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Fancy Nancy, The Collector, & The Berenstain Bears Debut on the Indie Bestseller List

9780062075543We’ve collected the books debuting on Indiebound’s Indie Bestseller List for the week ending April 20, 2014–a sneak peek at the books everybody will be talking about next month.

(Debuted at #9 in Children’s Illustrated) Fancy Nancy & the Wedding of the Century written by Jane O’Connor & illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser: “Not only does Nancy help out the bride in this wonderful story, she also gets to attend a fabulous party reception! Fans of Fancy Nancy and weddings alike will laugh along with Nancy as she discovers how truly special even the simplest wedding can be.” (April 2014)

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Children’s Book Week Poster Unveiled

childrensbookweekThe Children’s Book Council and Every Child a Reader released the official 2014 Children’s Book Week poster.

Illustrator Robin Preiss Glasser created the poster which celebrates the 95th annual event for young readers. Glasser won the Children’s Choice Illustrator of the Year Award last year for Fancy Nancy and the Mermaid Ballet. Glasser has drawn the covers of many classic children’s books including: EloiseGoodnight MoonThe TwitsThe Purple Crayon,Call of the Wild, and Charlotte’s Web.

Every year, the Children’s Book Council tasks a talented children’s book illustrator to create an official Children’s Book Week poster. Past participants have included: Brian Selznick, Ian Falconer, Jon J Muth, Maurice Sendak, Ezra Jack Keats, Richard Scarry, Ellen Raskin, Laurent deBrunhoff, Tomie dePaola, Rosemary Wells, Garth Williams, Marc Brown, and Jerry Pinkney.

The organization will release 175,000 copies of the poster nationwide. Educators can request posters online. We’ve embedded the entire poster after the jump. Read more

Children’s Choice Book Awards Finalists Unveiled

The 2011 finalists for the Children’s Choice Book Awards have been revealed. Kids can vote from March 14th to April 29th, and the winners will be announced live at the Children’s Choice Book Awards gala in May. Individual title nominees have been divided into four groups classified by different school grades.

In the Author of the Year category, teen fiction writers dominate. The nominees include Suzanne Collins for Mockingjay, Stephenie Meyer for The Second Short Life of Bree Tanner, Rick Riordan for The Lost Hero, Jeff Kinney for Diary of a Wimpy Kid: The Ugly Truth, and Cassandra Clare for Clockwork Angel.

Children of all grades are encouraged to vote for the Illustrator of the Year award. Those nominated for in this category include Loren Long for President Barack Obama‘s Of Thee I Sing: A Letter to My Daughters, David Wiesner for Art & Max, Mo Willems for Knuffle Bunny Free: An Unexpected Diversion, Robin Preiss Glasser for Fancy Nancy and the Fabulous Fashion Boutique, and Nancy Tillman for Wherever You Are: My Love Will Find You. Who do you want to win?

Lisa Gallagher Hired as Agent at Sanford. J. Greenburger Associates

img_index1.jpgFormer William Morrow publisher Lisa Gallagher has joined Sanford. J. Greenburger Associates as a literary agent, months after the publisher lost her job in a massive restructuring at HarperCollins.

In 2000, Gallagher moved from London to help found the U.S. offices of Bloomsbury Publishing. Founded in 1932, the SJGA agency represents a number of authors, including Dan Brown, Nelson DeMille, and Robin Preiss Glasser.

Here’s more from Heidi Lange, vice-president of the agency: “Gallagher is that rare publishing professional whose talents include a strong editorial insight, marketing expertise, and keen business sense. She has a reputation for being extremely pro-author, working closly with writers on all aspects of a book’s publication, and yet she never loses sight of the realities of the marketplace.”