Friday, May 27, 2011

#ArmChairBEA: BUZZ Panels - Tweens & Teens

Thanks to the great BEA coverage from Publisher's Weekly...

BEA 2011: A BEA First: A Middle-Grade Buzz Panel 

There’s a kind of inferiority complex at work in the middle-grade market, which is sometimes perceived as receiving less attention and respect than its YA older sibling (which, in turn, has its own self-esteem issues when compared to the adult publishing world). But while the first-ever Middle-Grade Editors Buzz Panel at BEA wasn’t an SRO affair as were the YA and adult panels, it was still quite full. And more importantly, the five editors on stage confirmed what most devotees already know: middle-grade fiction can have all the action, wonder, and power as books published for older readers.

Moderator Lisa Von Drasek, librarian at New York’s Bank Street College of Education
Books: The Unwanteds by Lisa McMann; Wildwood by Colin Meloy, illustrated by Carson Ellis; Icefall by Matthew J. Kirby; The Apothecary by Maile Meloy, illustrated by Ian Schoenherr; and The Dragon’s Tooth by N.D. Wilson.


BEA 2011: YA Buzz Panel Rocks Javits 

As five editors talked up their favorite YA fall releases to a packed room of about 200 people during Tuesday afternoon’s YA Editor’s Buzz panel at BEA, a few things became clear: these books are what happens when editors want titles that reflect elements of Twilight, The Hunger Games and Harry Potter. This fall, it’s all about multi-layered thrills, chills, adventure, and romance, mixed in with the paranormal. 

Moderator:  Jack Martin of the New York Public Library
Books: Daughter of Smoke & Bone by Laini Taylor (Little, Brown); Au Revoir Crazy European Chick by Joe Schreiber (Houghton Mifflin); Carrier of the Mark by Leigh Fallon (HarperCollins); The Unbecoming of Mara Dyerby Michelle Hodkin (Simon & Schuster); and Down the Mysterly Riverby Bill Willingham (Tor). 


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