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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Asked and Answered: Kid Lit You Adore!

Asked and Answered: Kid Lit You Adore!

The ECC Board asked some of their favorite authors and illustrators about children’s books that they loved growing up and/or adore today. See what they have to say and stock your shelves with these favorites from kid lit, past and …

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Meet the Publisher

Familiarizing you with our diverse member houses

Holiday House Books for Young People

Holiday House has been publishing children’s books since 1935. Our list has grown to include a wide range of titles from picture books for the earliest readers and listeners to middle grade and young adult. Hardcover books, both …

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Who's Reading What on Wednesdays?

Early Career Commitee members' (anonymous) picks

Roller Girl

Twelve-year-old Astrid is looking forward to spending the summer with her best friend, Nicole. But when Astrid wants to go to roller derby camp and Nicole decides to continue pursuing her love of ballet, a divide develops between them. As …

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The ECC Questionnaire

How familiar faces in publishing got their start

Molly Motch, Senior Manager, School & Library Integrated Marketing for HarperCollins Children’s Books

What was your first job in publishing? How did you climb the ranks?My lovely friend Hallie was working at Disney-Hyperion, and moving from School & Library Marketing to the Publicity department. She thought I would be a good fit for …

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