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What’s the Buzz? New Books in Nonfiction

SPONSORED BY: Scholastic Library, DK Publishing, Capstone and Black Rabbit Books and School Library Journal
EVENT DATE AND TIME: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 3:00 – 4:00 PM ET/12:00 – 1:00 PM PT

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Need helping choosing books this fall? Check out this webcast dedicated to what’s new in nonfiction! Hear John Peters, Series Made Simple contributor and children’s literature consultant, discuss the trends in nonfiction and what the publishers have to say about the future of the genre. Scholastic Library, DK Publishing, Capstone and Black Rabbit Books will share their forthcoming titles to let you know how to stock up your library this spring!


Jim Marshall – Director of Marketing, Scholastic Library Publishing

Jim Marshall is the Director of Marketing for Scholastic Library Publishing. Jim’s been with Scholastic Library Publishing over ten years. He’s been a publishing marketing professional for the last 15 years. He lives in Connecticut with his wife and two children

Allie Singer – Assistant Managing Editor, DK Publishing

Allie Singer loves working for DK Publishing because it gives her the opportunity to contribute to books that inspire, inform, and engage young readers. In her current role as Assistant Managing Editor, Allie works mainly on children’s and licensed product, and dabbles in digital and travel books.

Amy Cox – Marketing Manager, Capstone

Amy Cox, Library Marketing Manager at Capstone. With Capstone for almost five years, Amy enjoys helping librarians find just the right books to support their curriculum and ignite the imaginations of their students.

Jonathan Strickland – President, Black Rabbit Books

With Black Rabbit Books, Jonathan Strickland has created a K-12 publisher built on smart content derived from many sources amassed from a career spanning more than 25 years starting with Random House International (Bantam Doubleday Dell) and continuing through Penguin Putnam, World Almanac Education Group, and The Creative Company. Jonathan’s commitment to creating feature-driven publishing is based upon a personal obsession to find the AHA! moment for each topic—and find the best way to present this to children.

John Peters – reviewer, School Library Journal

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