In the News

Friday, December 19, 2014

The Princess Who Had No Kingdom by Ursula Jones, illustrated by Sarah Gibb, and Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont,  were included on the New York Public Library's list of 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing.

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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Lost in Bermooda by Mike Litwin is on the Chicago Public Library's Best Younger Fiction of 2014. Dust of Eden by Mariko Nagai and Twelve Minutes to Midnight are on the Best Older Fiction of 2014 list.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Jacob's New Dress by Sarah and Ian Hoffman, illustrated by Chris Case, was named one of the 10 Best Indie Picture Books of 2014 from Foreword Reviews.

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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Sugar Hill: Harlem's Historic Neighborhood by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, was named Best History/Non-fiction Book for 2014 from The Huffington Post.

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Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Dust of Eden by Mariko Nagai was named as one of the 25 of the best new middle grade novels from The Christian Science Monitor.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014

There Once Was a Cowpoke Who Swallowed an Ant by Hellen Ketteman is featured in a roundup of books that motivate readers with humor from Reading Today Online.

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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

This Is How I Find Her by Sara Polsky was included in a review in the The Los Angeles Review of Books about parents with mental illness in YA fiction.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Check out this great featured review for Stronger Than You Know from Kirkus Reviews.

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Monday, September 15, 2014

Madame Martine by Sarah S. Brannen was featured in The Huffington Post blog as one of 50 New Picture Books for Fall 2014.

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner is included in Amazon's 100 Children's Books to Read in a Lifetime.

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Being Henry David by Cal Armistead is the winner of the 2014 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People in the category of Grades 7-12.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Lulu series by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont, was included in the 2014 Stellar Series list from The Bulletin of The Center for Children's Books.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont, has been selected as a 2015 Elementary Connecticut Nutmeg Book Award nominee.

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

The Bears Go to School by Kay Winters, illustrated by Katherine Kirkland, has been selected for the 2014 Teacher's Choices reading list from the International Reading Association.

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Friday, April 25, 2014

Baby Parade by Rebecca O'Connell, illustrated by Susie Poole, is on the Best Books for Babies 2014 list.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont, was named to the 2014 Capitol Choices list of Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens.

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Friday, April 4, 2014

The South Asia Book Award has created a lesson plan for The Wooden Sword by Ann Redisch Stampler, illustrated by Carol Liddiment, one of their 2013 Honor Books.

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret has been named to the 2015 Bluestem Book Award Master List, an Illinois children's choice list.

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Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont, was named a 2014 ALSC Notable Children's Book.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

In the Garden with Dr. Carver by Susan Grigsby, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell, was named one of the 50 More Inspiring Children's Books with a Postive Message in The Huffington Post.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Urgency Emergency! Big Bad Wolf by Dosh Archer received the 2013 Cybils Award for Easy Readers.

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Friday, February 21, 2014

Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid was named to the 2015 Magnolia Book Awards Reading List from the Mississippi Children's Museum.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Sugar Hill: Harlem's Historic Neighborhood by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, is listed as one of 10 New Children's and Teen Books for Black History Month from BookPage.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero by Cheryl Harness, illustrated by Carlo Molinari, has been named to the 2014 Amelia Bloomer List.

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Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont, has been named a 2014 Gryphon Honor Book.

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Thursday, January 30, 2014

Picture a Tree, by Barbara Reid, and Mira in the Present Tense, by Sita Brahmachari, have been selected for the 2014 USBBY Outstanding International Books list.

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Twelve Minutes to Midnight by Christopher Edge has received a Starred Review from Booklist.

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Eric Velasquez was named to the 2014-2015 Children's Crown Award list.

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Tuesday, January 14, 2014

The 2013 Cybils Awards finalists have been named and two of our titles made the list: Lulu and the Dog from the Sea by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont (Early Chapter Books) and Urgency Emergency! Big Bad Wolf by Dosh Archer (Easy Readers).

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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Sugar Hill: Harlem's Historic Neighborhood by Carole Boston Weatherford, illustrated by R. Gregory Christie, received a Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews!

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Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid was included in the 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing 2013 from the New York Public Library.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Urgency Emergency! Big Bad Wolf and Urgency Emergency! Itsy Bitsy Spider by Dosh Archer received a Starred Review from The Horn Book Magazine.

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Monday, December 2, 2013

Being Henry David by Cal Armistead was named one of the Best Teen Books of 2013 from Kirkus Reviews.

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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Mira in the Present Tense, by Sita Brahmachari, was reviewed in The New York Times.

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Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Eric Velasquez, has been named to the 2015 Louisiana Readers' Choice Master List for grades 3-5.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Promise Me Something by Sara Kocek earned a Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Pick a Circle, Gather Squares: A Fall Harvest of Shapes by Felicia Sanzari Chernesky, illustrated by Susan Swan, was reviewed on the Chicago Botanic Garden website.

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Monday, July 22, 2013

 

Albert Whitman & Company is ringing in summer with an art contest inspired by Barbara Reid's latest children's book, Picture a Tree. Pin a picture of your child's best tree art for a chance to win two copies of the book -- one for the child, and one for you to share in the classroom or library. To enter:

1.      Follow Albert Whitman & Company on Pinterest (http://pinterest.com/albertwhitmanco/).

2.      Pin a photo of your child’s tree-inspired art.

3.      Include the hashtag #PictureATreeContest in the photo description.

4.      Send an email to online@albertwhitman.com with your name, email address and the URL of your pin.

The most creative and original entry will be selected as the winner.

No purchase necessary. Must be 18 or older to enter. Open to U.S. residents. Contest runs through August 31, 2013. One winning entry will be selected. The winner will be notified by email, and must respond within two weeks to claim prize. Retail value of prize: $33.98 USD.

 

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Two stars from Kirkus Reviews! Two books on our Fall 2013 list have received starred reviews from Kirkus: Urgency Emergency! Itsy Bitsy Spider by Dosh Archer and Super Schnoz and the Gates of Smell by Gary Urey, illustrated by Ethan Long.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

 

First Peas to the Table: How Thomas Jefferson Inspired a School Garden by Susan Grigsby, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell, is the winner of the 2013 Growing Good Kids - Excellence in Children's Literature Award from the American Horticultural Society and the National Junior Master Gardener Program.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

A Beautiful Lie by Irfan Master was chosen as an Honor Book for the 2013 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

 

A Kiss Means I Love You by Kathryn Madeline Allen, photographed by Eric Futran, was selected for the 2013 Texas 2x2 Reading List and has been named as one of the 2013 Baker's Dozen: The Best Children's Books for Family Literacy from The Pennsylvania Center for the Book.

