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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Book Fun in the Summertime

Book Fun in the Summertime

As Sly and the Family Stone are constantly reminding us, “them summer days” are the perfect time to indulge in the things that you love. In the spirit of summer adventure, the Early Career Committee has rounded up a list of the bookish things we can’t wait to get into in the next few months!

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Meet the Imprint

Familiarizing you with our diverse member houses

Crown Books for Young Readers

Debuting next month is the revitalized Crown Books for Young Readers imprint at Random House Children’s Books. When the imprint was first acquired in 1988, it published a full list of children’s books from picture book to young adult. By …

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Who's Reading What on Wednesdays?

Early Career Commitee members' (anonymous) picks

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years

Hitty, Her First Hundred Years is told through the voice of a charming, resilient little doll named Hitty. Made from sturdy mountain-ash wood, she has survived all manner of dangers and has now decided to recall them in her memoirs.She …

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The ECC Questionnaire

How familiar faces in publishing got their start

Erica Finkel, Assistant Editor at Amulet Books and Abrams Books for Young Readers

Here at the Early Career Committee, we’ve been talking a lot about switching departments within the publishing industry. In light of these conversations and questions, we spoke with with Erica Finkel about her switch from one department to another!Tell us …

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