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Librarian Preview: Harper Collins (Spring 2015)

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Oh, it’s a big one.  A big honking preview, this is.  Yes indeed, folks, Harper Collins is in town and they’ve a mess of good looking books just aching to arrive on your shelves.  Now the last time I attending a preview for HC I was massively pregnant with back pain to match.  This time [...]

Librarian Preview: Sourcebooks, National Geographic Kids, Quirk Books, Sterling, NorthSouth, and Running Press Kids (Spring 2015)

BookBuzz

Recently I had the pleasure of attending the AAP Tri-State Book Buzz for Children’s and Teen Librarians here in NYC.  This is an event where a whole heaping helpful of publishers gather together to do a kind of massive librarian preview for folks like myself.  It’s a mix of big folks (Macmillan, Random House, etc.) [...]

Librarian Preview: Harper Collins (Fall 2014)

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We’re getting into the thick of summer now.  Both the BEA and ALA conferences have come and gone.  Folks are beginning to get a grip on the fall season.  So before we go any further I’m going to provide you with a bit of a sneaky peek at Harper Collins and what all they have [...]

Librarian Preview: Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group (Fall 2014)

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And the hits just keep on coming!  Ain’t no party like a Macmillan party, cause a Macmillan party has superior brownies.  So there I was, HUGELY pregnant with some major back pain attending my penultimate librarian preview in a publisher’s home base (I actually have three more to write up after this, so no worries [...]

Librarian Preview: Lerner Books (Fall 2014)

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Lest we grow complacent in our maternity leave, I’ve quite a few librarian previews just ah-waiting postings.  And what better way to begin than with Lerner Books here?  Everyone’s favorite Minnesotan publisher came to town in the guise of Lindsay Matvick.  We ate pizza.  We talked shop.  We heard about what Lerner has on offer [...]

Librarian Preview: Little Brown & Company (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015)

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*sniff sniff* Smell that?  That’s the smell of Fall 2014, my friends.  Yes yes, I know you thought we’ve only just turned the corner into spring, but we’ve no time for that now.  The future is where it’s at, babies!  And right now the future is all about the fall/winter/spring books.  Such was my thinking [...]

Librarian Preview: Penguin Books (Summer 2014)

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There is a certain element of mystery that accompanies each and every librarian preview here in New York City.  When the larger publishers gather the librarians to their proverbial bosom, those same librarians walk in with just one question in your mind: How long is this going to take?  If you’re lucky you’ll be out [...]

Librarian Preview: Chronicle Books (Fall 2014)

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This is it! We’ve officially begun!  Here is, without a doubt, the very first Librarian Preview of the Fall 2014 season.  I’m so thrilled to be presenting it in its full unaltered glory.  Chronicle Books, that plucky little Californian publisher, has really made a name for itself in the past few years.  And now, with [...]

Librarian Preview: Simon & Schuster (Summer 2014)

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Foof!  It’s been a while!  At least it feels like it has.  For whatever reason I haven’t posted a good Simon & Schuster Preview since . . . um . . . since their Spring 2011 list was premiered.  Whoopsie!  Let’s make up for lost time then. First off, Simon & Schuster does their librarian [...]

Librarian Preview: Blue Apple Books (Spring 2014)

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Last one of the season, folks!  But I figure what with the approaching ALA Conference in Philly, there’s no harm in letting people know last minute about some of the fine and fancy titles that may or may not be available to peruse at the event.  Today we focus on small, gutsy, rather lovely little [...]

Librarian Preview: Chronicle Books (Spring 2014)

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It’s official. Should I happen to leave New York City for any reason (I’ve been saying I would for years, but it’s gotta happen someday) and I work for a publisher I want to work for Chronicle Books. No, really. I don’t what it is about them, but I get a really good vibe off [...]

Librarian Preview: Lerner Books (Spring 2014)

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Sometimes you just want to get your hands on some reliable nonfiction.  The other day I was in the office and we’d spread out the vast quantities of nonfiction samples we’d been sent from a variety of publishers (all of whom shall remain nameless).  And while some things were okay and other things were tolerable, [...]

Librarian Preview: NorthSouth Books (Spring 2014)

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There’s a special thrill that fills me when I get to do a librarian preview of a publisher I’ve never done before.  It does me good.  Though I like what the big guys produce, it’s the little guys that truly have my heart.  Case in point, NorthSouth Books.  If they’re a bit unfamiliar to you, [...]