Phoebe Yeh will join Random House Children’s Books in the newly created post of v-p, publisher, Crown Books for Young Readers, effective June 21. Currently editorial director at HarperCollins Children’s Books, Yeh will acquire and publish new books with a focus on middle-grade fiction and narrative nonfiction. She will report to Barbara Marcus, RHCB president and publisher.

“I have known Phoebe for many years and admire her as a highly creative and versatile editor with an excellent track record for discovering and nurturing new voices,” said Marcus. “I am so pleased to welcome her to Random House, where her expertise in nonfiction and commercial middle-grade books will perfectly complement and further strengthen our list.”

Prior to joining HC in 1996, Yeh was a senior editor at Scholastic Press, where she edited the Magic School Bus books and was an editor of the SeeSaw Book Club. At HC Yeh was responsible for the estate programs of Maurice Sendak, Shel Silverstein, and C.S. Lewis, the Series of Unfortunate Events publishing program, and the Let’s-Read-and-Find-Out Science series, and acquired Lincoln Peirce's Big Nate series.