Thank You to All Who Attended PP’s Children’s Publishing Conference

In What's the Buzz by Hannah Johnson

The Publishing Perspectives team would like to say “THANK YOU” everyone who attended our first conference in New York City, “What Makes a Children’s Book Great?”. Our speakers shared their insight about children’s books, storytelling and publishing to a sold-out crowd of over 200 publishing professionals, agents, librarians and authors. The event was a great success because of everyone who attended. We hope to see everyone back at another PP event in the future.

We’d also like to say thank you to Scholastic Inc. for hosting the event, to our media partners School Library Journal and The Horn Book.

You can read the tweets from the conference under the hashtag #PPKids, or our post-conference piece, What Makes a Children’s Book Great? We Have Some Answers, by PP’s children’s books editor, Dennis Abrams.

Browse some pictures from the conference below or see more in our online album here.

Erica Rand Silverman, Rosemary Stimola, Ken Wright and moderator Peggy Intrator

Scholastic CEO Dick Robinson speaks about what makes a children's book great

Kevin O'Connor, Jacob Lewis and Paula K. Allen on digital publishing

Roger Sutton, Pamela Paul, David Levithan and moderator Jennifer Brown

Moderator Dennis Abrams with authors Beth Kephart, Raina Telgemeier, Peter Brown and John Rocco

About the Author

Hannah Johnson


Hannah Johnson is the publisher of international book industry magazine Publishing Perspectives, which provides daily information and news about book markets around the world. In addition to building partnerships with international cultural and trade organizations, she works with the Frankfurt Book Fair to organize and support a number of its overseas initiatives. Hannah has also worked as the managing editor for an online media company, The Hooch Life, focused on craft distillers and cocktail experts. Prior to that, she worked as a project manager for the Frankfurt Book Fair’s New York office, managing various business and marketing activities.