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Wednesday, June 5, 2013

 

Lucky Beans by Becky Birtha, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell, is a 2013 Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award winner.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

 

The New York Times reviewed Baby Parade by Rebecca O'Connell, illustrated by Susie Pool.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera is on the summer reading list for Sasha Obama and all the other seventh-grade students at Sidwell Friends School, according to examiner.com.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Fans of Dig Those Dinosaurs by Lori Haskins Houran, illustrated by Francisca Marquez, will want to check out this guest review on this dinosaur blog.

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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Jennifer Angus In Search of Goliathus Hercules Blog Tour 

Tour Stops

Thursday, May 30

www.thechildrensbookreview.com

Guest post and giveaway

 

Friday, May 31

http://asuen.com/blog/

Q&A and giveaway

 

Saturday, June 1

http://blog.wrappedinfoil.com/

Review

http://blog.growingwithscience.com/

Giveaway

 

Sunday, June 2

http://mybrainonbooks.blogspot.com/

Q&A and giveaway

 

Monday, June 3

http://fourthmusketeer.blogspot.com/

Guest post and giveaway

 

Tuesday, June 4

http://apatchworkofbooks.blogspot.com/

Guest post and giveaway

 

Wednesday, June 5

http://www.themidnightgarden.net/

Guest post and giveaway

 

Thursday, June 6

http://ceceliabedelia.blogspot.com/

Q&A and giveaway

 

Friday, June 7

http://msyinglingreads.blogspot.com

Review of book, giveaway, kick off  to 48-hour Book Challenge

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Friday, May 10, 2013

The Wooden Sword by Ann Redisch Stampler, illustrated by Carol Liddiment, was named a 2013 Honor Book for the South Asia Book Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature.

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

A Kiss Means I Love You by Kathryn Madeline Allen, photographed by Eric Futran, was named one of the Best Books for Babies 2013 from the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

Four Albert Whitman titles were named to the Children's Choices for 2013 list, from the International Reading Association and the Children's Book Council: Miss Fox's Class Gets It Wrong by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Anne Kennedy; Senorita Gordita by Helen Ketteman, illustrated by Will Terry; Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Eric Velasquez; and Pip and the Wood Witch Curse: A Spindlewood Tale (Book 1) by Chris Mould.

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Monday, April 29, 2013

The Last Free Cat by Jon Blake has been selected for the 2013 IRA Young Adults' Choices reading list.

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Friday, April 12, 2013

The Wooden Sword by Ann Redisch Stampler, illustrated by Carol Liddiment, received a 2013 Storytelling World Award from Storytelling World Magazine.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

For Women's History Month, The New York Times reviewed Mary Walker Wears the Pants: The True Story of the Doctor, Reformer, and Civil War Hero by Cheryl Harness, illustrated by Carlo Molinari.

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Monday, April 1, 2013

The Boston Globe reviewed Being Henry David by Cal Armistead.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Lulu books have arrived in the United States and Canada with a blast! Thanks to five starred reviews and a number of best book lists — including ALSC’s Notable Children’s Books – Lulu and the Duck in the Park has captured the hearts of kids everywhere. Lulu and the Dog from the Sea is now available here as well. Author Hilary McKay is touring North America via her office at home in England. Please join her travels as she answers questions and muses on a variety of topics from eyeglasses to beaches.

For more dates, blog addresses, and more: http://albertwhitman.wordpress.com/2013/03/20/hilary-mckay-lulu-blog-tour/

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont, and The Year Comes Round: Haiku Through the Seasons by Sid Farrar, illustrated by Ilse Plume, have been named to the 2013 Notable Children's Book list from the Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC). Congratulations!

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Three titles have been named to the 2013 Amelia Bloomer list: Heart on Fire: Susan B. Anthony Votes for President by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Steve James; Sarah Gives Thanks: How Thanksgiving Became a National Holiday by Mike Allegra, illustrated by David Gardner; and Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Eric Velazquez. Heart on Fire was also named a Top 10 on that list.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont, and A Beautiful Lie by Irfan Master were selected for the 2013 USBBY Outstanding International Book honor list.

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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont, was named to BookLinks Lasting Connections of 2012 list.

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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Lulu and the Dog from the Sea (Book 2) by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont received a Starred Review from School Library Journal.

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Friday, February 15, 2013

Lulu and the Duck in the Park, by Hilary McKay and illustrated by Priscilla Lamont is a 2013 ReadKiddoRead Kiddos Finalist! Vote for Lulu as the Best Beginner Read of 2012.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Being Henry David Blog Tour

Cal Armistead

February 19-March 2, 2013

 

Debut author Cal Armistead is hitting the virtual road for her first blog tour. Her contemporary YA novel Being Henry David (Albert Whitman Teen) has already received great attention in the book review media (a STAR! from Kirkus Reviews) and from many bloggers.

Blog Tour Stops


Tuesday, February 19  
Actin’ Up with Books
Guest Post and Giveaway         

Wednesday, February 20         
The Cozy Reading Corner         
Interview and Giveaway

Thursday, February 21
Bittersweet Enchantment
Guest Post and Giveaway

Friday, February 22
The Modpodge Bookshelf
Guest Post and Giveaway

Saturday, February 23 
The Book Pixie
Interview and Giveaway

Sunday, February 24
The Compulsive Reader
Interview and Giveaway

Monday, February 25
Teen Librarian’s Toolbox
Guest Post

Tuesday, February 26
DJ’s Life in Fiction
Guest Post and Giveaway

Wednesday, February 27
Cracking the Cover
Interview and Giveaway

Thursday, February 28
The Book Babe
Guest Post

Friday, March 1
Mimosa Stimulus Reviews
Interview and Giveaway

Saturday, March 2
A Blog about Nothing
Interview and Giveaway

 
Plus!
 

Miss Page-Turners City of Books
Giveaway (last two weeks of February)

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Friday, January 25, 2013

Picture a Tree by Barbara Reid has earned two stars--one from Booklist and one from Kirkus Reviews!

