The Children's Book Council's Early Career Committee (ECC) is dedicated to enriching the careers of those in their first five years in the children’s publishing industry, contributing to the vitality of the industry as a whole, and fostering literacy. Learn more
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Book Fun in the Summertime

Book Fun in the Summertime

As Sly and the Family Stone are constantly reminding us, “them summer days” are the perfect time to indulge in the things that you love. In the spirit of summer adventure, the Early Career Committee has rounded up a …

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Meet the Imprint

Familiarizing you with our diverse member houses

Crown Books for Young Readers

Debuting next month is the revitalized Crown Books for Young Readers imprint at Random House Children’s Books. When the imprint was first acquired in 1988, it published a full list of children’s books from picture book to young adult. By …

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Who's Reading What on Wednesdays?

Early Career Commitee members' (anonymous) picks

The Prince of Venice Beach

With summer coming to an end and the fall weather setting in early, Blake Nelson’s The Prince of Venice Beach is the perfect book to help you hold on to that last sunset. Cali, a teen runaway, lives on the …

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The ECC Questionnaire

How familiar faces in publishing got their start

Erica Finkel, Assistant Editor at Amulet Books and Abrams Books for Young Readers

Here at the Early Career Committee, we’ve been talking a lot about switching departments within the publishing industry. In light of these conversations and questions, we spoke with with Erica Finkel about her switch from one department to another!Tell us …

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