Meeting Archive:
Trends and Titles in Children's Books

Meeting Description:
With the insight of experts in children's publishing and public libraries, participants will learn about trends in books for the next crop of readers—children 5 years old and under.

This FREE webinar will focus on books offered for all pre-readers, from board books to concept books, from books that "do something" to picture books.

Learn about publishing and circulating trends in all these areas, along with a look at what's on the horizon to keep parents and children excited and engaged with books.

Date: Thu, Apr 26, 2012
Time: 02:00 PM EDT
Duration: 1 hour
Host(s): Baker & Taylor
 Presenter Information
Diane Mangan
Leading the webinar will be Baker & Taylor's Diane Mangan, Divisional Merchandising Director for Children's, Small Press and Publisher Relations.

Emily Brenner
Emily Brenner is Vice President and Publishing Director of three imprints at HarperCollins Children’s Books; Picture Books, HarperFestival , and I Can Read books.  Notable successes from the three groups include Mercer Mayer’s Little Critter series, Biscuit novelty titles by Alyssa Capucilli and Pat Schories, and coming soon, An Awesome Book by Dallas Clayton. 

JoAnn Jonas

JoAnn Jonas is an MLIS Librarian, with a specialization in Youth Services, including materials selection of all juvenile materials and youth programming. She has worked at The New York Public Library, Central Children’s Room as well as serving as the Director of the Early Childhood Resource and Information Center for NYPL. She is currently working as the Youth Materials Librarian for San Diego County Library.

Sarah Ketchersid
Sarah Ketchersid is an Executive Editor at Candlewick Press where she edits picture books, chapter books, middle grade and YA fiction, as well as select novelty titles. Some of the books she has edited include A Visitor for Bear by Bonny Becker, illustrated by Kady MacDonald Denton; Interrupting Chicken by David Ezra Stein; Library Lion by Michelle Knudsen, illustrated by Kevin Hawkes, and many others.