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The Wooden Sword by Ann Redisch Stampler was named a 2013 Sydney Taylor Honor Book for Older Readers.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Three Albert Whitman titles made the CCBC Choices 2013 list. They are Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay, Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper by Ann Malaspina, and A Beautiful Lie by Irfan Master.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Looking for Common Core Standards? Click these links to find what we have for The Boxcar Children and many of our other titles.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Being Henry David by Cal Armistead received a Starred Review from Kirkus Reviews.

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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, with designs by James Daughtery and a new introduction by Gabor S. Boritt, was featured in an article in Publishers Weekly.

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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Job Posting: Junior Graphic Designer

 

Description

Albert Whitman & Company is seeking a creative, detail-oriented Junior Graphic Designer to provide production and design support to the Art Director for our award-winning children’s books. Learn the ins and outs of book publishing in a fast-paced, collaborative environment. The ideal candidate will have prior office experience and 1 – 3 years of experience in book production is preferred. The Junior Graphic Designer must have strong attention-to-detail skills, be deadline focused, possess fresh creative design ideas, and demonstrate an enthusiasm to learn.

 

Responsibilities

·         Produce book internals and templates

·         Assist with layout and design of catalogs, newsletters, and sellsheets

·         Provide administrative and design support (file, scan, and route materials in-house).

·         Prepare final files for print vendor

·         Assist in the design of author posters and signage for trade shows

·         Convert files for paperbacks, bind-ups, and reformatted content

·         Update files for reprint editions

·         Assist with maintaining department schedules

·         Provide additional support for design tasks as needed

·         Adjust digital artwork as needed

·         Create physical samples or mock-ups as needed

·         Website upkeep and design

·         Other duties as assigned

 

Qualifications

·         Familiarity with designing for print and the web including brochures, publications, and publicity material, animated gifs and web ads

·         Must demonstrate initiative, follow-through, and be able to work under and meet deadlines

·         Excellent organizational, written, and verbal communication skills

·         Independent and a team player with initiative, willingness to learn and take on responsibilities

·         Candidates MUST be proficient in a Mac environment using CS4–5.5 InDesign, Photoshop, Illustrator and MS Office.

·         Must be capable of handling all types of media files  (Dreamweaver, Flash, QuickTime, After Effects are an added bonus)

·         Knowledge of ebook production a plus

·         Coursework in Graphic Design, Typography, Visual Communication

 

 

About us

Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing children’s books since 1919. We are best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children® Mysteries. Our highly praised picture books, novels, and nonfiction titles succeed in delighting and reaching out to children and teens of all backgrounds and experiences. We are also known for our special interest titles that address subjects such as disease, bullying, and emotions. All of our Albert Whitman books treat readers in a caring and respectful manner, helping them to grow intellectually and emotionally.  Albert Whitman & Company publishes approximately seventy new titles per year and publishes a backlist of approximately eight hundred titles.


Please send resume, a PDF of design samples (or a link to your design portfolio) if available, and salary requirements to hr@albertwhitman.com.

 

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Monday, November 19, 2012

The 2012 Children's Agriculture Book of the Year, from the Nebraska Farm Bureau Federation, is First Peas to the Table by Susan Grigsby, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Read more about the 70th anniversary of The Boxcar Children and the prequel, The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm by Patricia MacLachlan, in an article in School Library Journal.

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Monday, August 6, 2012

Three stars for Lulu and the Duck in the Park by Hilary McKay, illustrated by Priscilla Lamont! Kirkus Reviews, The Horn Book Magazine, and Publishers Weekly have all given starred reviews to this new series.

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Monday, July 9, 2012

Job posting:

Albert Whitman & Company is seeking an experienced children’s book acquisitions Editor. The Editor will have responsibility for content acquisition, list development, author and project management, developmental editing, and some copyediting. The Editor must have strong attention to detail skills, knowledge of the children’s book marketplace, and the ability to work independently as well as within a group environment.

 

Responsibilities

Manage projects from acquisitions through the bookmaking process, including but not limited to:

·         Acquire content and manage author/agent relationships

·         Develop and edit manuscripts for children’s books ranging in age levels from board book to young adult

·         Manage editorial process to ensure deadlines, budget, and quality expectations are met

·         Seek opportunities to improve and expand processes and department goals

·         Negotiate publishing deals with authors and agents

·         Research competitive titles and determine project positioning

·         Work closely with other departments to maximize profitability

·         Administrative duties including copyright application and manuscript styling

 

Requirements

·         Bachelor's degree or higher in English, literature, or journalism

·         Minimum 5 years editing experience in children’s books

·         Experience in copyediting and strong knowledge of the Chicago Manual of Style

·         Excellent attention to detail, quality, process, and organization

·         Ability to identify potential problems and resolve them before they become actual problems

·         Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously

·         Exceptional oral and written communication skills

·         Strong knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel; Knowledge of InDesign a plus

·         Capable of learning new processes and technologies quickly

·         Able to travel to work-related events and meetings (2 or 3 times a year)

 

About us

Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing children’s books since 1919. We are best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children® Mysteries. Our highly praised picture books, novels, and nonfiction titles succeed in delighting and reaching out to children and teens of all backgrounds and experiences. We are also known for our special interest titles that address subjects such as disease, bullying, and emotions. All of our Albert Whitman books treat readers in a caring and respectful manner, helping them to grow intellectually and emotionally.  Albert Whitman & Company publishes approximately seventy new titles per year and publishes a backlist of approximately eight hundred titles.

Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to hr@albertwhitman.com.

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Thursday, July 5, 2012

Doodleday by Ross Collins and Squirrel's New Year's Resolution by Pat Miller, illustrated by Kathi Ember, have been selected to be on the 2013 Washington Children's Choice Picture Book Award list of nominees.

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Friday, June 1, 2012

For Immediate Release

Contact: Michelle F. Bayuk

847-232-2811

mbayuk@albertwhitman.com

 

New Animated Series for the Boxcar Children

Albert Whitman & Company (Park Ridge, IL) announced today that a direct-to-video animated series of The Boxcar Children® is set to release in Spring 2013.

 

Maureen Gorman, executive producer of the series and veteran casting agent from Castaway, Inc. is excited about the project, “The Boxcar Children was my favorite book as a child. Given the continuing popularity of the books, it’s a natural choice to bring it to the screen. I am pleased and very proud to help make that a reality.”

 

Ms. Gorman has engaged Hammerhead Productions to develop the series. Hammerhead are the creators of numerous animated series featuring iconic characters such as Scooby Doo and Garfield, as well as the special effects producers for many major motion pictures including The Hunger Games and Eclipse.

