December 31, 2012

Looking Forward While Looking Back

Written by Susan Marston

Some of our 2013 books!

I love the annual December everywhere-you-look focus on the events, people, and “best of” the prior twelve months. While we’ve been enjoying the lively blog discussions about 2012’s most award-worthy children’s (Heavy Medal, Calling Caldecott) and YA (Someday My Printz Will Come) books and eagerly reading all the industry end-of-year best-book lists, our primary focus has been on 2013. We’re not quite to up to December yet, but we’re putting the finishing touches on our spring list and have made some selections for September and beyond!

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Susan Marston

Susan Marston

Susan Marston is our Editorial Director in New York. Susan has been selecting books for Junior Library Guild for a few years shy of half her life and even after all this time, finds that the work never grows old. She likens finding the perfect book for each slot on the JLG list to solving a tricky and very satisfying puzzle and enjoys the privilege of reading—and falling in love with—great books long before they capture the public imagination.

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