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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Divergent Party

Divergent Party

On March 19, the ECC gathered at Quinn’s NYC in Midtown for a Divergent-themed game night in celebration of the new movie based on the mega-bestselling YA series. Greeted by life-sized standees of Tris and Four (inspiring many a selfie …

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Meet the Imprint

Familiarizing you with our diverse member houses


Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, is a children’s graphic novel imprint with the exclusive mission to publish inventive, exciting, and appropriate material for kids of all ages. Since its launch in 2005, Graphix has excelled at bringing the …

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Who's Reading What on Wednesdays?

Early Career Commitee members' (anonymous) picks

A Monster Calls

I recently read A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness, illustrated by Jim Kay. I was sent the book from a college friend who now works at Candlewick Press. Usually we request specific books from one another but she sent this …

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The ECC Questionnaire

How familiar faces in publishing got their start

Bologna Questionnaire

The 51st Bologna Children’s Book Fair will be held on Monday, March 24 through Thursday, March 27. As children’s publishers from around the world are preparing to travel to Italy, we caught up with Lori Benton, VP & group publisher …

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