Open Call for K-3 Nonfiction Submissions

K-3 nonfiction submissions

By Carol Hinz, Editorial Director of Millbrook Press and Carolrhoda Books

UPDATE AUGUST 16, 2018: The submissions window for this open call is now closed. Thank you to all those who submitted manuscripts. Responses have been sent to all submissions dated April 23, 2018 or earlier. Approximately 130 manuscripts were submitted between that date and the end of the open call; responses to those will be sent by the end of August 2018. Thank you for your patience!

One of my favorite things about children is their sense of wonder. My own kids regularly ask me questions about things I take for granted (“Why does it get dark at night?”) and prompt me to think about familiar things in new ways (“My cheese looks like Minnesota!”) Read More

Coding Resources for School Librarians (and a Call for Authors!)

coding resources for school librarians

By Product Planning Director Jenny Krueger

When you think of school libraries, what are the first words that come to mind? Books? Reading? Research? How about coding?

School librarians are educating a generation of students to be tech-savvy digital citizens. My son, for example, knows what an algorithm is. He knows how to use a Raspberry Pi, and he takes a coding class two days per week. He is seven years old. It’s a brave new world, and school librarians are building it. Read More

Open Call: Work-for-Hire Authors [High Interest/Low Reading Level]

Darby Creek call for submission high interest low reading level

By Amy Fitzgerald, Editor 

“Everyone has that struggle subject in school,” says Darby Creek editor Mandi Janikowski.

“For me, it was math. I didn’t get it, didn’t care about it, didn’t want to learn more about it. So while reading has never been a problem for me, I can imagine how struggling and reluctant readers must feel when it’s time to pick out a book in school. That’s what makes working with the Darby Creek imprint one of my favorite things about my job.”

I feel the same way. The main goal of Darby Creek is to create books that appeal to struggling and reluctant readers, giving them an enjoyable reading experience that encourages them to pick up another book.

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