School and Library Spotlight
Librarians Harness Instagram
Today’s librarians are typically well versed in social media, and for many, one picture-friendly platform shines brighter than the rest: Instagram. We spoke with a number of school and public librarians about how they are using "Library-stagrams" for promotion, professional development, and fun. more
In the News2019 Carle Honors Announced
The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art has revealed the recipients of the 14th annual Carle Honors. This year's honors will be presented in New York City on September 26, hosted by author-illustrator Grace Lin and Little, Brown Books for Young Readers v-p and editor-in-chief Alvina Ling more
Comics NewsIn Her First YA Graphic Novel, Lauren Myracle Takes On Catwoman
This spring, DC is releasing the first titles from DC Books for Young Readers, a new publishing unit composed of imprints DC Zoom, for middle grade readers, and DC Ink, for young adults. YA author Lauren Myracle spoke with us about her debut graphic novel, which is part of the launch list, Under the Moon: A Catwoman Tale. more
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IN THE MEDIA
When Go To Books Go Away
A method is proposed of identifying books that have been retired before their time.more »
Let the Children Read
A bookseller celebrates the value of “old fashioned” books for children in a screen-filled age.more »
Not Your Kid’s Picture Book Anymore
There are so many picture books that are most loved by adults, but how do we help them reach their audience?more »
Family Is Family
Spellbound hosts a very different kind of family celebration at the bookstore.more »
You Are New
Duckworth, the Difficult Child
Pie in the Sky
The Moon Within
The Line Tender
I Wish You All the Best
TALES FROM THE SLUSH PILE
March 19, 2019
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PeopleRandom House Children's Books has several promotions. Maria Modugno has been promoted executive editorial director at Random House Books for Young Readers, from editorial director. Erin Clarke has been promoted to editorial director at Knopf Books for Young Readers, from senior executive editor. Katherine Harrison has been promoted to senior editor of Knopf Books for Young Readers, from editor. Kelly Delaney has been promoted to editor at Knopf Books for Young Readers, from associate editor. Karen Greenberg has been promoted to associate editor at Knopf Books for Young Readers, from assistant editor. Marisa Dinovis has been promoted to associate editor at Knopf Books for Young Readers, from assistant editor. Dana Carey has been promoted to associate editor at Wendy Lamb Books, from assistant editor. Ellen Kokontis has joined Cottage Door Press as art director; previously she was associate art director at Albert Whitman & Company.
Oona Patrick has been promoted to senior production editor at Bloomsbury Children's Books, from production editor.
In the Winners' Circle
Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials series, is the recipient of this year’s J.M. Barrie Award, given annually by Action for Children’s Arts in recognition of a lifetime’s achievement in delighting children. The award will be presented at a ceremony in London in the fall. For more information, click here.
Lee & Low Books’s Tu imprint has announced the winner of its sixth annual New Visions Award for new authors of color. Monica Zepeda has won for her contemporary YA manuscript, Boys of the Beast, and Michelle Jones Coles’s YA historical fiction manuscript Woke has received the New Visions Award Honor. Zepeda will receive a cash prize of $2,000 and a publishing contract with Lee & Low; publication of Boys of the Beast is planned for fall 2020. For the complete list of this year’s finalists, click here.
ICYMILevine Leaving Scholastic to Launch Publishing Venture
The Kerlan Collection Tweaks Exhibit in Response to Concerns About Racist Content
'Green Book' Movie Lifts Up Sales for Backlist Picture Book
Capstone Brings Children's Book Bundles to Alexa Subscribers
Take a look ahead at some of the big titles for children and teens due out this fall, from picture books to YA novels, in our exclusive roundup.
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