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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Event Recap: Volunteering at Camp WIN

Event Recap: Volunteering at Camp WIN

The Early Career Committee recently put on a literacy event for Camp WIN, a summer camp for homeless kids at WIN shelters. Our group of 15 volunteers ran four different book-themed stations for the kids to try: a children’s-book-themed version …

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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

Littler Women: A Modern Retelling

My mom and I have always loved Little Women. She tried so hard when I was young to share her favorites from her own childhood—namely, Nancy Drew and Little House on the Prairie—but I never took to any of them …

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The ECC Questionnaire

How familiar faces in publishing got their start

Q&A with Cassie McGinty, Senior Publicist, Disney-Hyperion

What is your typical day as a senior publicist at Disney-Hyperion?The day-to-day for publicity can run the gamut. From pitching media and blogs, to organizing author tours/conferences/festivals, publicity is fun because there is so much going on. When I get …

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