Saturday, May 9, 2015

Candlewick Press

This month we focused on picture books published by Candlewick Press. Established in 1991, Candlewick Press is part of the Walker Book Group. Candlewick was first known for picture books, but their offerings have expanded to include board books, novelty books, and middle grade and young adult fiction, as well as nonfiction. Candlewick is located in Sommerville, MA. (source)

Read more about Candlewick Press here.

More information about Candlewick Press can be found in SCBWI's The Book on pages 52 and 93.

Getting to know Candlewick Press:

Karen Lotz - Managing Director, President & Publisher
A Day in the Life...

Elizabeth Bicknell
 - Associate Publisher & Editorial Director

Joan Powers - Group Editorial Director

Mary Lee Donovan
 - Editorial Director

Deborah Noyes Wayshak - Editor-at-Large

Sarah Ketchersid
 - Executive Editor

Kaylan Adair - Editor

Carter Hasegawa - Editor

We had the following books on hand (*indicates books we read and discussed):

*I Feel Five (2014); Written and Illustrated by Bethanie Deeney Murguia

*Grandma’s Gloves (2010); Written by Cecil Castellucci; Illustrated by Julia Denos; Edited by Deborah Wayshak; Seven Impossible Things interview with Julia Denos

*The Circus Ship (2009); Written and Illustrated by Chris Van Dusen; Edited by Joan Powers

Skit-Scat Raggedy Cat: Ella Fitzgerald (2010); Written by Roxane Orgill; Illustrated by Sean Qualls; Edited by Hilary Breed Van Dusen

At our next meeting on June 13, we will focus on picture books published by Beach Lane Books.

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