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A few exciting picture book updates!

Fortune Cookies for Everyone picture book announcement Mia Wenjen

I’m very excited to announce a new picture book Fortune Cookies for Everyone, illustrated by Colleen Kong-Savage. This is my second picture book published by Red Comet Press. Fortune Cookies for Everyone comes out in the Fall of 2025.

Food for the Future is a finalist for the 2023 INDIES Book of the Year Awards!

Food for the Future is a finalist for the 2023 INDIES Book of the Year Awards!

 

Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World has made the Green Earth Book Award long list.

Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World has made the Green Earth Book Award long list.

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Activity Guides for My Picture Books

The Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World Activity Guide just came out so I wanted to put all my activity guides on one page:

  • Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World
  • Sumo Joe
  • Changing the Game: Asian Pacific American Female Athletes

 

Food for the Future by Mia Wenjen and Robert Sae-Heng cover reveal

Food for the Future Teacher’s Activity Guide.

 

Sumo Joe

Sumo Joe Teacher’s Guide at Lee and Low website.

Sumo Joe craft round-up on PragmaticMom.com.

Sumo Joe easy sumo origami on PragmaticMom.com.

Sumo Joe Virtual or In-Person Class Visits.

Sumo Picture Books on PragmaticMom.com.

 

Changing the Game: Asian Pacific American Female Athletes Resource Page

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‘Food for the Future’ made Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best

'Food for the Future' selected for Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best

Food for the Future is included in Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best lists!

Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Robert Sae-Heng

Food for the Future is on their Best Informational Books for Younger Readers of 2023 list for kids in kindergarten through 3rd grade.

The Best of the Best lists represent the Chicago Public Library’s choices for the year’s most outstanding titles. Thank you so much to the staff at the Chicago Public Libraries for including Food for the Future!

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My New Kickstarter Campaign for picture book BOXER BABY BATTLES BEDTIME!

My New Kickstarter Campaign for picture book BOXER BABY BATTLES BEDTIME!

I’m pre-selling hardcover copies of my newest picture book,  Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime! through a Kickstarter campaign that launched today!

Please go here to help bring picture book

Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime! to life …

Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Kai Gietzen

Dad needs to get Boxer Baby down for her nap but she is not going down without a fight! This funny picture book told in three rounds includes boxing idioms. This picture book also celebrates the unsung heroes — dads who stay home to care for their children. [picture book, ages 3 and up]

 

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Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime Cover Reveal!

Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime Cover Reveal!

I’m thrilled to reveal the cover for my newest picture book,  Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime!

Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Kai Gietzen

Dad needs to get Boxer Baby down for her nap but she is not going down without a fight! This funny picture book told in three rounds includes boxing idioms. This picture book also celebrates the unsung heroes — dads who stay home to care for their children. [picture book, ages 3 and up]

 

And introducing illustrator Kai Gietzen! He is a recent graduate from Rhode Island School of Design. This is his picture book debut. To learn more,  please check out his website and Instagram.

 

And now…

 

ta da…

Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime Cover Reveal!

 

Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime Kickstarter

I will be launching a Kickstarter project to bring Boxer Baby Battles Bedtime to life in mid-September with early-release hardcover books. They will be delivered in December. Stay tuned!

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Chicago … Here I come!

ALA Chicago 2023 I'm presenting!

I’ll be presenting at the ALA Conference!

Name of Session: Sustainable Values in Children’s Literature

Sunday, June 25

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM

Exhibit Hall – Diversity in Publishing Stage (Booth 5240)

Continue reading Chicago … Here I come!

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Today is Food for the Future’s Book Birthday!

Food for the Future by Mia Wenjen and Robert Sae-Heng cover reveal

Food for the Future: Sustainable Farms Around the World by Mia Wenjen, illustrated by Robert Sae-Heng

Kirkus says:

“A dozen sustainable farms around the world offer intriguing possibilities for the future of agriculture. Simple four-beat rhyming couplets concisely describe a plethora of farming methods old and new around the world, many of which will be especially useful in light of climate change. Continue reading Today is Food for the Future’s Book Birthday!