.

The Washington Post’s best children’s books of 2015: The Post’s reviewers share their picks in fiction, nonfiction, and picture books.

Amazon’s Best Children’s Books of 2015: Amazon editors select their top picks in categories for all ages.

BookPage: Best Children’s and Teen Books 2015: The BookPage staff selects 10 favorite titles in three categories: picture books, middle grade, and YA.

2016 William C. Morris YA Debut Award Finalists: Since 2009 ALA has awarded what they deem the most impressive debut book published by a first-time author writing for teens. This year’s five finalists were announced last week.

The YA Book Prize, recognizing YA books from the U.K.

 

Enjoy!

Thanks, Publisher’s Weekly

Shutta