 

To promote both this new animated series and the release of the new prequel The Boxcar Children® Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow Farm by Newbery Medal-winner Patricia MacLachlan (Albert Whitman, September 2012), Albert Whitman & Company and Hammerhead Productions will sponsor a nation-wide contest to pick a child to voice a small part in the animated series. Details on the contest will be announced on The Boxcar Children® Facebook page during Summer 2012.

 

In other media news, Oasis Audio, already the audio publisher of numerous titles in The Boxcar Children® Mysteries, will publish the remaining titles in the 130 book series in 2012 and 2013. The first three books in the series are available from Random House Audio.

 

Open Road Integrated Media released all 130 The Boxcar Children® Mysteries in eBook during 2011 and 2012. They will release the eBook edition of the prequel in September 2012.

 

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About Albert Whitman & Company

Albert Whitman & Company (www.albertwhitman.com) has been publishing children’s books since 1919. Best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children® Mysteries, its highly praised picture books, novels, and nonfiction titles succeed in delighting and reaching out to children and teens of all backgrounds and experiences. Albert Whitman’s special interest titles address subjects such as disease, bullying, and disabilities. All Albert Whitman books treat their readers in a caring and respectful manner, helping them to grow intellectually and emotionally.

 

About Hammerhead Productions LLC

Hammerhead Productions (www.hammerhead.com) is a premier digital effects and animation studio founded in 1994. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Hammerhead has offices in Seoul, Jakarta, China, Mexico and Colombia with a new studio set to open in Brazil in 2013. Hammerhead is dedicated to the production of high quality, photo-real visual effects for major motion pictures and the creation of animated content based on important branded characters and iconic stories from around the world. The company has produced work on over 100 major motion pictures including their work on Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus” for 20th Century Fox and “Gangster Squad” for Warner Bros. The company has produced seven independent animated features through its Animation Picture Company division, including the just completed “Outback” starring Rob Schneider, Tim Curry, Alan Cumming, Bret McKenzie and Yvonne Strahovski. Past work includes films for Cartoon Network, Nickelodeon, Warner Bros., Activision, Mattel, Fox, Sony and The Weinstein Company.

 

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Friday, May 18, 2012

Kelly Barrales-Saylor to Join Albert Whitman & Company

Albert Whitman & Company announced today that Kelly Barrales-Saylor will join the company as Editorial Director effective May 21, 2012. Barrales-Saylor comes to Whitman from Sourcebooks, Inc. where she was integral to the launch and success of both Sourcebooks Jabberwocky and Sourcebooks Fire. She will lead the editorial team and direct the editorial vision of this 93-year-old publishing company.

Barrales-Saylor is looking forward to her new role. “Joining such an amazing team is a dream come true. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to publish books that empower children and make a difference in their lives.”

“We’re excited to bring Kelly’s energy and experience into the Albert Whitman family. Her input and leadership will help us to continue our long history of creating great books,” says company President John Quattrocchi.

Kelly Barrales-Saylor will attend BEA in June on behalf of Albert Whitman & Company.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera is a 2011 Distinguished Book of the Association of Children's Librarians of Northern California.

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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Three of our titles have been named to the 2012 IRA-CBC Children's Choices list: Rapunzel by Sarah Gibb, Desk Stories by Kevin O'Malley, and A Funeral in the Bathroom and Other School Bathroom Poems by Kalli Dakos, illustrated by Mark Beech.

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Book 1) by Jacqueline Jules, illustrated by Miguel Benitez, has been named to the 2013 Oregon Battle of the Books list.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off by Jacqueline Jules, illustrated by Miguel Benitez, has been named to the 2013 Oregon State Beverly Cleary Reader's Choice Award master list.

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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Boy from the Dragon Palace by Margaret Read MacDonald, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa, and Paul Bunyan vs. Hals Halson: The Giant Lumberjack Challenge! by Teresa Bateman, illustrated by C.B. Canga, have both been named 2012 Storytelling World Award winners in the Stories for Young Listeners category.

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Friday, March 9, 2012

The New York Times has reviewed Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera.

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

The staff at CNN.com posted some of their favorite children's books and The Boxcar Children series by Gertrude Chandler Warner made the list!

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Friday, February 17, 2012

Back to School Tortoise by Lucy M. George, illustrated by Merel Eyckerman and The Goodbye Cancer Garden by Janna Matthies, illustrated by Kristi Valiant are on the CCBC Choices list for 2012.

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Thursday, February 2, 2012

Alice Coachman's hometown newspaper, The Albany Herald, announced publication of our new title, Touch the Sky: Alice Coachman, Olympic High Jumper by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Eric Velasquez.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Two of our titles have been designated A Chicago Public Library Best of the Best Book for 2012. Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera was named to the Fiction for Teens list. Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Zooms to the Rescue (Book 3) by Jacqueline Jules, illustrated by Miguel Benitez was named to the Fiction for Younger Readers list. Additionally, Miss Fox's Class Shapes Up by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Anne Kennedy, was named to the Fit to Read: Books to Inspire Healthy Living list.

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Friday, January 27, 2012

The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler has been named to the 2013 Louisiana Young Readers' Choice Award Master List.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera was named a 2012 Best Fiction for Young Adults from YALSA.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Albert Whitman & Company Spring 2012 Librarian Preview on A Fuse #8 Production.

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Thursday, January 26, 2012

Some Albert Whitman Spring 2012 titles (and one Fall 2012) were mentioned on Shelf Awareness: Winter Institute 7: Indie Press Spotlight.

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Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Wagons Ho! by Joan Holub and George Hallowell, illustrated by Lynne Avril, has been selected a 2011 Book Links Lasting Connection.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

The Boy from the Dragon Palace by Margaret Read MacDonald, illustrated by Sachiko Yoshikawa, and Rapunzel by Sarah Gibb are on the 2011 New York Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing list.

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Friday, January 6, 2012

The Truth about Truman School by Dori Butler is on the 2012-2013 Iowa Teen Award master list.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

This Tree Counts! by Alison Formento, illustrated by Sarah Snow is a nominee for the 2013 Grand Canyon Reader Award.

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Thursday, January 5, 2012

Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Book 1) by Jacqueline Jules, illustrated by Miguel Benitez was named at Honor Book of the 2011 Maryland Blue Crab Young Readers Award in the Transitional Fiction category.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Guantanamo Boy by Anna Perera has been selected a 2011 Booklist Editors Choice.

