Press Release Fun:
This morning, Penguin Young Readers Group launches Penguin Storytime and YA Central,
two online video series featuring some of today’s leading children’s book authors and illustrators.
Penguin Storytime brings picture books and early readers alive for young readers, featuring:
entertaining author interviews
book trailers (including a HILARIOUS Skippyjon Jones webisode!)
a read-aloud segment with Liz Shanks, a former librarian and wife of David Shanks (Penguin’s CEO)
The first two episodes star Jon Scieszka and Judy Schachner
YA Central is the go-to destination for trends in teen literature, featuring:
intimate conversations with award-winning young adult authors
book websites and trailers
candid discussions with teens about the books and young adult issues
The first three episodes star Laurie Halse Anderson, John Green, and Lauren Myracle
ALL episode pages host links to supplementary enjoyable, educational content for that author’s books and
interviews are conducted by our very own Assistant Manager of Educational Marketing, Kim Lauber!
Check out the Screening Room at www.penguin.com/thepublishersoffice
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About Betsy Bird
Betsy Bird is currently the Collection Development Manager of the Evanston Public Library system and a former Materials Specialist for New York Public Library. She has served on Newbery, written for Horn Book, and has done other lovely little things that she'd love to tell you about but that she's sure you'd find more interesting to hear of in person. Her opinions are her own and do not reflect those of EPL, SLJ, or any of the other acronyms you might be able to name. Follow her on Twitter: @fuseeight.
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