Harper Collins Children’s Books
Laura Kaplan, formerly at Disney, has joined HarperCollins Children’s Books as publicity manager for school and library.
Sally Morgridge formerly production editor at Bloomsbury, has joined Holiday House as editor/managing editor.
Little Bee Books
Stephani Stilwell has joined as junior designer.
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Russ Busse has been promoted to associate editor for licensing, brand, and media tie-ins.
Penguin Young Readers
Jessica Harriton has been promoted to assistant editor at Razorbill.
Random House Children’s Books
Elizabeth Ward, formerly associate director of teen brand marketing at HarperCollins, has joined Random House Children’s Books as associate director of digital content strategy.
Mary McCue has been promoted to associate director of publicity.
Josh Redlich has been promoted to publicist.
Katy Dirienzo has joined as production assistant.
Elizabeth Whiting has been promoted to senior director for national accounts at Scholastic Trade.
Sue Flynn has been promoted to director of field sales at Scholastic Trade.
Nikki Mutch has been promoted to senior manager of field brand marketing at Scholastic Trade.
Meaghan Hilton has been promoted to special markets sales manager for retail and premium at Scholastic Trade.
Tracy Bozentka has been promoted to special markets manager for educational at Scholastic Trade.
Nicholas Thomas, formerly publishing manager of Chicken House and David Fickling Books at Scholastic, has been named to editor at Arthur A. Levine Books.
Kait Feldman, formerly assistant editor at Scholastic, has been named associate editor at Arthur A. Levine Books.
Simon & Schuster Children’s Books
Lauren Hoffman is joining the division as v-p, marketing and publicity. She has worked at S&S on a freelance basis overseeing the brand management of Cassandra Clare’s Shadowhunters publishing program. Most recently she was v-p, brand marketing, at MK Creative/Media/Marketing, and has worked for St. Martin’s Press and HarperCollins. She began her career at S&S as sales coordinator, ad/promo association and associate director, advertising.
Nicole Russo has returned as senior director of publicity. She was formerly director, publicity and marketing, at Abrams. Before that, she worked eight years at S&S and earlier at Random House children’s and at public relations firms.
Jill Hacking has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing as marketing and publicity assistant.
Samantha Benson, formerly bookseller at Barnes & Noble, has joined Simon & Schuster Children’s Publishing as publicity assistant.
Erinn Pascal has been promoted to assistant editor at Simon Spotlight.