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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Climbing Lincoln's Steps by Suzanne Slade, illustrated by Colin Bootman is a winner of The 2011 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People (Grades Pre-K - 3).  This Tree Counts! by Alison Formento, illustrated by Sarah Snow, and Bullying and Me: Schoolyard Stories by Ouisie Shapiro, photographs by Stephen Vote, were named Honor Books for 2011.

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Librarian on the Roof by M.G. King, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin and Lucky Beans by Becky Birtha, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell have been named as nominees on the 2012-2013 Show Me Readers Award Nominee List (Missouri Association of School Librarians)

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Friday, December 16, 2011

Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Book 1) by Jacqueline Jules, illustrated by Miguel Benitez is included in Great Early Elementary Reads from the ALSC 2011-2012 School Age Programs and Services Committee.

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Monday, November 7, 2011

Flicka, Ricka Dicka Celebrate the Holidays at the Swedish American Museum in the Andersonville neighborhood of Chicago. Join us on Saturday, November 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Crafts, stories, snacks, and games! [5211 N. Clark St. | Chicago, IL 60640 | Tel: 773.728.8111]


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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Poisoned House by Michael Ford was reviewed by The Wall Street Journal.

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Tuesday, August 2, 2011

In the Garden with Dr. Carver by Susan Grigsby, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell was selected as a 2011 Growing Good Kids - Excellence in Children's Literature Award winner from the American Horticultural Society and the National Junior Master Gardener Program.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

 

Abby Levine to Retire

After 28 Years with Albert Whitman & Company

 

After 28 years of editorial service to Albert Whitman & Company, Abby Levine will retire effective June 17. 

 

After a brief career editing for Oxford University Press and other academic publishers, Levine joined the company in 1983.

 

Albert Whitman & Company President John Quattrocchi said of Levine, “Abby has edited some of the company’s most successful books and has been instrumental in the development of our new board book line and our relationship with the PJ Library. We wish her well, and she will be missed.”

 

Among the bestselling titles edited by Levine are Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio by Peg Kehret; The Seven Chinese Sisters by Kathy Tucker, illustrated by Grace Lin; the Mr. Tanen series by Maryann Cocca-Leffler; and the Miss Fox series by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Anne Kennedy.

 

Levine also successfully coached and nurtured many of Albert Whitman & Company’s best-selling authors and illustrators, including Peg Kehret, Eileen Spinelli, Grace Lin, Kathy Tucker, Maryann Cocca-Leffler, Linda Glaser, Colin Bootman, Joan Holub, Catherine Stier, Nadine Bernard Westcott, Margaret Read MacDonald, Anne Kennedy, Lynn Munsinger, Cornelia Maude Spelman, Kathy Parkinson, Rebecca O’Connell, Dori Hillestad Butler, Teresa Bateman, and Jackie Urbanovic.

 

A prolific author, she has written twelve picture books, among them Ollie Knows Everything and You Push, I Ride. Levine will continue to work on select projects for the company.

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Monday, May 16, 2011

THOMAS ALLEN & SON LIMITED TO DISTRIBUTE

ALBERT WHITMAN & COMPANY IN CANADA

MARKHAM, May 16 – Thomas Allen & Son Limited is pleased to announce that they have been chosen as the Canadian distributor for Albert Whitman & Company. Founded in 1919, Albert Whitman celebrates over 90 years of independent children’s book publishing. An award-winning publisher, Albert Whitman is best known for its classic series, The Boxcar Children® Mysteries, which has over 150 titles and more than 50 million copies in print. Albert Whitman & Company are headquartered in Park Ridge, Illinois.

Under this contract, which is effective immediately, Thomas Allen & Son will become the exclusive Canadian distributor for Albert Whitman & Company, which was previously distributed by Fitzhenry & Whiteside. Thomas Allen & Son Limited will accept all returns of Albert Whitman & Company titles.

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Friday, April 29, 2011

The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy
Wins Edgar® Award
for Best Juvenile Mystery Book

Author Dori Hillestad Butler Accepts Award at Gala in New York City

Albert Whitman & Company congratulates author Dori Hillestad Butler on receiving the 2011 Edgar® Award for Best Juvenile Mystery Book for The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy (Albert Whitman & Company, 2010).

“I’ve been a mystery fan since I was a child,” remarked Ms. Butler after the awards were announced. “Winning an Edgar has always been a dream of mine.”

John Quattrocchi, President of Albert Whitman & Company stated, “This is an incredible honor. We are proud to publish The Buddy Files and especially proud of Dori. Her books have graced our list for many years, and we look forward to a continued close collaboration with Dori in the future.”

The Edgar® Awards were presented at the 65th Gala Banquet, April 28, 2011 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel, New York City. The awards are presented by the Mystery Writers of America and honor the best in mystery fiction, non-fiction and television published or produced in 2010.

Full Press Release

Mystery Writers of America Press Release

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

 
May 12, 2011
www.doodledayusa.org


For Immediate Release
Contact: Michelle F. Bayuk, Albert Whitman & Company
mbayuk@albertwhitman.com
847-232-2811

Four Children’s Book Publishers Unite to
Celebrate National Doodle Day May 12, 2011

Daniel Pinkwater, Eric Carle and Mo Willems Among Children’s Book Creators Donating Doodles to Celebrity eBay Auction

Doodle Day Events in Chicago, IL, Salt Lake City, UT, and Sausalito, CA

 
Albert Whitman & Company (Chicago), Chronicle Books (San Francisco), Gibbs Smith Publishers (Salt Lake City), and Running Press (Philadelphia) have joined forces to promote the celebration of National Doodle Day. The first year for publisher participation, National Doodle Day is a major fundraiser for the NF Network, the national non-profit network serving families and individuals affected by Neurofibromatosis.

This annual event is headlined by an eBay auction of specially created doodles by celebrities from the worlds of sports, entertainment, politics, and more. For this year’s auction, each participating publisher contacted several major children’s book authors and illustrators, asking them to contribute doodles.

Daniel Pinkwater, Annie Barrows, Tom Lichtenheld, Calef Brown, Peter Reynolds, Eric Carle, Jon Scieszka, Mo Willems, and Lydia Bastianich all agreed to create unique doodles for the auction. Doodles can be viewed at doodledayusa.org until the launch of the eBay auction on May 12.

