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Announcing MOWMT Winners and Post List - Part 2


Below you will find a list of Prize Winners (and bonus prizes!) for posts 8 - 15, as well as the links to the original post AND the book list for those who missed these fabulous blog posts or want to refer to them again.

Thank you for participating – it was such a fun event and we can’t wait until next year! We already have the graphics ready and are filling our guest list!


Winners please e-mail with the following in the subject line…


[WINNER] MOWMT Day #1 Lydia Lukidis (Non-Fiction PB or 30 Min AMA Session)

Please make sure to put your name and email address in the body of the e-mail. I will forward the e-mail to your prize donor.

NOTE: Speedpass Prizes can. be claimed by sending your manuscript (no payment required unless you want a rush and/or upgrade) to:

More info here:

Prizes must be claimed by June 30, 2023.

P.S. Sending along profuse apologies for the delay in posting winners. April whizzed by and I was away most of May with limited Internet access.

March 8, 2023 - Mary Boone Goes Beyond Dates and Places

The Prize: One lucky March On with Mentor Texts participant will win a picture book manuscript critique (non-rhyming) and a 30-minute ASK ME ANYTHING video call session with author Mary Boone during which they can get her thoughts on topics ranging from querying to revising and everything in between. (The fine print: Manuscript must be 1,000 words or less. Manuscript must be submitted and call must take place by Sept. 1, 2023.)

Winner: Heather Pierce Stigall

Elizabeth Warren's Big, Bold Plans by Laurie Ann Thompson, Art by Susanna Chapman

Born Hungry - Julia Child Becomes the French Chef by Alex Prud’homme, Art by Sarah Green

Annette Feels Free: True Story of Annette Kellerman, World-Class Swimmer, Fashion Pioneer, and Real-Life Mermaid by Katie Mazieka

The Gardener of Alcatraz (A True Story) by Emma Bland Smith, Art by Jenn Ely

BUGS FOR BREAKFAST: How Eating Insects Could Help Save the Planet by Mary Boone

March 9, 2023 - Melissa Stoller Builds Bridges

Prize: Melissa is willing to offer the choice of a book or a critique to the winner.

Winner: Liz Rubinstein

Building Bridges: Peace, Salaam, Shalom by Melissa Stoller, Callie Lovvorn and Shirin Rahman

Planting Friendship: Peace, Salaam, Shalom by Melissa Stoller, Callie Lovvorn and Shirin Rahman

A Book of Bridges: Here to There and Me to You by Cheryl Keely, Art by Celia Krampien

Latkes for Santa by Janie Emaus, Art by Brian Langdo

Brand New Bubbe by Sarah Aronson, Art by Ariel Landy

The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson, Art by Rafael López

Prize: Jill’s Prize is a written picture book critique.

Winner: Hank Dallago

March 10, 2023 - Jill Dana Explores the Possibilities

Butternut by Jill Dana, Art by Rachel Tan Hwee

Ball & Balloon by Rob Sanders, Art by Helen Yoon

Penguin & Pinecone: A Friendship Story by Salina Yoon

Stick and Stone by Beth Ferry, Art by Tom Lichtenfeld

March 11, 2023 - Donna Washington Explores POV

Prize: The winner will get an autographed copy of The Big Spooky House – A great ghost story book to share. The illustrator hid over 250 cats in the illustrations. Once you’ve read the book, you can see how many felines you can find!

Winner: Dianne Borowski

The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Stories by Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith

The True Story of the Three Little Pigs by Jon Sciezska and Lane Smith

The Mysterious Harris Burdick by Chris Van Allsburg

The Bake Shop Ghost by Jackie Ogburn, Art by Marjorie A. Priceman

Scarlett Angelina Wolverton-Manning by Jackie Ogburn, Art by Brian Ajhar

Boo Stew by Donna Washington, Art by Jeffrey Ebbeler

March 12, 2023 - Bonnie Kelso Finds the Funny

Prize: I am offering a custom kid lit portrait to one lucky winner.

Winner: Laura Aronberg Roettiger

Nudi Gil - Poison Powerhouse of the Sea by Bonnie Kelso

Burt the Beetle Doesn’t Bite by Ashley Spires

How to Hug a Pufferfish by Ellie Peterson

Milk and Juice: A Recycling Romance by Meredith Crandall Brown

Napoleon vs. The Bunnies by J. F. Fox, Art by Anna Kwan

March 13, 2023 - Mariana Rios Ramirez Tells Stories With Spanish

Prize: One winner will get a signed copy of Santiago’s Dinosaurios + stickers, bookmark and postcard.

Winner: Ryann Jones

Santiago's Dinosaurios by Mariana Rios Ramirez, Art by Udayana Lugo

If Your Babysitter is a Bruja by Ana Siqueira and illustrated by Irena Freitas

Spanish Version Here

May Your Life Be Deliciosa by Michael Genhardt, Art by Loris Lora

Spanish Version Here

My Ciudad Sings by Cynthia Harmony, Art by Teresa Martinez

Spanish Version Here

Mango, Abuela, and Me by Meg Medina, Art by Angela Dominguez

Spanish Version Here

March 14, 2023 - Lynne Marie Celebrates

Prize: For my prize, I am giving away a half hour Zoom Mentor Consultation, as well as a card and trinket from me on the winner's birthday!

Winner: Natalie Tanner

If You Had Your Birthday Party on the Moon by Joyce Lapin, Art by Simona Ceccorelli

Ten Rules for the Birthday Wish by Beth Ferry, Art by Tom Lichtenheld

Boa's Bad Birthday by Jeanne Willis, Art by Tony Ross

Amanda Panda and the Bigger, Better Birthday by Candice Ransom, Art by Christine Grove

March 15, 2023 - Laura Roettiger Incorporates Social Justice

Prize: The three books mentioned in this post will be sent to one lucky winner!

Winner: Jolene Gutierrez

Hope for Ryan White by Dano Moreno, Art by Hannah Abbo

Dear Mr. Dickens by Nancy Churnin, Art by Anthony Stancliffe

Daybreak on Raven Island by Fleur Bradley

Aliana Reaches the Moon by Laura Roettiger, Art by Ariel Boroff

BONUS PRIZE: Speedpass from Rate Your Story

Winner: Effie Koliopoulos


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