Congratulations to Austin SCBWI member Liz Garton Scanlon, who just announced a new picture book, THE WORLD’S BEST CLASS PLANT, sold as part of a two-book deal! The book is co-written with Audrey Vernick and will be illustrated by Lynnor Bontigao. The authors were represented by Erin Murphy of Erin Murphy Literary Agency.
According to the Publishers Weekly announcement, the picture book features a class “terribly disappointed in the lack of a class pet—until a class plant turns out to be the best thing ever.”
This will be the fourth picture book co-written by the Liz Garton Scanlon / Audrey Vernick team. “Although we both write and publish on our own,” Liz says, “we especially love working together. (In other words, we crack each other up.)”
In the writing process, Liz adds, “the biggest challenge with this book was coming up for a name for the Class Plant! We think we landed on the right one, but you’ll have to wait and read the book to see if you agree!”
The book is scheduled for release by Putnam in summer, 2023.