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Candlewick Press Books on Permanent Display at NYPL Shop

October 9, 2014 – Candlewick Press announced today that select titles will be on display and available for sale at the Readers & Writers Shop in The New York Public Library. The collection, which will showcase around 20 titles for young readers of all ages on a rotating basis, is the first permanent fixture for children’s books at the venue. 

The current display features such acclaimed titles as Newbery Medal-winner Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventure by Kate DiCamillo, illustrated by K. G. Campbell; Caldecott Medal-winner This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen; Journey by Aaron Becker;Egyptology by Emily Sands; Where’s Waldo? The Magnificent Mini Book Box by Martin Handford; Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made by Stephan Pastis; With a Mighty Hand: The Story in the Torah by Amy Ehrlich, illustrated by Daniel Nevins; and The Knife of Never Letting Go by Patrick Ness.

Also available are news releases and books with a library theme, including A Library Book for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton; Maisy Goes to the Library by Lucy Cousins; The Brilliant World of Tom Gates by Liz Pichon; Wild Things! Acts of Mischief in Children’s Literature by Elizabeth Bird (youth materials collections specialist at The New York Public Library), Julie Danielson, and Peter D. Sieruta; Library Lion and The Evil Librarian by Michelle Knudsen; and Egg & Spoon by Gregory Maguire.

“We are very excited to partner with The New York Public Library on this initiative that shines a light on a selection of Candlewick books that we think patrons of the library will want to have in their permanent personal collections,” says John Mendelson, SVP and Sales Director for Candlewick.

Candlewick Press is an independent, employee-owned publisher based in Somerville, Massachusetts. For over twenty years, Candlewick has published outstanding children’s books for readers of all ages, including books by award-winning authors and illustrators such as the National Ambassador for Children’s Literature, Kate DiCamillo, M. T. Anderson, Jon Klassen, and Laura Amy Schlitz; the widely acclaimed Judy Moody, Mercy Watson, and ’Ology series; and favorites such as Guess How Much I Love You, Where’s Waldo?, and Maisy. Candlewick is part of the Walker Books Group, together with Walker Books UK in London and Walker Books Australia, based in Sydney and Auckland. Visit Candlewick online at www.candlewick.com.

The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With 92 locations—including research and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record numbers of attendance and circulation in recent years. The New York Public Library serves more than 18 million patrons who come through its doors annually and millions more around the globe who use its resources at www.nypl.org. To offer this wide array of free programming, The New York Public Library relies on both public and private funding. Learn more about how to support the Library at nypl.org/support.  

Media Contact: Laura Rivas, Candlewick Press
617-588-4445 / laura.rivas@candlewick.com

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