Millbrook’s New STEM-themed K-3 Photo Books: Author Interview, Part 1

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

In early March 2018, I posted an open call for STEM-themed K-3 manuscripts. The response was tremendous–I received approximately 300 submissions. The manuscripts came from authors who have published many books and authors looking to publish their first book. They came from writers with advanced degrees in various scientific disciplines and from writers without such degrees but with a great deal of curiosity and strong research skills. Many of the manuscripts were good–it was no easy task reviewing them all and finding the best of the best. Read More

Librarian Prep List for May

by Lara Neel, Trade Marketing Manager

April showers bring May flowers, so maybe you want some spring-time books for your displays or featured reads. Also, the 14th annual Endangered Species Day is May 17, 2019, so let’s start with some recommendations for that! Read More

Blending Nonfiction and Fiction: 4 Recent Picture Books

fiction and nonfiction books

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

Once upon a time, I learned that there were two types of books–fiction and nonfiction. Fiction was imaginary, and nonfiction was true. And then I became a children’s book editor and occasionally found myself working on some very fiction-y nonfiction. Or is it nonfiction-y fiction? Read More