By Mandi Janikowski, Editor, School/Library Planning & Partnerships
Earlier this month I had the pleasure of attending my first Texas Library Association (TLA) conference in Dallas. What an amazing experience! From wandering the exhibit hall to sitting in on sessions to talking with librarians from all over the state, I learned so much in the three days I was there. It was an excellent reminder of why I wanted to get into the publishing industry in the first place. Read More
By Amy Fitzgerald, Senior Editor
I’ve been in a flurry of middle-grade manuscript acquisitions lately, which means I’ve been reading a lot of middle-grade submissions and buying some of my favorites. You’ll see them hitting shelves in a year or two, after the Carolrhoda book-making process has worked its magic.
Maybe you’re wondering how I decide which manuscripts I want to buy and publish. The answer is always shifting to some extent, but here are some constants that draw me to a story. Read More
A children’s book editor’s take on her new favorite anti-bullying book.
By Domenica Di Piazza, Editorial Director of Twenty-First Century Books
It’s a safe bet that educators know what STEM stands for: science, technology, engineering, and math. Recently, a fifth letter—A—has joined the familiar acronym. It stands for “art and design.” What, you might ask, does art have to do with the other sciences? Read More
by Ashley Kuehl, Editorial Director of Lerner Publications
Last week I had the pleasure of attending my very first National Science Teachers’ Association (NSTA) National Conference in Atlanta, Georgia. Read More