Publishers will be hosting public Doodle Day Events in Chicago, Salt Lake City, and Sausalito. Events will include storytime, doodling and other art activities for kids and families. Representatives from NF Network will speak about neurofibromatosis and the importance of Doodle Day for awareness and fundraising.

Other publisher outreach on behalf of National Doodle Day, NF Network, and the auction include cooperative advertising, local and national publicity, social media outreach, and selected retail promotions.

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Doodle Day Events

Chicago, IL
Thursday, May 12, 11:00am – 1:00pm
Story Time and Doodling
Thomas Hughes Children's Library
Chicago Public Library Harold Washington Library Center
400 South State Street, Chicago, IL 60605
Sponsored by Albert Whitman & Company

Salt Lake City, UT
Thursday, May 12, 12:00n – 4:00pm
Discovery Gateway Children’s Museum
444 West 100 South, Salt Lake City, UT 84101
Sponsored by Gibbs Smith Publishers

Sausalito, CA
Thursday, May 12, 9:00am – 4:00pm
All Day Doodle Day activities including both indoor and outdoor large-scale doodling
11:00am: Story Time and Collaborative Doodling with Author/Illustrator Michael Slack (Monkey Truck)
Bay Area Discovery Museum
557 McReynolds Rd., Fort Baker, Sausalito, CA 94965-2614
Sponsored by Chronicle Books

About NF Network
As part of NF Awareness Month, celebrity doodles are available for auction on eBay during May. These doodles have a very important aim: the funds they raise will benefit NF, Inc., an organization dedicated to providing support to individuals and families affected by Neurofibromatosis (NF). Neurofibromatosis is a genetic disorder that affects one in every 2,500 births. NF is more common than Cystic Fibrosis, Muscular Dystrophy and Huntington’s Disease combined. Funds raised from the Doodle Day auction will go to support education, advocacy, coalitions, and research for treatments and a cure. To learn more about NF, please visit www.nfnetwork.org. For more information about National Doodle Day, email doodleday@nfnetwork.org

Albert Whitman & Company
Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing children’s books since 1919. Best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children® Mysteries, its highly praised picture books, novels, and nonfiction titles succeed in delighting children and reaching out to children of all backgrounds and experiences. Albert Whitman’s special interest and issue titles address subjects such as disease, social issues, and disabilities. All Albert Whitman books treat their readers in a caring and respectful manner, helping them to grow intellectually and emotionally.

About Chronicle Books
One of the most admired and respected publishing companies in the U.S., Chronicle Books was founded in 1967 and over the years has developed a reputation for award-winning, innovative books. Recognized as one of the 50 best small companies to work for in the U.S. (and the only independent publisher to receive this award), the company continues to challenge conventional publishing wisdom, setting trends in both subject and format, maintaining a list that includes illustrated titles in design, art, architecture, photography, food, lifestyle and pop culture, as well as much-admired books for children and ancillary products through its gift division. Chronicle Books’ objective is to create and distribute exceptional publishing that’s instantly recognizable for its spirit, creativity, and value. For more information about Chronicle Books, visit www.chroniclekids.com.

About Gibbs Smith Publishers
Gibbs Smith publishes high-end quality products from the finest authors.If you're not familiar with Gibbs Smith, Publisher titles, think smart. Think stylish. Think sophisticated. Think original. This not only describes the company's focus on design and architecture books, but also encompasses every category the trade division publishes in, which includes business, cooking, western, holiday, children's, and sports.

About Running Press
Running Press has been providing consumers with an innovative list of quality books and book-related kits since 1972 under four imprints: Running Press, Running Press Miniature Editions™, Running Press Kids, and Running Press Teens. Running Press is a member of The Perseus Books Group, an independent company committed to enabling independent publishers to reach their potential whether those publishers are Perseus-owned, joint ventures or owned by third parties. Member publishing programs include Avalon Travel, Basic Books, Basic Civitas, Da Capo Press, Da Capo Lifelong Books, Running Press, Seal Press, Vanguard Press and Westview Press, as well as partnerships with The Daily Beast, The Nation Institute, PublicAffairs and The Weinstein Company. Through Consortium, Perseus Distribution and Publishers Group West, the Perseus Books Group is the leading provider of sales, marketing, distribution, and digital services to independent publishers.

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Friday, March 25, 2011

The Boxcar Children Mysteries are in the Top 10 Kid's Book Series We Miss at Time Magazine!

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Monday, March 21, 2011

Author of Newbery-winner Sarah, Plain and Tall

to Write Boxcar Children Prequel

 

On Tuesday, March 15, Albert Whitman & Company announced that Newbery-winning author Patricia MacLachlan will write the prequel to The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner. To be published in September 2012, the prequel brings together two powerhouse brands of children’s literature. The book will be published simultaneously as an e-book by Open Road Integrated Media. The announcement was made at the Gertrude Chandler Warner Boxcar Children Museum in Putnam, Connecticut.

 

Excited to be writing the prequel to The Boxcar Children, MacLachlan is particularly interested in the children themselves. “Henry, Jessie, Violet, and Benny are kind to one another and embody the true sense of family. They are resourceful and positive. I find them both true children and true heroes at the same time. It occurs to me that perhaps their parents were the same. I’m looking forward to exploring that idea and more.”

 

Patricia MacLachlan, the author of over 20 books for children, won the Newbery Medal for her book Sarah, Plain and Tall.

 

The Boxcar Children, an award-winning series with over 150 titles and more than 50 million copies in print, has been continuously in print since the publication of the first book in 1942. Albert Whitman will celebrate the 70th anniversary of this beloved series in 2012.

 

Albert Whitman & Company President John Quattrocchi notes, “Young readers have long wondered how the Boxcar Children came to be orphans. We are pleased and honored that an author of Patricia MacLachlan’s talent and understanding of children will reveal the answer to the world.”

 

Making the announcement for Albert Whitman & Company was Senior Editor Wendy McClure. Rubin Pfeffer (East-West Literary Agency), MacLachlan’s agent, was also on hand. Representing the museum at the announcement were Fred Hedenberg (Founder and Curator), Patricia Hedenberg (Founding Boxcar Committee Member), and Barbara Scalise (Director). Also present were Bill Pearsall (President, Aspinock Historical Society), Sandra Ames (former grade school student of Gertrude Chandler Warner), and Julia Duquette (former student of Gertrude Chandler Warner and a relative of Warner).

