Posted by: Kathy Temean | November 6, 2017

Kudos – Annie Silvestro – Jerry Spinelli – Shannon Hitchcock

I get free copies of ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY delivered to my house and I was going to throw it out without looking inside, but I had a couple free minutes last week, so I opened it up and found the ad below. There looking up at me was Annie Silverstro’s new book MICE SKATING on the top left corner of the bookshelf. You may remember we did a book giveaway last month. I’ve been running around showing everyone I know and now I am sharing it with all of you. Very exciting to see her book doing so well. I hope someday, your book will be there too and surprise me like this did. I asked Annie how this happened. She thought her publisher, Sterling, sent them copies of their books. They liked Mice Skating and chose to include it in their roundup. Congratulations Annie!

Mrs. Read For Fun puts up a video to discuss Jerry Spinelli’s Maniac Magee. Mrs. Read For Fun’s goal is to create lifelong readers by introducing them to books they will love. Here is her Website: Maybe you should let her know about your book.

COVER REVEAL: Here is a glimpse of Shannon Hitchcock’s next middle grade book ONE TRUE WAY – Coming out in late February. I’m sure we’ll have a book giveaway for this in the new year.

 Published by Scholastic:

“Hitchcock deftly weaves her narrative through history to gently bring important past events to light. Excellently written, the novel’s characters avoid stereotyping and are well-developed, and Hitchcock perfectly captures Sarah Beth’s voice as she wrestles with big questions. The somber themes of race relations and personal guilt are handled sensitively and with a good dose of flour, courtesy of Sarah Beth’s grandmother, and hope for racial healing is offered. A heartening and important offering for younger readers.” — Booklist, starred review


Rachel Horowitz has joined The Bent Agency as a literary agent, specializing in children’s and commercial adult fiction. Most recently, she was children’s literary scout at Maria Campbell Associates.

Kristine Puopolo has been promoted to executive editor at Doubleday, and Margo Shickmanter has been promoted to associate editor.

At Little, Brown, Carina Guiterman has been promoted to editor.

Adrienne Procaccini has been promoted to senior editor at 47 North and Skyscape.

John Sloan, senior executive editor at Zondervan, will retire on December 15 after a 34-year editorial career.

At Maria B. Campbell Associates, Rebecca Kuss has joined as co-director of the children’s scouting department. Previously she was a YA reviewer for Booklist. Sarah Kelleher has been promoted to co-director of the department.

Talk tomorrow,



  1. Thank you so much, Kathy! Your support means the world to me! xoxo


  2. are the editor changes adult unless they say “children’s” ?? never sure… 😉


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