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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Five Things to Know about the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Five Things to Know about the Bologna Children’s Book Fair

Imagine a children’s book paradise in the sunny hills of northern Italy, where kid-lit lovers from across the globe converge to enjoy delicious pasta, gelato, and conversation about all of our favorite books. That place is real — it’s the …

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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

Allegedly

This haunting, totally gripping debut is unforgettable—like, can’t-stop-hearing-the-characters’-voices-in-your-head, crawls-under-your-skin-and-stays-there unforgettable. Mary allegedly killed a white baby when she was only nine years old. Now she’s living in a group home where her life is constantly at risk, and she’s recently …

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The ECC Questionnaire

How familiar faces in publishing got their start

Q&A with Jen Keenan, Senior Designer, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers

What and where was your first position in the book industry, and what was the most significant learning experience you took away from it?My first position in the book industry was a designer at Workman Publishing. It turns out that …

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