 

About Albert Whitman & Company

Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing children’s books since 1919. Best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children® Mysteries, its highly praised picture books, novels, and nonfiction titles for ages two through twelve succeed in delighting children and reaching out to children of all backgrounds and experiences. Albert Whitman’s special interest and issue titles address subjects such as disease, social issues, and disabilities. Many books deal in a caring and respectful manner with the challenging situations and learning experiences encountered by children, helping them to grow intellectually and emotionally.

 

About the Gertrude Chandler Warner Boxcar Children Museum

The Gertrude Chandler Warner Boxcar Children Museum pays tribute to the life-long achievements of Putnam (CT) native Gertrude Chandler Warner by collecting and presenting to the public objects and information relating to her life, interests and contributions to society in a unique and appropriate boxcar setting. The museum is housed in a vintage 1920's New Haven Railroad boxcar. The museum was created and is operated by Aspinock Historical Society, Putnam, CT.

 

About Open Road Integrated Media

Open Road Integrated Media LLC is a digital content company cofounded by Jane Friedman and Jeffrey Sharp that publishes and markets ebooks by creating connections between authors and their audiences. The company’s ebooks offer a 360-degree world of existing and originally produced premium content that is marketed through a new proprietary online platform. Open Road’s Author Brand Program focuses on extensive backlist catalogues, while its Publishing Partner Program is based on co-marketing of ebooks with originating publishers. In addition, Open Road publishes new titles that are “born digital” in the company’s E-riginals Program.

 

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Monday, March 21, 2011

The Washington Library Media Association has named Duck for Turkey Day by Jacqueline Jules, illustrated by Kathryn Mitter as a nominee to the 2012 Washington State Children's Choice Book Awards.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Author Dori Hillestad Butler appeared on Fox & Friends (Fox News Channel) to discuss her book My Mom's Having a Baby, recently challenged by a parent/babysitter in Texas.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Freddie Ramos Takes Off (Zapato Power #1) by Jacqueline Jules, illustrated by Miguel Benitez has won the 2010 Cybils Award for Short Chapter Book!

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Friday, February 11, 2011

The Boxcar Children Collectors Edition is a 2011-2012 Children's Crown Gallery Nominee.

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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy by Dori Hillestad Butler has been nominated for an Edgar Award!

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Zapato Power: Freddie Ramos Takes Off by Jacqueline Jules, illustrated by Miguel Benitez is a Cybils Finalist. Congratulations!

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Monday, January 3, 2011

Author Ouisie Shapiro and photographer Steven Vote discuss Bullying and Me: Schoolyard Stories in a podcast for Circle of Respect, a program of the National Crime Prevention Council.

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Monday, December 27, 2010

Lucky Beans by Becky Birtha, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell has been named a 2010 Notable Children's Book by Smithsonian Magazine.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Why Do Elephants Need the Sun? by Robert E. Wells has been named a Top 10 Sci-Tech Book for Youth by Booklist Magazine.

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Friday, December 10, 2010

Lucky Beans by Becky Birtha, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell, has been named to the New York Public Library's 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing list for 2010.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Last week, company president John Quattrocchi travelled to Sharjah (United Arab Emirites) to accept the first Award for the Best English Language Children’s Book exhibited at the Sharjah International Book Fair for How Many Donkeys?: An Arabic Counting Tale by Margaret Read MacDonald and Nadia Jameel Taibah, illustrated by Carol Liddiment. You can read more about the experience on our blog: Boxcars, Books & A Blog.

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Monday, October 18, 2010

The Buddy Files: The Case of the Lost Boy (Book 1) by Dori Hillestad Butler has been named to the 2011-2012 Texas Bluebonnet Master List.  Congratulations!

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Thursday, October 14, 2010

OPEN ROAD AND ALBERT WHITMAN & COMPANY TO PUBLISH
THE BELOVED AND CLASSIC CHILDREN’S SERIES
THE BOXCAR CHILDREN® MYSTERIES AS EBOOKS

More Than 150 Titles Will Be Released: the First 19 for Holiday 2010
with the Entire Series Complete by the End of 2011

Enriched Ebooks Will Also Be Available Featuring Premium Material
to Bring Children Closer to the Books
and Serve as Valuable Educational Tools for Teachers and Librarians

(October 14, 2010) Open Road Integrated Media and Albert Whitman & Company jointly announced today that they will be publishing all titles from Whitman’s beloved children’s series The Boxcar Children® Mysteries as ebooks, with the first nineteen made available for Christmas 2010. Created by Gertrude Chandler Warner who wrote the first nineteen books, The Boxcar Children® Mysteries is one of the best-loved children’s book series of all time with more than 150 titles written and more than 50 million copies sold. The digital publishing of The Boxcar Children® Graphic Novels is also planned for early 2011. The announcement was made by Jane Friedman, CEO and Cofounder of Open Road Integrated Media, and John Quattrocchi, President of Albert Whitman & Company.

Open Road will digitize, distribute and market the titles published by Albert Whitman & Company. Together, they will work to bring the stories behind the books to life by collaborating with Chandler’s family to curate archival material about the books, the stories, and her life. The material will be distributed through Open Road’s online platform, syndicated to online content partners, and included in new illustrated enriched biographies about Chandler’s life. This enriched content will serve as unique supplementary material for teachers, librarians, and students.

The Boxcar Children® Mysteries, published by Albert Whitman & Company, is Open Road’s first acquisition in the children’s marketplace. Open Road recently named Barbara Marcus, former President, Scholastic Children’s Book Publishing and Distribution, and Executive Vice President, Scholastic Inc., as an adviser for children’s publishing.

Friedman said: “Albert Whitman & Company’s The Boxcar Children® Mysteries are the perfect books for the digital reading experience. With our commitment to digital marketing and the creation of new and appropriate enriched material, we will be able to reach out to the audiences who have loved the series and attract new readers who will arrive via the digital route. We look forward to partnering with Albert Whitman & Company on this timeless series and are excited to work with them on additional projects in the future.”

John Quattrocchi, President of Albert Whitman & Company, stated: “Albert Whitman has been searching for potential partners who share our strategic vision in developing, distributing, and marketing digital media. We are delighted to have formed a strategic partnership with Open Road and look forward to a successful future.”

