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About Susan McConnell
Susan McConnell is the Director of Children’s Sales & Marketing at Publishers Group West in Berkeley, CA. Children’s books are her passion but she enjoys reading and talking about “grown-up” books too – especially at the American Library Association conferences. She started her publishing sales & marketing career over twenty years ago(!) at Random House where selling THE CAT IN THE HAT was a dream come true for her.

Susan still has her thirty-five cent Scholastic Book Club edition of PIPPI LONGSTOCKING faced out on her office bookshelf. The pages are yellowed but it’s the first chapter book she ever read cover-to-cover and remains one of her favorites - along with A WRINKLE IN TIME and BRIGHTY OF THE GRAND CANYON.

A California native, Susan grew up roaming the aisles of the Oakland Public Library, Montclair Branch, and the Berkeley main Library with her Grandmother.

Recent posts:

PGW Kids and Legato at ALA Annual in Orlando!

PGW Kids and Legato will be at ALA Annual in Orlando, FL this week! We would love to see you at our booths 2212 and 2213. Check out the author signings that we will have during the conference: Friday, June … Continue reading

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INTO THE RIVER Featured in Publishers Weekly

Into the River (Polis Books,9781943818198, Trade Cloth $17.99) by Ted Dawe makes its North American debut this week, and the chilling YA novel (and the controversy preceding it) has been featured in Publishers Weekly! “The Margaret Mahy Award-winning novel follows the … Continue reading

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Bad Girls of Fashion Gets a Kirkus Star!

Bad Girls of Fashion: Style Rebels from Cleopatra to Lady Gaga has received its first glowing starred review. Kirkus calls it a “probing look at influential women in fashion history,” and notes that “richly detailed and engagingly written, Croll’s captivating … Continue reading

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New Releases from Otter-Barry Books

Otter-Barry Books, the independent publishing group headed by Janetta Otter-Barry (formerly of Frances Lincoln), has released some exciting new books this season! I Will Not Wear Pink Plunkett the pig is passionately against wearing pink, but finds himself in a … Continue reading

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GO WEST! New Mexico’s National Book Festival Selection for 2016

Go West!, Joel Nakamura’s award-winning children’s book about the American West, has been chosen as New Mexico’s representative book for the National Book Festival in Washington, D.C.! This selection was made by the New Mexico State Library Staff, and in … Continue reading

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In a Village By the Sea Wins Northern California Book Award

The 35th annual Northern California Book Awards took place on Sunday, May 15 at Koret Auditorium at the San Francisco Library, and celebrated and recognized Northern Californian authors and their best books of 2015. Among the honored was In a … Continue reading

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PGW Kids at BEA 2016!

PGW Kids is at BEA Chicago this week! Come by Booth #2365 and check out all the great books on our frontlist and backlist, and visit the rest of the great booths in our aisle. BEA Chicago McCormick Place Convention … Continue reading

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Mighty Media = Midwest Book Award Finalists!

Three Mighty Media titles have been selected as finalists for the 2015 Midwest Book Awards! If an Elephant Went to School by Ellen Fischer, illustrated by Laura Wood, and Monster Needs Your Vote by Paul Czajak, illustrated by Wendy Grieb, … Continue reading

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What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur? Q&A in Kirkus!

Julie Danielson (Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast) has done a Kirkus Q&A with What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur? co-author Emma Dryden. What Does It Mean to Be an Entrepreneur? is the sixth book in the What Does … Continue reading

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Mom, Dad, Our Books and Me in The New York Times

Danielle Marcotte and Josée Bisaillon‘s beautiful book about books, Mom, Dad, Our Books, and Me, has received a great review in the April 10th issue of The New York Times! Gorgeous and sophisticated, this book doesn’t just preach about the … Continue reading

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