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Announcing MOWMT Winners and Post List - Part 4


Below you will find a list of Prize Winners (and bonus prizes!) for posts 24 - 32, 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.


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.

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!

March 24 - Shari Becker and Louisa Jaggar Break the Rules

Prize: one spot in one, single session workshop at Whale Rock Workshops. You may choose from our Close Read and Write Series or our Learn How To Series. This spot can be used through December 2024.

Winner: Mona Pease

Sprouting Wings: The True Story of James Herman Banning, the First African American Pilot to Fly Across the United States by Shari Becker & Louisa Jaggar, Art by Floyd Cooper

March 25 - Sue Heavenrich Writes About Bugs

Prize: The Prize: One lucky March On with Mentor Texts participant will win a signed copy of Sue’s picture book, 13 Ways to Eat a Fly and a 20-minute video or phone chat with Sue where they can talk about a project they’re working on (must happen by the end of September 2023.)

Winner: Cindy Sommer

13 Ways to Eat a Fly by Sue Heavenrich, Art by David Clark

Not a Butterfly Book by Jerry Palotta

Cricket in the Thicket by Carol Murray, Art by Melissa Sweet

Bugs Don’t Hug by Heather Montgomery, Art by Stephen Stone

How to Build an Insect by Roberta Gibson, Art by Anne Lambelet

Honeybee: The Busy Life of Apis Mellifera by Candace Fleming, Art by Eric Rohmann

March 26 - Robin Currie Never Bores of Board Books

Prize: Board Book Speedpass from Rate Your Story.

Winner: Stephanie Maksymiw

How to Dress a Dinosaur by Robin Currie, Art by Alycia Pace

One Sky by Aaron Becker

On Baba’s Back by Marianne Dubic

Odd Birds by Laura Gehl, Art by Gareth Lucas

March 27 - Joana Pastro Uses Sensory Words

Prize: Joana will be giving away a 30-minute Zoom Consultation for one lucky winner!

Winner: Judy Wilkins Sobanski

On This Airplane by Lourdes Heuer, Art by Sara Palacios

Soaked by Abi Cushman

The Incredible Shrinking Lunchroom by Michal Babay/illustrated by Paula Cohen

LISTEN—How Evelyn Glennie, A Deaf Girl, Changed Percussion by Shannon Stocker/illustrated by Devon Holzwarth

Bisa’s Carnaval by Joana Pastro, Art by Carolina Coroa

March 28 - Janie Emaus Packs Prose

Prize: PRIZE: Winner's choice of one of Janie's blended picture books or a picture book critique.

Winner: Sharon Dalgleish

Mean Jean Recess Queen by Alexis O’Neil, art by Laura Huliska-Beith

Pippa’s Passover Plate by Vivian Kirkfield, Art by Jill Weber

Cinderella – with Dogs! by Linda Bailey, Art by Freya Hartas

My Mommy, the Octopus by Wendy and Nonnie Gerber, Art by Tori Davis

Easter Eggs and Matzo Balls by Janie Emaus, Art by Bryan Langdo

March 29 - Danna Smith Counts On Picture Books

Prize: 1/2 Hour Consultation with Author / Mentor Linda Joy Singleton

Winner: Karen Plevin Kovach

One Blue Gnu by Danna Smith, Art by Ana Zarita

Counting to Bananas: A Mostly Rhyming Fruit Book by Carrie Tillotson, Art by Estrela Lourenco

Zero Zebras by Bruce Goldstone, Art by Julien Chung

Dumpling Day by Meera Srirum, Art by Ines DeAntunano

Too Many Pigs and the Big Bad Wolf by Davide Cali, Art by Marianna Balducci

March 30 - Heather Macht Forges a New Chapter

Prize: A non-rhyming PB MS or the first two chapters of a chapter book as a thank-you for reading along with me.

Winner: Elizabeth James Writes

The Woodlot Monster Mysteries by Heather Macht, Art by Alice Bereton

The Graveyard Diaries by Baron Spector, Art by Setch Kneupper

Desmond Cole, Ghost Patrol by Andres Miedosa, Art by Victor Rivas

The Bad Guys by Aaron Blabey

March 31 - Lynne Marie and Dea Lenihan Use Food to Foster Learning in Picture Books

Prize: Lynne Marie and Dea are giving away several prizes: One winner will get a Rate Your Story speedpass, another will receive a half-hour Zoom session with Lynne Marie, another will get a digital copy of American Pie, and another will receive a digital copy of the The Star in the Christmas Play.

NOTE: In that American Pie's release date was moved to 2024, book winners will receive a choice of digital book of The Three Little Pigs and the Rocket Project or The Star in the Christmas Play instead of American Pie:


1/2 Hour Zoom: Joan Swanson

Speedpass: Sue Eyerman

Digital Book: Sharon McCarthy

Digital Book: Cheryl Cook Johnson

American Pie by Lynne Marie, Art by Dea Lenihan

Please, Mr. Panda by Steve Anthony

I Love Cake by Tammi Sauer, Art by Angie Rozelaar

Dozens of Doughnuts by Carrie Finnison, Art by Brianne Farley

BONUS POST: April 1 - Tim McGlen

Prize: PB Critique (500 words max) + 30-min. ZOOM chat

Winner: Angela Calabrese

Owl Moon by Jane Yolen, Art by John Schoenherr

Bear and the Whisper of the Wind by Marianne Dubuc

The Three Billy Goats Gruff by Mac Burnett, Art by Jon Klassen

The Bold, Brave Bunny by Beth Ferry, Art by Nicolas Tacosky

Antonino’s Impossible Dream by Tim McGlen, Art by Sophia Touliatou


Speedpass from Rate Your Story

Winner: Angie Quantrell

Winner: Claire Blumenfeld

1/2 Hour Consultation With The Picture Book Mechanic:

Winner: Melissa Berger Stoller

Winner: Reed Hilton Eddy

NOTE: Feel free to share your Winner's Badge and thank you to our Prize Donors on Social Media with @RateYourStory #MarchOnWithMentorTexts #MOWMT #Winner #RateYourStory #KidLit #WritingCommunity

Also feel free to click on the links to buy / gift / review these books. As an affiliate, we will get a small percentage of sales, which goes to fund books for our FREE Mentor Text Talks. You can join our group here for more information:

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Even if you didn't win a physical prize, every one's a winner if you learned something! So feel free to take this participant badge and display it proudly!

As you know, we're sad that MARCH ON WITH MENTOR TEXTS is over too!

Stay Tuned for More Mentor Text Posts, Select Mondays!

Until then, start shining up your manuscripts for the 2023 Rate Your Story Summer Contest!

As a head's up -- we are looking for great stories from anyone and everyone! Each story will receive expert contest feedback from one of our Judges! Bonus entries available!

AND Mark Your Calendars for #MarchOnWithMentorTexts 2024!

Thanks for spending every day of the month of March with us! We look forward to seeing you again next year!

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