Saturday, March 10, 2018

Chronicle Books 2016-2017

We covered Chronicle Books, an independent publisher located in San Francisco, back in July of 2015 (find the post here), but decided to revisit them again this year. Their children's division publishes about 90 titles per year and they do accept unsolicited manuscripts. Read "So, You've Written a Children's Book...Now What?" to learn more about their submissions process.

Getting to know Chronicle Books:

Victoria Rock - Editor-at-Large

Melissa Manlove - Senior Editor
Design Discussion

Naomi Kirsten - Senior Editor
A Conversation with Anders Arhoj

Ariel Richardson - Editor
Tips for Young Writers

Taylor Norman - Editor

Zaneta Jung - Assistant Editor

Kristine Brogno - Art Director

Books We Had on Hand (*indicates books we read):

Mine (2017); written and illustrated by Jeff Mack

*This is Not a Valentine (2017); written by Carter Higgins; illustrated by Lucy Ruth Cummins

*Betty's Burgled Bakery: An Alliteration Adventure (2017); written and illustrated by Travis Nichols

*Nothing Rhymes With Orange (2017); written and illustrated by Adam Rex

*Balderdash!: John Newbery and the Boisterous Birth of Children's Books (2017); written by Michelle Markel; illustrated by Nancy Carpenter

This Is How We Do It: One Day in the Lives of Seven Kids from Around the World (2017); written and illustrated by Matt Lamothe; edited by Ariel Richardson

Herbert's First Halloween (2017); written by Cynthia Rylant; illustrated by Steven Henry

Her Right Foot (2017); written by Dave Eggers; illustrated by Shawn Harris; edited by Taylor Norman

*You and Me, Me and You (2017), written and illustrated by Miguel Tanco

*A Funny Thing Happened at the Museum (2017); written by Davide Cali; illustrated by Benjamin Chaud

Over and Under the Pond (2017); written by Kate Messner; illustrated by Christopher Silas Neal

*Pete with No Pants (2017); written and illustrated by Rowboat Watkins

*Love is (2017); written by Diane Adams; illustrated by Claire Keane

Give Me Back My Book! (2017); written and illustrated by Travis Foster and Ethan Long

*Tell Me a Tattoo Story (2016); written by Alison McGhee; illustrated by Eliza Wheeler

*How to be a Hero (2016); written by Florence Parry Heide; illustrated by Chuck Groenink

*Bunny Slopes (2016); written and illustrated by Claudia Rueda; edited by Ariel Richardson

*President Squid (2016); written by Aaron Reynolds; illustrated by Sara Varon

A Beetle is Shy (2016); written by Dianna Hutts Aston; illustrated by Sylvia Long

*Things To Do (2016); written by Elaine Magliaro; illustrated by Catia Chien

*The Quickest Kid in Clarksville (2016); written by Pat Zietlow Miller; illustrated by Frank Morrison

Are We There Yet? (2016); written by Nina Laden; illustrated by Adam McCauley

*The Wish Tree (2016); written by Kyo Maclear; illustrated by Chris Turnham

Because of an Acorn (2016); written by Lola M. Schaefer and Adam Schaefer; illustrated by Frann Preston-Gannon

*D is for Dress-Up: The ABC's of What We Wear (2016); written and illustrated by Maria Carluccio

Follow the Moon Home: A Tale of One Idea, Twenty Kids, and a Hundred Seat Turtles (2016); written by Phillippe Cousteau and Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by Meilo So