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Children’s Book Week

CBWThe Children’s Book Week Committee guides the coordination and promotion of official Children’s Book Week events at schools, libraries, bookstores, and community centers nationwide. In 2014, official events — connecting children with the creators of their favorite books — were hosted in all 50 states for the first time in the initiative’s history.

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2017 Committee Members

Nicole Russo (Co-Chair)
Director of Children’s Publicity and Marketing, Abrams Books for Young Readers | Amulet Books | Abrams Appleseed

Jessica Shoffel 
Director of Publicity, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

Alia Maria Almeida
Marketing Associate, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers

Emily Bruce

National Account Manager, Random House

Jennifer Edwards
National Account Manager, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Katie Fee
Senior Manager, Integrated Marketing,  HarperCollins Children’s Books

Tara Grieco
Marketing Assistant, Simon & Schuster

Emily Heddleson
Senior Manager, Library and Educational Marketing, Scholastic

Carmela Iaria
Executive Director of School and Library Marketing, Penguin Young Readers

Cassie McGinty
Publicist, Random House Children’s Books

Tucker Stone
US Sales and Marketing Director, Flying Eye

Matthew Zoni
Manager, ABC Children’s Group, American Booksellers Association

Only employees of member publishers are invited to serve on the CBC’s vibrant committees. Are you a CBC member interested in joining a committee? E-mail us.

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