Children’s Choice Book Awards

What a great idea to have book awards chosen by the people for whom the book was written!! Want to learn more about the Children’s Choice Book Awards and how to help children vote? Here is a blurb from JacketFlap:“Launched in 2008 by the Children’s Book Council and Every Child A Reader, The Children’s Choice… Read more »

Expanded Submission Guidelines for Sylvan Dell Publishing

Any folklore folks out there? Check out this hot from the presses info: Sylvan Dell Publishing ( is expanding into Social Studies (cultures, geography, history) concepts through folklore. Our current focus is/has been fun-to-read (fictional) picture books with non-fiction science and math concepts woven through the story. The back of each of our books has… Read more »

Dutton and Dial Imprints Info

For my pre-agented writer friends:Because so few larger publishing houses are open to unagented submissions, I take note of changes of personnel and policies.  Two of Penguin Young Readers “open” imprints, Dutton and Dial, announced in the January 27th PW Children’s Bookshelf the following, “Julie Strauss-Gabel has been named v-p and publisher of Dutton Children’s Books, effective immediately. She was… Read more »