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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Summer Friday Happy Hour and Book Swap

Summer Friday Happy Hour and Book Swap

The ECC recently celebrated the official arrival of summer, and engaged in a time-honored publishing industry tradition, with a Summer Friday afternoon happy hour at the Overlook NYC. Not only were there cold drinks and fresh air, but attendees were …

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Meet the Publisher

Familiarizing you with our diverse member houses

Flying Eye Books

Flying Eye Books (FEB, if we get close enough to share nicknames) is the children’s imprint of award-winning visual publishing house Nobrow. Established in 2013, Flying Eye seeks to retain the same attention to detail in design and …

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Who's Reading What on Wednesdays?

Early Career Commitee members' (anonymous) picks


A story of acceptance, love, and the universal feeling of other-ness, Kevin Henkes’s Chrysanthemum is a story for every child. Our titular heroine loves her one-of-a-kind name. That is, until her classmates point out its length and eccentricity. Suddenly, the …

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The ECC Questionnaire

How familiar faces in publishing got their start

Ilsa Jule, Marketing Production Manager, Random House Children’s Books

What is your current role at Random House Children’s Books?I’m the Production Manager in Marketing Production. I handle sourcing and producing promotional items for Trade Marketing and School & Library. This runs the gamut from POS (point of sale) displays …

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