Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Notables--The Publishers

Week of June 17, 2012—ALSC Notable Children’s Books
Tuesday, June 19, 2012: ALSC Notable Picture Books—The Publishers

As I compiled the list of ALSC Notable Picture Books by publisher, I felt a bit like I was in junior high all over again. Was I just trying to see which publisher was most popular? Of course not. By studying the notable books on the lists of various publishers we can see some of a publisher’s preferences, strengths, and perhaps spot a place where one of our pieces might fit. (Please note that additional research would be needed to determine what a publishers is looking for currently.) You may connect with a picture book and want your books to be in the same publishing family. You may need to be able to eliminate publishers that aren’t interested in what you write. You may discover a publisher or two who are new to you and then you might want to explore them further. So, in alphabetical order, here are the publishers of the ALSC Notable Picture Books.

Atheneum Books for Young Readers
·        All the Water in the World

Beach Lane Books (Simon and Schuster)
·        Stars
·        Ten Little Caterpillars

Blue Apple Books
·        Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow?

Candlewick Press
·        I Want My Hat Back
·        Naamah & the Ark at Night
·        A New Year’s Reunion: A Chinese Story
·        Tell Me the Day Backwards
·        Tia Isa Wants a Car
·        Who Has What? All About Girls’ Bodies and Boys’ Bodies

·        The Cazuela that the Farm Maiden Stirred
·        Over and Under the Snow

Chronicle Books
·        Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

Clarion (Houghton Mifflin)
·        Tales for Very Picky Eaters

Dial Books for Young Readers (Penguin Group)
·        King Jack and the Dragon

Disney/Hyperion Books 
·        Blackout

Farrar Straus Giroux (Macmillian)
·        Dot

Fewel & Friends
·        Harry and Hopper

Greenwillow (Harper Collins)
·        Little White Rabbit

Holiday House
·        See Me Run

Houghton Mifflin
·        Little Treasures: Enchantments from Around the World

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
·        These Hands

Hyperion Books for Children (Disney)
·        I Broke My Tail
·        Should I Share My Ice Cream?

Little, Brown (Hatchett Book Group)
·        Me…Jane

·        Bring on the Birds

Roaring Brook Press (Macmillian)
·        Grandpa Green
·        Prudence Wants a Pet

·        Where’s Walrus?

·        Mouse and Lion

Schwartz & Wade Books (Random House)
·        A Ball for Daisy
·        Chirchir Is Singing 

1 comment:

Christie Wright Wild said...

There are only 3 publishers I hadn't heard of. Thanks for sharing your list.