Spring 2018 Newsletter 

Roxie Munro


***Three STARS for Rodent Rascals!***

From Holiday House - a book about clever rats, romantic mice, gerbils, guinea pigs, beavers, capybaras, and more, all shown actual size.


It earned STARRED reviews from Booklist, Kirkus & Publishers Weekly. Click: Rodents

For Holiday House interview on creating the book, click here:  Holiday House.  

For the Educators Guide, click here: Ed Guide

Have created a new program for School Visits and for CILC (Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration) on "Rodent Rascals."


The most amusing thing I've seen in an age! The Truth about Libraries...check out the first (of 4) episodes on KidLit TV: Truth About Libs!

Wrote a piece called "Eight Basics to Know about the Children's Book Industry" for the University of Hawaii Alumni Magazine.

Click here: Eight Things

I now have a YouTube Channel now, with 60-second app trailers, KidLit TV video interviews, book reviews, studio visits, how-tos, and more....click here: VIDEOS


The Nonfiction Minute now has an easy browsable page. Click on whatever you are interested in...great new content weekly. Click: Nonfiction to Browse

Free  for kids

LEARN about rats, mice, porcupines, and other smart rodents...Roxie reads and shows "Rodent Rascals" with Rocco Staino of KidLit TV! Click here: Rascals!



for lots of KidLit TV's "Ready Set Draw!" demos by many children's book illustrators (including me showing How to Draw a Horned Owl and How to Draw a Maze), GO TO:


Color in a Masterpiece! Click on "Download File" below. (Best to print on 11x17 paper.)


KidLit TV STORYMAKERS interview with Rocco Staino on the editorial and creative process of "Masterpiece Mix"!                                         Click here: STORYMAKERS


Join KidLit TV (& me) at Booth #2914 at the Texas Library Association Conference in Dallas, April 3-6. (And signing for Holiday House.)

Also, I'm signing at the Public Library Association Conference in Philadelphia Thurs Mar 23, 2-3pm, Publishers Spotlight Booth #1722.

Vick Cobb, author of more than 90 books and the co-founder of the Nonfiction Minute, has a great blog with lively book reviews, educational news, and more...check it out. Click here:  Vicki Cobb's Blog


Nonfiction Minutes are now in print (Quarto, publisher). The first book (about people, in which I have 3 pieces) just earned a NCSS-CBC Notable Award!


The second collection (about animals) comes out April 3rd. Click covers!


Support literacy! The Nonfiction Minute, to which I contribute, is FREE to schools 180 days of the year: short 400-word texts on wildly varied & interesting topics, audio read by the author, lively visuals & great activities for teachers & students. More than 2.5 MILLION hits in the last two years - a dynamic way for students to learn. To encourage reading (iNK Think Tank is a nonprofit, so your donation is tax-deductible), click here: The Nonfiction Minute

On May 19 & 20 from 12noon to 6pm, hundreds of artists in Long Island City (including me - I'll be signing books & showing prints) are opening their studios for Open Studio Weekend. Click here for Directions

An interview with me by a Dutch writer on creativity and career...         click here: The Heroine's Journey

My blog focuses mainly on children's books and publishing (copyright issues, the gamification of nonfiction, making apps, informational vs nonfiction children's books, COPPA, conference coverage, more).      Click link: https://roxiemunro.wordpress.com/​​​

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