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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Balzer + Bray

Balzer + Bray

Balzer + Bray is a boutique imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Established in 2008 by eponymous editors Alessandra Balzer and Donna Bray, B + B has become known for publishing bold, creative, groundbreaking picture books and novels. The …

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Meet the Imprint

Familiarizing you with our diverse member houses

Balzer + Bray

Balzer + Bray is a boutique imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Established in 2008 by eponymous editors Alessandra Balzer and Donna Bray, B + B has become known for publishing bold, creative, groundbreaking picture books and novels. The …

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Who's Reading What on Wednesdays?

Early Career Commitee members' (anonymous) picks

Shooting at the Stars: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Shooting at the Stars is inspired by the incredible true story of the unofficial Christmas truce between the Germans, French, and British during World War I. It is told from the perspective of a young British soldier named Charlie, who …

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The ECC Questionnaire

How familiar faces in publishing got their start

Sarah Mlynowski: Our 2014 Extreme Trivia Challenge Co-Host!

We didn’t think we could get more excited about trivia. Then Sarah Mlynowski signed on as our 11th Annual Extreme Trivia Challenge co-host! Sarah is author of the New York Times bestselling middle grade series Whatever After. Her books for …

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