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Librarian Preview: Candlewick, Brilliance Audio, Harper Collins, HMH, Scholastic, Sourcebooks, & Sterling (Fall 2011)

badisland

Heh heh.  You know when I said I’d write up the Day of Dialog librarian previews that I saw?  Well, I wasn’t kidding.  In fact, I’ve decided to be extra efficient and just cram the whole lot of them into one big, superlative, overcompensating post.  Before I do, however, I should note that a couple [...]

Librarian Preview: Macmillan (Fall 2011)

12Thingstodo

Saying that one is spoiled in New York City is sort of like saying that water is wet or snow is cold.  There are tradeoffs, of course.  The filth.  The crowds.  The teeny tiny apartments.  But for all of that, you instantly forget your previous discomforts when you get to visit gorgeous landmarks as part [...]

Librarian Preview: Albert Whitman & Company (Spring 2011)

AlbertWhitman

Whew!  Boy, am I getting this last one in right under the gun or what?  Which is to say, before the end of January has passed.  The new round of previews begin in February so I didn’t want to have any loose stragglers waiting about when I saw the new crop of 2011 titles. A [...]

Librarian Preview: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (Spring 2011)

Tutu

It’s a bit late in the season for me to keep typing up these librarian previews, but due to the fact that the “Spring” has only just begun, I think I have a little leeway for my two remaining previews before I start hearing about the Summer 2011 books that are right around the corner. [...]

Librarian Preview: Egmont (Spring & Summer 2011)

bittermelon

All right!  Egmont time!  A time for monted eggs (wait . . . . what?). Yes, Egmont doesn’t always put on a librarian preview, but once in a while they do and I was pleased to partake of their copious heaps of cheese (cheese = always good) when seeing the latest titles they have on [...]

Librarian Preview: Simon & Schuster (Spring 2011)

bluechameleon

Did you get the new Simon & Schuster catalog the other day in the mail?  If you did, did you feel the cover?  It’s a strange thing to ask, I know, but I did.  I felt that cover.  I felt it because there was something new going on there.  It has a thick comfortable texture [...]

Librarian Preview: Harper Collins (Spring 2011)

harper

Once you get into the swing of these librarian previews, they start to come easier to the old typing fingers.  For Spring 2011 I’ve mostly been keeping to the publishers with smaller print runs until now.  Candlewick.  Chronicle.  Lerner.  Harper Collins sort of marks the first foray into the big leagues.  Each table took thirty [...]

Librarian Preview: Chronicle (Spring 2011)

chronicle

The other day I was sitting down with some editors when we began to speculate what would happen if you made a point of naming your child after publishing companies.  A number of silly concoctions presented themselves.  Obviously I wouldn’t be able to name my kid Random Bird, Little Brown Bird, or Sterling Bird (though [...]

Librarian Preview: Candlewick (Spring-Summer 2011)

Argus

Oh yeah, you read that right.  Not only am I going to try to tackle my stack of librarian previews just waiting to be typed up, but I’m beginning with a company that had its very first preview for the New York librarian set here last week.  School Library Journal was kind enough to lend [...]

Librarian Preview: Lerner Publishing (Spring 2011)

bouffant

Just a day or two ago, children’s literature bloggers converged upon Minneapolis, Minnesota to celebrate the Kidlitcon.  And this year they got a bit of organizing help from the local folks over at Lerner Publishing Group.  Yet before any of this happened, a couple lovely Lerner lasses met with me in NYC in a Belgian [...]