Thursday, April 08, 2010

The Scholastic Fall 2010 Librarian Preview Webcast

On Monday, Scholastic did a very cool and, I think, generally unprecedented thing: We broadcast our Fall 2010 librarian preview across the web, with five editors discussing most of our terrific autumn titles. You can watch the preview (hosted by our intrepid School & Library Marketing Director, John Mason) here:

Scholastic Librarian Preview

The Arthur A. Levine Books portion begins around 15:00, and features Mad at Mommy, the next picture book from New York Times Ten Best Illustrated honoree Komako Sakai; Welcome to My Neighborhood: A Barrio ABC, written by Pulitzer nominee Quiara Alegria Hudes, with illustrations from Shino Arihara; The Memory Bank, by National Book Award honoree Carolyn Coman, illustrated by Rob Shepperson; Plain Kate by the very unplain Erin Bow; StarCrossed, the kickass second novel from the Morris Award-winning Elizabeth C. Bunce; The Miracle Stealer, a terrific religious suspense novel by Neil Connelly; and the uber-fun Bobby the Brave (Sometimes), by Lisa Yee and Dan Santat. I edited or co-edited Mad at Mommy, StarCrossed, The Miracle Stealer, and Bobby, so you can expect to hear quite a bit more about them in the months ahead. Hope you enjoy the show!

10 comments:

  1. Oh WOW, after hearing him talk about Plain Kate, it's a MUST READ!

    Thanks for the cool link to that video, it was really neat to see all the trends, new books, etc. :)

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  2. Thank you for this! LOVED it.

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  3. Thank you! Very cool. I have a 9YO who looks up book release dates and marks them on the calendar, so I think I'll have to show him this, too...

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  4. Okay, just coming back to say THANK YOU to you people at Scholastic for picking your jobs and bringing some of my current and future favorite books to life! I think that if you could somehow package and export Arthur Levine's enthusiasm for books to every kid, you'd make a reader out of everyone. Very fun to watch!

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  5. I watched the preview and am impressed by all the excellent books coming out this fall. Keep up the good work! :o)

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  6. David Shannon featured prominetly but the picture book editor didn't mention any new books by Shannon, did I miss something? Most of the talk was about the illustrators for the other book.

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