InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Brad Meltzer To Write Biographical Picture Book Series

Author and Brad Meltzer’s Decoded TV series host Brad Meltzer signed a deal with Penguin’s Dial Books for Young Readers imprint.

Meltzer will write a biographical picture book series called Ordinary People Change the World. Each book in this series will profile an American hero. The first two installments in the series, I Am Amelia Earhart and I Am Abraham Lincoln, will be released in winter 2014.

Cartoonist Chris Eliopoulos will illustrate. Writers House literary agent Jodi Reamer and Kneerim, Williams & Bloom literary agent Jill Kneerin negotiated the deal with publisher Lauri Hornik.

 

In the past, Meltzer wrote both fiction novels and nonfiction titles. He gave this statement in the release: “Every kid has a hero. Whether we like it or not, our children will be looking at our culture, searching for heroes. For my own kids, this was my chance to have a say in it.”

(Image via)

Mediabistro Course

The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now!