Thursday, March 3, 2011

Publishing News

Publishing announcements from Publishers Weekly...

Four backlist picture books by Paul Galdone will launch HMH Books’ Folk Tale Classics line this month. Due out with a combined 100,000-copy first printing are The Little Red Hen, The Three Bears, The Three Little Pigs, and Three Little Kittens. The new gift editions of these books, which have remained constantly in print in several formats since their original appearances in the 1970s and ’80s, are 8 x 8 paper-over-board volumes featuring new, decorative endpapers and revamped cover designs with gold foil accents.

HarperCollins Children's Books has just announced the publication of a second posthumous collection of original poetry from Shel Silverstein. Every Thing On It will arrive on September 20, 2011 with an announced one-million copy first printing; the collection will include more than 130 previously unseen poems and drawings, selected by Silverstein's family from his archives. Silverstein died in 1999; in 2005 HarperCollins published his Runny Babbit, and in 2008 reissued his 1964 poetry collection Don't Bump the Glump! And Other Fantasies in color.

Guess who’s starring in a picture book this fall. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On. Guess who’s publishing it. Razorbill. Guess what it will be printed on. Paper, presumably. Based on the popular web video by Jenny Slate and Dean Fleischer-Camp, the picture book, Marcel the Shell with Shoes On: Things About Me, will be published on November 1 with a 100,000-copy first printing.

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