PICTURE BOOKS—I am specifically looking for author-illustrators in this space. Send me anything that is humor-driven, brimming with heart, and/or has a touch of magic. Some of my favorites: THE NIGHT GARDENER, WE DON’T EAT OUR CLASSMATES, ALMA, THE BEAR AND THE PIANO. #MSWL
A quick glance at my #MSWL for 2020:
✨MG + YA Graphic Novels
✨PB author/illustrator w/ a magical hand-rendered aesthetic
✨The next Brian Selznick
✨PBs with humor + heart
✨Hooky, commercial MG + YA
✨Quirky gift books
Clelia Gore @MadmoiselleClelI would absolutely love to rep an author-illustrator with a very European, whimsical style a la Emily Winfield Martin's The Littlest Family's Big Day. Send me your samples of warm woodland delights, please! #mswl
And now I’ll start listing off some specifics! At the top of my #MSWL: PB author/illustrators w/ a very distinctive signature look.
Some of my faves: Juana Martinez-Neal, Vashti Harrison, the Fan Brothers, Emily Winfield Martin, David Litchfield, Anne Lambelet, Sophie Blackall.
Since it's #NationalCatDay, this is the perfect day to tweet that I NEED a PB about a cat. (Preferably from an author/illustrator.)
P.S. My cat Maple is sitting on my lap as I type this and she approves this #MSWL item.
- YA Rom Com
- MG/YA #OwnVoices Contemporary
- YA Suspense
- MG/YA Graphic Novels
- MG Mystery
- MG/YA Light Fantasy (grounded in reality)
- PB Author/Illustrators
- Adult Nonfiction (esp. "pop science")