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About Elenita Chmilowski
Elenita Chmilowski is on a mission to enhance communications between publishers and librarians. Her years of sales and marketing in publishing has earned the respect and friendship of wholesalers, retailers, librarians and publishers around the world.

In addition to developing the “top book list every library should have,” editing a monthly newsletter, providing client support. Elenita enjoys blogging about what’s new in the library world for thedailypretzel.com.

A member of the AAP Library Trade Committee and the American Library Association.

Recent posts:

Exciting News!-The November 2017 Indie Next List Great Reads- #1 Pick: The End We Start From, by Megan Hunter
Exciting News!-The November 2017 Indie Next List Great Reads- #1 Pick: The End We Start From, by Megan Hunter

“As the floodwaters rise on London, a first-time mother takes her newborn son and flees for higher ground, seeking a safe haven from the environmental collapse and the chaos that will follow it. Luminous and sparse, heartbreaking yet hopeful, The End … Continue reading

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Historical – Swedish – Strong Female Characters – Hot Men in Kilts – Equals- Steamy Romance
Historical – Swedish – Strong Female Characters – Hot Men in Kilts – Equals- Steamy Romance

As the eighth of 15 children and the eldest unwed daughter, Delilah Canterbury was sent to court to better herself. Instead, she is dismayed to discover that giving her virtue to King James has not earned her any favors. A … Continue reading

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“The things we fear in life often lead to our greatest adventures.” Coyote Peterson
“The things we fear in life often lead to our greatest adventures.” Coyote Peterson

A kid-friendly tour through the wild world of animals led by adventurer Coyote Peterson whose exploits know no bounds- not just lions tigers and bears but deadly snakes, grabby crabs and anything that walks, runs, slithers, flies or swims. Who … Continue reading

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“Part eulogy, part homage, part love-letter, part madcap scrapbook ….
“Part eulogy, part homage, part love-letter, part madcap scrapbook ….

Eileen Myles’ AFTERGLOW (a dog memoir) is off press and headed to bookstores now.  Helen Macdonald author H Is for Hawk has already weigh in calling the book “A truly astonishing creation” and Library Journal (starred review) raved “A rare … Continue reading

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A Fresh and Unflinching Portrait of African American life
A Fresh and Unflinching Portrait of African American life

A moving tale of love and the consequences of American racial disparity spanning three generations of a New Orleans family “… Sexton delivers a fresh and unflinching portrait of African American life and establishes herself as a new and much-needed … Continue reading

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Hopeful and Uplifting
Hopeful and Uplifting

PAJAMA PRESS –  A poignant and prominent article with My Beautiful Birds by Pajama Press being featured -New York Times, Sunday Art Section … Children’s Authors Take On The Refugee Crisis By ALEXANDRA ALTER AUG. 6, 2017 …….. Suzanne Del … Continue reading

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A Compelling Look at the “Secret World” of the Forest
A Compelling Look at the “Secret World” of the Forest

One of my favorite books this year, it is a little treasure.  Readers across the country agree it has been on the New York Times Bestseller list and is a favorite of the American Booksellers Association across all regions.   “The … Continue reading

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Not Friends
Not Friends

“Many children’s books deal with the occasional conflict between friends, but this is a fresh, lively addition to the pack. From the spotted end pages on, we are up close and personal in Giraffe’s and Bird’s world, which is full … Continue reading

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Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong….
Everything you believe about how to lose weight is wrong….

Weight gain and obesity are driven by hormones—in everyone—and only by understanding the effects of insulin and insulin resistance can we achieve lasting weight loss. “Not only full of insights but also surprisingly funny. Read it to understand why the … Continue reading

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The Authoritative Depiction of a Country Struggling to Make Sense of Itself…
The Authoritative Depiction of a Country Struggling to Make Sense of Itself…

This is a firsthand account of the events that shaped the 2016 presidential election and the cultural forces that divided both parties and powered Donald Trump into the White House. Featuring in-the-field reports as well as deep analysis, Sexton’s book is … Continue reading

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