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Wednesday, March 2, 2016

BEA Announces BEA Editors' Buzz Program Featuring YA and MG Authors!

BEA is only a couple months away (I'm counting down the weeks)! Today they announced that their BEA EDITORS' BUZZ PROGRAM, which spotlights the industry's next breakout stars. Per their press release, which I've shared below, "this program is credited with finding upcoming crop of bestsellers names finalists for YA and MG categories" (as well as adult). I am so excited to see a name for someone I've had the pleasure of working with, BOOKI!!!! Check out the full press release, and the events happening during BEA, below.
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Norwalk, CT, March 2, 2016:  BookExpo America (BEA) today announces its finalists for the  highly anticipated annual BEA Editors' Buzz program naming the top authors and titles expected to resonate with readers in 2016.  The slate of titles divided into three categories – BEA Adult Editor’s Buzz, BEA Young Adult Editors' Buzz, and BEA Middle Grade Editors' Buzz – cover a wide range of topics this year exploring race, love, family, and more. (see full list of finalists below)
BEA Buzz has a powerful track record of predicting the year’s hottest books, selecting nine titles over the past two years that made it onto the The New York Times Best Sellers list. Previous titles selected by the Buzz Committee and presented at BEA include: We Are Not Ourselves: A Novel, by Matthew Thomas; Station Eleven, by Emily St. John Mandel; Five Days At Memorial, by Sheri Fink; Room, by Emma Donoghue; The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach, Brain on Fire, by Susannah Cahalan; The Maze Runner, by James Dasher;Fangirl, by Rainbow Rowell;, The Duff by Kody Keplinger, and Life of Zarf, Rob Harell.
The selection process was made by three separate committees of booksellers, librarians and other industry professionals. BEA officials note that the intensive selection process, which takes place over a two and a half month period, always involves passionate debate over the finalists. The selection committees are purposely designed to achieve the widest possible consensus. The Buzz panel presentations, which feature book editors discussing the individual selections, will be supplemented with an Author Stage appearance for the chosen authors.
“BEA has had a good track record in selecting upcoming bestsellers and I think that once again this crop of authors is likely to become household names in the coming months,” said Steve Rosato, event director. “We’re happy with these selections and look forward to exploring these works further at BEA.”


Stephanie Garber
Flatiron Books
Publication Date: August 30, 2016
Kerri Maniscalco
JIMMY Patterson
Publication Date: September 20, 2016

Rani Patel In Full Effect
Sonia Patel
Cinco Puntos Press
Publication Date: October 20, 2016

Aaron Starmer
Dutton Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 30, 2016

Thieving Weasels
Billy Taylor
Dial Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: August 23, 2016


Booki Vivat
HarperCollins Children’s Books
Publication Date: September 27, 2016

Gertie’s Leap to Greatness
Kate Beasley
Farrar Straus & Giroux Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: October 4, 2016

The Adventurer's Guide to Successful Escapes
Wade Albert White
Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: September 13, 2016

The Lost Property Office
James R. Hannibal
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publication Date: November 8, 2016

Time Traveling With A Hamster
Ross Welford
Schwartz & Wade Books
Publication Date: October 18, 2016


Wednesday, May 11
BEA Adult Editors’ Buzz
4:15 – 5:30
Room 183

ThursdayMay 12
Uptown Stage – Meet the Adult Buzz Authors
10:00 – 10:45

BEA Young Adult Editors’ Buzz
10:00 – 10:50
Room 184b

Friday, May 13
Uptown Stage – Meet the Young Adult Buzz Authors
10:00 – 10:30

Middle Grade Editors’ Buzz - Editors present books
11:00 – 11:50
Room 184b

Uptown Stage – Meet the Middle Grade Buzz Authors
1:15 – 1:45

5 Lessons In Life From Dr. Seuss

In celebration of Dr. Seuss's 112th birthday, I felt it was fitting to take a moment to honor an author who's books were the first ones I remember being read to me, and the first books I learned to read from. From One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish, to Hop on Pop, Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat & the Hat, and more, Dr. Seuss's books have inspired readers, and creative thinkers for generations. Dr. Seuss is one of the most beloved children's book authors.

More than 650 million copies of his books have been sold worldwide. Some of his books still sit on our bookshelves, and are ones we spent countless hours reading to our children. In honor of his birthday, today we'll be taking the time to read some of our favorite books of his, and donating some of his books to a local women's and children's shelter. In honor of his birthday, Random House Children's Books & Dr. Seuss Enterprises are donating 50,000 new Dr. Seuss books to First Book. Read more about that here

"Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You."

What are some of your favorite Dr. Seuss books?