One Writer’s Journey

August 13, 2014

CBC Projects Top Sellers

Childrens Book Council logoIf you want to know which books the Children’s Book Council thinks are going to be top sellers, check out their listing “Hot Off the Press.”  The books on the list have either recently been released or are forthcoming, but they are all books that the CBC predicts will make it big.  The exciting news for me?  My friend Darcy Pattison has a book on the August list.  You’ll find  Kell, The Alien, Book 1 in the Alien, Inc series in the first column.  Woo-hoo!

The complete August list, minus book descriptions, is as follows:

  • About Parrots: A Guide for Children by Cathryn Sill
  • Alfred Ollivant’s Bob, Son of Battle by Alfred Ollivant, in a new version by Lydia Davis
  • Aliens, Inc. Series, Book 1: Kell, The Alien by Darcy Pattison
  • Animal School: What Class Are You? by Michelle Lord
  • Blind by Rachel DeWoskin
  • Call Me Isis by Gretchen Maurer
  • Cast Away on the Letter A: A Philemon Adventure by FRED
  • Dash by Kirby Larson
  • False Future by Dan Krokos
  • Mira’s Diary: Bombs Over London by Marissa Moss
  • National Geographic Little Kids Look and Learn: Things That Go by National Geographic
  • Next Time You See the Moon by Emily Morgan with photographs by Tom Uhlman, NASA, Steven David Johnson, Judd Patterson, and Mooncalendars.com
  • P is for Pirate by Eve Bunting
  • The Phoenix Files: Doomsday by Chris Morphew
  • The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill
  • yolo by Lauren Myracle

This whole thing has me jazzed because . . . well, look at who else is on the list.  Darcy is up there with Kirby Larson, Eve Bunting and Lauren Myracle. There’s a book from National Geographic.

That makes this a solid lesson in “the cream will rise to the top and some of that cream will be from independent presses.”  That’s right.  Darcy’s book is independently published.  Read more about her work here (Part 1 and Part 2).

But until then, let’s celebrate.  Woot!  Woot!

–SueBE

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