Tishana Williams has joined Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing in the newly created position of brand manager, novelty and licensed publishing. Most recently she was a brand coordinator at Authentic Brands Group, and had previously worked in Disney's Consumer Products Group, where she focused on Disney Licensed Publishing.

Little, Brown Books for Young Readers has two new hires. Cheryl Lew is joining as publicity manager on September 8. Most recently she was senior publicist at Holiday House, and previously worked at Skyhorse Publishing and Workman. Prashansa Thapa joined the company on August 24 as design assistant.