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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11th Annual Extreme Trivia Challenge!

11th Annual Extreme Trivia Challenge!

Congratulations Team 2, champions of kid lit and Golden Bunny trophy winners in this year’s Early Career Committee Extreme Trivia Challenge!  The ECC’s 11th Annual Extreme Trivia Challenge was held at Scholastic’s headquarters on Wednesday, November 5. More than 50 children’s-book-publishing …

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Meet the Imprint

Familiarizing you with our diverse member houses


Familiarizing you with the diverse imprints of our member houses! Philomel is an imprint of Penguin Young Readers Group, which publishes picture books alongside commercial middle-grade and young-adult fiction. From The Very Hungry Caterpillar to the …

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Who's Reading What on Wednesdays?

Early Career Commitee members' (anonymous) picks

Paper Towns

A little boy and his young neighbor discover a suicide. Not exactly the way most great romances begin, but I was quickly swept up in Quentin and Margo’s unexpected (and sometimes scary) story. Now they’re both in high school, and …

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The ECC Questionnaire

How familiar faces in publishing got their start

Gina Gagliano, Associate Marketing & Publicity Manager at First Second Books

For people who might not be as familiar with the imprint, can you give a brief overview of First Second?First Second (:01) is Macmillan’s dedicated graphic novel imprint. That means that we have a staff (four people!) …

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