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Macmillan: Christy Ottaviano Books | November 15, 2012


This month, ECC Board member Amy Allen, editorial assistant at Christy Ottaviano Books/Henry Holt Books for Young Readers at Macmillan’s Children’s Publishing Group, gives us a tour of the imprint!

Christy Ottaviano Books, an imprint of Henry Holt Books for Young Readers/Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group, features author-illustrators and encompasses literary and commercial picture books and fiction for all ages, with a focus on the middle-grade market. The imprint aims to publish books that encourage imagination and free-thinking, foster a sense of family and community, target the feelings of children, and speak directly to young people’s interests as they explore various milestones, creating contemporary classics that both challenge and entertain inquisitive readers. The imprint was founded in 2008 and publishes between 20 and 30 books a year.

One bestselling title:
Masterpiece by Elise Broach
Published February 2000.

One classic title:
When Zachary Beaver Came to Town by Kimberly Willis Holt
Published October 1999.

One title you may not have heard about:
Birdy’s Smile Book by Laurie Keller
Published August 2010.


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