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TEN EASTER EGGS (Cartwheel/Scholastic, 2015)
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Thanks so much, Vijaya!! I'm so delighted to have something I can send them!!

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#2 - April 12, 2018, 03:46 PM

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In the submission guidelines, we are asked to send background/qualifications.

If I sent Tilly Tapir Learns to Tango (which I promise I didn't write  ::-) ), yet have no PhD in herbivorous mammals or Latin dance, is that a problem? The facts in the story are based on research, not personal expertise.

Shall I simply state what my degree is in and let the text, back matter do the shining?

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:yay It's so nice when you have something that's a good fit. I think the ms has to speak for itself along with your enthusiasm and knowledge for the topic, not the degree you hold. Make sure you have a good bib for fact-checking. Oh, and make sure it's NF with a STEM bent. :clover V.

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Carrots (my BD Buddy),

Your qualifications are that you're a published author., plus you've done substantial research on this topic, plus you've read X number of books on dancing and/or animals.  Have you cha-cha'd with your dog?  Have you visited Latin America?  (Maybe a note of humor?) Trust me, as V says--the ms. will stand on its own merits.

However, I don't mean to be killjoy, but STEM usually doesn't include animals. (But you could send your ms. anyway. Sometimes editors don't know what they want until they see it.)
#5 - April 12, 2018, 05:49 PM
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PICKY EATERS
OCTOPUSES ONE TO TEN
THE MYSTERIOUS UNIVERSE
THE BALLAD OF BOOSTER BOGG
BEASTLY BABIES
TOOLING AROUND

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V! Thanks so much for posting this!! I think I have a couple of things that may work.  :goldstar I'm excited!
#6 - April 12, 2018, 06:55 PM
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Race Car Dreams 2016
Bulldozer Dreams 2017
Fire Truck Dreams 2018
The Sparrow and The Trees- Arbordale 2015

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Thanks for the good counsel, Vijaya and Betsy (my BD Buddy  :cake ) - -and best wishes to you, Sharon!!

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#8 - April 13, 2018, 03:10 PM
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Thanks from me too! (Getting to this late after returning from a term break here in Aus.)
#9 - April 15, 2018, 01:36 AM
My Australia - National Library of Australia (April 2018)
I've Got Eyes! - Amicus Ink (August 2018)

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This is where I sent my ms about engineering design!

I will note for anyone considering it that they are specifically looking for books that can be illustrated with photographs, not drawings. I believe she says in the comments of the blog post that this generally does not include most stories centered on an animal "character".
#10 - April 20, 2018, 01:26 PM

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