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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4th Annual ECC Book Club

4th Annual ECC Book Club

On a hot, summer evening in July, the ECC board met to discuss the much-anticipated Fall 2017 middle-grade novel, Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow by Jessica Townsend. After a vote, Nevermoor came up on top and was chosen as …

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Meet the Department

Familiarizing you with departments from our member houses

Sight to Sound: Meet the Audio Department!

In brief, what does your team do?The Scholastic Audio team is responsible for identifying titles on Scholastic’s print list for audiobook development. This encompasses a wide variety of duties since we’re building everything from the ground up in-house. We correspond …

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Who's Reading What on Wednesdays?

Early Career Commitee members' (anonymous) picks

Mighty Jack and the Goblin King

I am a HUGE Ben Hatke fan—HUGE!  When I learned there would be a sequel to Mighty Jack, I preordered it immediately.  I read Mighty Jack and the Goblin King as soon as it arrived and in one gulp.  In …

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The ECC Questionnaire

How familiar faces in publishing got their start

Q&A with Sara Dayton, Senior Product Manager, Penguin Young Readers

Tell us a little about your role at Penguin Young Readers.My department manages the Penguin Young Readers apps, experiments with new technologies, and finds innovative ways, digital or otherwise, to use our content outside of books. Recent projects include updates …

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