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Pj McIlvaine

Mar 4, 2022

Little Lena and the Big Table

Big Belly Book Co. 2019

PJ McIlvaine's debut picture book Little Lena and the Big Table (June 2019, Big Belly Book Co.), illustrations by Leila Nabih, is about a determined little girl tired of eating with her annoying cousins at the kid’s table, only to discover that the big table isn’t much better. PJ’s second picture book, Dragon Roar (MacLaren-Cochrane Publishing, October 2021), art by Logan Robers, is about a lonely, sick dragon who has lost his mighty roar, and the brave village girl who helps him find it again. PJ is currently under contract with Oghma Creative Media for three picture books for a Creature Feature series and a standalone (pub date 2023-2024). PJ's middle grade supernatural historical fantasy Violet Yorke, Gilded Girl: Ghosts in the Closet is also out this week. PJ is also a co-host and founding member of #PBPitch, the premiere Twitter pitch party for picture book creators. PJ has been published in numerous outlets including The New York Times and Newsday, and is a regular contributor for The Children’s Book Insider newsletter (paid firewall), writing about the path to publication and interviews with established and debut kid lit authors. Also, PJ’s critically acclaimed Showtime original family movie My Horrible Year with Mimi Rogers, Karen Allen, and Eric Stoltz, was nominated for a Daytime Emmy.

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