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About Elenita Chmilowski
Director of Library Sales for PERSEUS BOOKS GROUP PUBLISHERS, New York, Elenita Chmilowski is on a mission to enhance communications between publishers and librarians. Her 15 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, and developing new titles for Perseus Books, Elenita enjoys blogging about what’s new in the library world for thedailypretzel.com.

A graduate of California State University, Long Beach, Elenita is an active member of the AAP Library Trade Committee and the American Library Association.

Recent posts:

THE REBEL OF RANGOON
THE REBEL OF RANGOON

Library Journal, Starred Review, 6/15: “Schrank’s passionate and moving narrative is written in a poetic style that from the outset elicits genuine emotion. With verve and lyricism the author tells the little-known story of the political upheaval of Burma and … Continue reading

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Behind the Scenes at Mission High School in San Francisco
Behind the Scenes at Mission High School in San Francisco

ABOUT THE BOOK: Mission High shows how the alternative, hyper-local and progressive approach of Mission High School works. In providing context for the success of Mission High, Rizga explores the most contentious issues surrounding education in America. She argues that … Continue reading

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#DioramaChallenge
#DioramaChallenge

The #DioramaChallenge has been issued! To celebrate the launch of MY LIFE IN DIORAMAS, Tara Altebrando has challenged middle grade authors to make dioramas of their latest books. Many have answered, including Leslie Margolis, Anne Ursu, and Rita Williams-Garcia. You … Continue reading

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Library Reads & the Association of American Publishers Welcome you to BookExpo America 2015!

Hear first hand what book publishers are excited about for the forthcoming season, and learn their behind the scenes secrets why! Thursday, May 28 1:45-3:15 pm. AAP Annual Librarians’ Book Buzz—Part I. Jacob K. Javits Center (Room 1E14) Hear the first … Continue reading

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Rich and Fragrant Lebanese Cuisine
Rich and Fragrant Lebanese Cuisine

 ROSE WATER & ORANGE BLOSSOMS  Featured Cookbook The New York Times Food Section Written by Melissa Clark May 27 PRAISE: “A terrific and important book!” –Anthony Bourdain, host of No Reservations “Maureen’s love letter to Lebanese food and the story … Continue reading

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THE TRIUMPH OF SEEDS: How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History
THE TRIUMPH OF SEEDS:  How Grains, Nuts, Kernels, Pulses, and Pips Conquered the Plant Kingdom and Shaped Human History

“Conservation biologist Hanson’s new book showcases an even more approachable style than his 2011 Feathers. Using a personalized viewpoint derived from his backyard lab and dissertation research in Costa Rica with the almendro tree, as well as visits with specialists … Continue reading

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An Enlightening Culinary History
An Enlightening Culinary History

An expansive, illuminating history of one of our most vital yet unsung food animals, Lesser Beasts turns a spotlight on the humble creature that, perhaps more than any other, has been a mainstay of civilization since its very beginnings—whether we … Continue reading

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CONFUCIUS
CONFUCIUS

PRAISE “A great read for anyone interested in Confucius, philosophy, or culture in East Asia.” —Library Journal “Part biography, part history, and part analysis of Chinese current affairs, this remarkable book… traces the lasting influence of Confucianism in China, despite … Continue reading

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THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL – Profiled in People Magazine
THE HAUNTING OF SUNSHINE GIRL – Profiled in People Magazine

Hi, If you missed it here is the fantaic profile  that People Magazine did on Paige and the book called “The Haunting of Sunshine Girl‘s Paige McKenzie Shares the Top 5 Things That Spook Her” Here’s the link: http://www.people.com/article/haunting-of-sunshine-girl-paige-mckenzie-youtube-scary-things?xid=socialflow_twitter_peoplemaghttp:// Sunshine … Continue reading

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Creatures of a Day
Creatures of a Day

Creatures of a Day: And Other Tales of Psychotherapy by Irvin D. Yalom Yalom’s masterful storytelling, Creatures of a Day shows that the process of psychotherapy can create some of the most engrossing human dramas imaginable. Heartfelt, inspiring, and endlessly … Continue reading

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