Wednesday, August 16, 2017

G.P. Putnam's Sons

G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers (A Division of Penguin Young Readers Group) publishes about 50 hardcover trade books each year including "lively, accessible picture books and some of today’s strongest voices in fiction." The 2016 Newbery medal winner "Last Stop on Market Street," written by Matt de la Peña and illustrated by Christian Robinson,  is one of their books. They also publish select nonfiction. Putnam includes the Nancy Paulsen Books imprint. You'll find a list of Nancy Paulsen Books that we read here. Putnam does not accept unsolicited manuscripts.


Getting to know G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers


President & Publisher – Jennifer Besser
On the SCBWI conference blog

VP, Editorial Director – Sally Kim
Job announcement

President & Publisher, Nancy Paulsen Books – Nancy Paulsen
See post on Nancy Paulsen Books

Associate Editorial Director – Susan Kochan
Interview

Executive Editor – Arianne Lewin
Interview
Another interview

Senior Editor – Stacey Barney
Interview

Editor – Stephanie Pitts
Interview
What she's looking for

Associate Editor – Shauna Fay Rossano

Associate Editor – Katherine Perkins
Bio

VP & Art Director: Cecilia Yung
Interview

Books we had on hand (*indicates books we read):


Play with Me! (2017); written and illustrated by Michelle Lee







Sometimes It's Storks (2017); written by L. J. R. Kelly; illustrated by the Brothers Hilts







*The Water Princess (2016); written by Susan Verde; illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds







Little Bitty Friends (2016); written by Elizabeth McPike; illustrated by Patrice Barton







Hensel and Gretel: Ninja Chicks (2016); written by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Rebecca J. Gomez; illustrated by Dan Santat






The Mermaid's Purse (2016); written and illustrated by Patricia Polacco







*The Biggest Smallest Christmas Present (2016); written and illustrated by Harriet Muncaster






The Great Spruce (2016); written by John Duvall; illustrated by Rebecca Gibbon







*The Wrong Side of the Bed (2016); written by Lisa M. Bakos; illustrated by Anna Raff






*The Turnip (2015); written and illustrated by Jan Brett








Putting the Monkeys to Bed (2015); written by Gennifer Choldenko; illustrated by Jack E. Davis







*Finders Keepers (2015); written and illustrated by Keiko Kasza







When the Wind Blows (2015); written by Linda Booth Sweeney; illustrated by Jana Christy






Little Sleepyhead (2015); written by Elizabeth McPike; illustrated by Patrice Barton







Max and Marla (2015); written and illustrated by Alexandra Boiger







*Goldi Rocks and the Three Bears (2014); written by Corey Rosen Schwartz and Beth Coulton; illustrated by Nate Wragg






A Recipe for Bedtime (2014); written by Peter Bently; illustrated by Sarah Massini







The Soccer Fence: A Story of Friendship, Hope, and Apartheid in South Africa (2014); written by Phil Bildner; illustrated by Jesse Joshua Watson





I Wanna Go Home (2014); written by Karen Kaufman Orloff; illustrated by David Catrow





*Little Roja Riding Hood (2014); written by Susan Middleton Elya; illustrated by Susan Guevara







*The Smallest Girl in the Smallest Grade (2014); written by Justin Roberts; illustrated by Christian Robinson







*Firebird: Ballerina Misty Copeland Shows a Young Girl How to Dance Like the Firebird (2014); written by Misty Copeland; illustrated by Christopher Myers





Cat Napped! (2014); written and illustrated by Leeza Hernandez







*Little Burro (2013); written and illustrated by Jim Arnosky







*Knit Your Bit: A World War I Story (2013); written by Deborah Hopkinson; illustrated by Steven Guarnaccia







Blanket and Bear, a Remarkable Pair (2013); written by L. J. R. Kelly; illustrated by Yoko Tanaka













The next post will cover picture books published by Alfred A. Knopf.