Posted by: Kathy Temean | November 17, 2021

Book Winners – Kudos and Industry Changes

BOOK WINNERS:

Hannah Roy LaGrone won THE FISHERMEN, THE HORSE, AND THE SEA by Barbara Joosse

Wendy Wahman won THE PIG WAR: How a Porcine Tragedy Taught England and America to Share by Emma Smith

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KUDO’S:

Congratulations to Darlene Beck-Jacobson. NYStateSchools paid Darlene for using a passage from her book #WheelsOfChange on their state tests. Just proves writers never know where their words will end up to influence children.

Here is Darlene and Charlotte Bennardo at the Collingswood Book Festival selling their books.

Below is a fun picture of Robin Newman at the Browning School Book Fair


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INDUSTRY CHANGES:

BOOK ENDS LITERARY:

Ramona Pina has joined as associate agent.
James McGowan has been promoted to literary agent.

SOURCEBOOKS:

CATHERINE ONDER joins in the new role of vice president and publisher of children’s books at Sourcebooks, “charged with helping continue the tremendous growth of their children’s business.” She was most recently svp, publisher at HMH Books and Media.

Onder says in the announcement, “I deeply admire Sourcebooks’ innovative, entrepreneurial, and agile approach to publishing. They’ve achieved an extraordinary amount in children’s books since their inaugural kid’s title in 2005. I’m looking forward to working with the ingenious team and brilliant creators to build off their impressive successes and to take the list to new heights.” Editorial director Todd Stocke notes, “2021 will close as our biggest year ever in our children’s business. That’ll be up 35-plus percent over last year, which was also our largest year ever.”

BLOOMSBURY CHILDREN’S:

Caillie Kellogg has been promoted to editor.

RANDOM HOUSE CHILDREN’S:

Regina Flath has been promoted to associate art director.

FARRAR, STRAUSS/MCD BOOKS:

Jackson Howard has been promoted to editor.

TRANSATLANTIC AGENCY:

Evan Brown has been promoted to Literary Agent.

SIMON & SCHUSTER CHILDREN’S:

Hannan Lambert has been promoted to executive editor at Little Simon.

Alexa Past has been promoted to senior editor at Simon & Schuster Children’s.

Sarah McCabe has been promoted to senior editor at Margaret K McElderry Books.

Lisa Lauria has been promoted to senior editor at Simon Spotlight.

At Atheneum, Julia McCarthy and Alex Borbolla have both been promoted to editor.

At Aladdin, Alyson Heller has been promoted to executive editor and Anna Parsons is now associate editor.

HARPER CHILDREN’S: 

Megan Ilnitzki has been promoted to senior editor.

Stephanie Guerdan has been promoted to associate editor.

Eva Lynch-Comer has been promoted to assistant editor.

Allison Weintraub has been promoted to assistant editor at Quill Tree Books.

KNOPF CHILDREN’S:

Marisa DiNovis has been promoted to editor and Gianna Lakenauth has been promoted to assistant editor.

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Still accepting Books for this year’s Book Extravaganza. Please email kathy(dot)temean(at) Hotmail.com. 1. You will need a book your can send to the winner. 2. Write up your journey with the book. 3. A PDF of the book or 6 .jpgs (at least 500 pixels wide) of the interior art. 4. Your picture (at least 500 pixels wide) and your bio.

Talk tomorrow,

Kathy


Responses

  1. Thanks for the updates, Kathy!

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  2. Thanks for the shout out Kathy! Congratulations to the winners.❤

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