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


Back in 2004, when we launched our first Amulet list, Abrams had never published novels before. As the country’s preeminent publisher of books about art and photography, Abrams had, in fact, rarely published a book without illustrations. Company lore …

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Who's Reading What on Wednesdays?

Early Career Commitee members' (anonymous) picks

The Relatives Came

“It was in the summer of the year when the relatives came. They came up from Virginia. They left when their grapes were nearly purple enough to pick, but not quite”. Thus begins a winsome and delightful story about families.From …

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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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