March 24, 2018

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Behind the Scenes: SLJ in Conversation with Top Children’s Book Editors (Spring 2017)


Presented by: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers; Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group; Penguin Young Readers; Random House Children’s Books; and School Library Journal

Event Date & Time: Thursday, March 9th, 2017, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM ET / 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM PT

Join Shelley Diaz, School Library Journal’s reviews manager, for a rich conversation with four editors and publishing insiders, Jennifer Brown of Alfred A. Knopf, Jean Feiwel of Macmillan, Deirdre Jones of Little, Brown Books, and Namrata Tripathi of Dial Books.

They’ll discuss finding great new talent, cultivating relationships with authors and illustrators, and how they feel about award season buzz. Each editor will also offer a special sneak peek at several upcoming titles.


  • Jennifer Brown – V-P and publishing director, Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers
  • Jean Feiwel – Senior Vice President and Publisher, Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group
  • Deirdre Jones – Editor, Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Namrata Tripathi – Associate Publisher & Editorial Director, Dial Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers


  • Shelley Diaz – SLJ Reviews Manager, SLJTeen Editor

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  1. Unfortunately, I missed the webinar featuring children’s book editors today. I have attempted to access the link on “ON24” without any luck. Please let me know if there is a way to view this webinar another way. Thanks