Society of
Children's Book Writers
and Illustrators

Happy Book Birthday Debuts


Our very first Happy Book Birthday party went off with a bang! Over thirty authors and illustrators celebrated the debut of their new books, all of which are now featured on our beautiful Book Birthday page. This Happy Book Birthday program not only lets you share your news, but also gives teachers, librarians, and other buyers the chance to see what new books SCBWI authors and illustrators have in store for them—the Book Birthday page will be shared on our website and social media for the next two weeks, so the entire children’s literature community can celebrate too.

We’ll have a new Happy Book Birthday party on the first of every month, so we encourage all authors and illustrators—both traditionally and independently published—to join in! Submit your book cover and title, along with a 25-word summary, to between the 5th and the 20th of the month prior to your book’s publication. The next Book Birthday will be for books published in the month of March. Click here to see the full instructions:

We hope to see you there!