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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Balzer + Bray

Balzer + Bray

Balzer + Bray is a boutique imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Established in 2008 by eponymous editors Alessandra Balzer and Donna Bray, B + B has become known for publishing bold, creative, groundbreaking picture books and novels. The …

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Meet the Imprint

Familiarizing you with our diverse member houses

Balzer + Bray

Balzer + Bray is a boutique imprint of HarperCollins Publishers. Established in 2008 by eponymous editors Alessandra Balzer and Donna Bray, B + B has become known for publishing bold, creative, groundbreaking picture books and novels. The …

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Who's Reading What on Wednesdays?

Early Career Commitee members' (anonymous) picks

The Dark Is Rising

The Dark is Rising is the second book in a series of the same name. Susan Cooper reimagines the eternal saga of good vs evil or light vs dark, incorporating Arthurian legends, Celtic mythology, and Norse mythology. In this volume …

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The ECC Questionnaire

How familiar faces in publishing got their start

Sarah Mlynowski: Our 2014 Extreme Trivia Challenge Co-Host!

We didn’t think we could get more excited about trivia. Then Sarah Mlynowski signed on as our 11th Annual Extreme Trivia Challenge co-host! Sarah is author of the New York Times bestselling middle grade series Whatever After. Her books for …

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