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Open Submission

Submissions now closed.

Congratulations to all who submitted a manuscript to the Early Childhood Book Challenge! The submission phase is now closed.

The Open Submission Phase was an opportunity to write and share a vision and manuscript for an early childhood book that inspires children and their caregivers to read together.

All submissions remain publicly viewable, so participants are encouraged to still connect with one another, share feedback, and even form partnerships.

Submissions will remain on the platform, unless they are removed by the submitter.


WHAT'S HAPPENING

The submission phase is now closed. Submissions will remain on the platform, unless they are removed by the submitter.

GET INVOLVED

All submissions remain publicly viewable, so participants are encouraged to still connect with one another, share feedback, and even form partnerships. Sign up to receive email updates.

KEY DATES

Started on Feb 20, 2019, and submissions were April 12, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time.

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A child visits places in the city and is faced with the loud abundance of people but learns ways to stay grounded in each situation.

A child visits places in the city and is faced with the loud abundance of people but learns ways to stay grounded in each situation.

Photo of Felicia Tapia
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An interactive book that helps a child and caregivers just be in the present moment and explore their world together using their senses.

An interactive book that helps a child and caregivers just be in the present moment and explore their world together using their senses.

Photo of Beth Bundy
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I hope this story encourages children to see that their city is filled with incredible people, and how learning can lead to new friendships.

I hope this story encourages children to see that their city is filled with incredible people, and how learning can lead to new friendships.

Photo of Matthew Sindelar

Wildlife meets city life in a story that both a child and caregiver can relate to their daily lives and experiences.

Wildlife meets city life in a story that both a child and caregiver can relate to their daily lives and experiences.

Photo of Sunil Manchikanti
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Follow the Book Baby, a pied piper whose mission is to bring  babies, their books, and their grown ups to the local library for story time.

Follow the Book Baby, a pied piper whose mission is to bring babies, their books, and their grown ups to the local library for story time.

Photo of Marty lapointe-malchik