About Open Road Integrated Media

Open Road Integrated Media LLC is a digital content company cofounded by Jane Friedman and Jeffrey Sharp that publishes and markets ebooks by creating connections between authors and their audiences. The company’s ebooks offer a 360-degree world of existing and originally produced premium content that is marketed through a new proprietary online platform.

Open Road’s Author Brand Program focuses on extensive backlist catalogues, while its Publishing Partner Program is based on co-marketing of ebooks with originating publishers. In addition, Open Road publishes new titles that are “born digital” in the company’s E-riginals Program.

About Albert Whitman & Company

Albert Whitman & Company has been publishing children’s books since 1919. Best known for the classic series The Boxcar Children® Mysteries, its highly-praised picture books, novels, and nonfiction titles for ages two through twelve succeed in delighting children and reaching out to children of all backgrounds and experiences.

Albert Whitman’s special interest and issue titles address subjects such as disease, social issues, and disabilities. Many books deal in a caring and respectful manner with the challenging situations and learning experiences encountered by children, helping them to grow intellectually and emotionally.

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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Alison Formento, author of This Tree Counts! (illustrated by Sarah Snow) is featured in the current issue of American Forests Magazine.

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Sunday, August 15, 2010

As mentioned in the New York Times Book Review, Newbery-honor winner Grace Lin's new books was inspired by our very own Flicka, Dicka, Ricka series by Maj Lindman.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Librarian on the Roof! A True Story by M.G. King, illustrated by Stephen Gilpin, will represent Texas at the 2011 National Book Festival on September 25 in Washington, D.C.

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Thursday, August 5, 2010

Finding Lincoln by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Colin Bootman has won the 2010 Paterson Prize for Books for Young People in the category of Grades PreK-3.

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Thursday, May 20, 2010

THE THREE LITTLE GATORS by Helen Ketteman and illustrated by Will Terry has been named a Wanda Gag Honor Book!

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Thursday, May 13, 2010

Josalyn Moran to Join Albert Whitman & Company

Albert Whitman & Company announced today that Josalyn Moran will join the company as Vice President, Publishing effective May 24, 2010. Moran, who has been Children’s Publishing Director of Chronicle Books as well as Vice President of Children’s Books at Barnes & Noble, Associate Publisher at North-South Books, and has held other key positions at Golden Books and Scholastic, will lead the editorial team and direct the editorial vision of this 90-year-old publishing company.

“As a child, as a parent, and as a retailer, Gertrude Chandler Warner’s storytelling has always inspired me. I look forward to continuing my long relationship with the Boxcar Children and to growing the Albert Whitman list of high-quality books for kids as we move towards our 100th anniversary.”

“We’re looking forward to Josalyn joining the leadership team and contributing to the strategy and vision of the company,” says company President John Quattrocchi.

Moran, who is relocating to the Chicago area, will attend BEA in May on behalf of Albert Whitman & Company.

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Thursday, March 4, 2010

Finding Lincoln by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Colin Bootman, has been named a 2010 Honor Book for the Horace Mann Upstanders Book Award.


Four Albert Whitman & Company titles have been named to the IRA-CBC Children's Choices list for 2010!


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Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Miss Fox's Class Goes Green by Eileen Spinelli, illustrated by Anne Kennedy, wins a Green Earth Book Award!

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Three Albert Whitman & Company titles have been named 2010 Notable Social Studies Trades Books by the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) and the Children's Book Council (CBC):

A complete annotated book list will be available from both organizations in June 2010.

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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Fox Walked Alone by Barbara Reid has been named a Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Younger Readers by the Association of Jewish Libraries.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Finding Lincoln by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Colin Bootman, featured on Boston Fox-affliate morning news as part of NAPPA coverage (can be seen at opening and then mentioned at minute 3:33)
http://www.myfoxboston.com/dpp/morning/top-products-for-families

Author Jacqueline Jules on the Schoolwide Blog --
http://www.schoolwidefundamentals.com/post/2009/10/26/How-can-celebrating-Thanksgiving-in-class-benefit-ELL-students.aspxwww.schoolwidefundamentals.com

Finding Lincoln by Ann Malaspina, illustrated by Colin Bootman is a NAPPA Gold winner and top pick!
http://www.parenthood.com/nappa/books09_6up.phpwww.parenthood.com

Author Shannon Riggs speaks and images from her book Not in Room 204 appear in video about Liberty House, a non-profit center helping child abuse victims in Oregon, from CCTV.
http://www.cctvsalem.org/nonprofit/liberty-house.phpCCTV - Capital Community Television

Albert Whitman & Company Spring 2010 Librarian Preview on A Fuse #8 Production:
http://www.schoollibraryjournal.com/blog/1790000379/post/740049874.html

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Monday, October 5, 2009

 

The Boxcar Children is one of ten children's books that inspire wanderlust at Frill Seeker Diary:
http://www.frillseekerdiary.com/?p=1880
“I’ve wanted to see the world since I first ran out into my backyard as a young child, was promptly yelled at by my mom, and locked back inside. Though I credit a certain amount of curiosity, I also believe my love of reading had a great deal to do with it. Books can take you anywhere you wanna go, for a short time, but when the pages closed, I longed to be in the lands for-real and forever. Below you can find a few of my childhood favorites, that gave me a sense of adventure, and made me question life outside of my bedroom. I hope they give your kids a new outlook on life, too.”

Dinosaur Starts School by Pamela Duncan Edwards, illustrated by Deborah Allwright, is featured in "Super School-Year Starters" in the Back-to-School issue of Learning Magazine.

The Terrible Secrets of the Tell-All Club by Catherine Stier is reviewed in the August 2009 issue of Instructor Magazine.

Illustrator Anne Kennedy (Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class by Eileen Spinelli) is featured in the Delaware (OH) Gazette: http://www.delgazette.com/local.asp?ID=1761&Story=3
“As Anne Vittur Kennedy added some touches to the latest book she is working on, light poured in through the window in her upstairs Lewis Center studio, illuminating the shelves around her, where copies of each book she has illustrated over the years are stored. A recent review from Booklist, a magazine published by the American Library Association, called Kennedy’s artwork ‘exuberant watercolor pictures.’”

The Boxcar Children is on a list of Top Children's Books on NPR:
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=111776666
“As summer vacations draw to a close and school-age children begin the mad scramble to fulfill their summer reading obligations, author Lesley M. M. Blume recommends a few timeless books that may not be on the required book lists.”

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