Recent News and Releases

Publishing announcements, awards and general information for our authors, illustrators and author/illustrators. Upcoming release and features included.

Recent News

  • School Library Journal’s Best Books of 2018 selections:
    • HURRICANE CHILD by Kheryn Callender
    • ARU SHAH by Roshani Chokshi (published by Rick Riordan Presents)
    • AFTER THE SHOT DROPS by Randy Ribay
    • SEEING INTO TOMORROW, biography and illustrations by Nina Crews
  • New York Public Library’s 2018 Best Book for Kids selections:
    • HIDDEN CITY illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford
    • THE HOUSE IN POPLAR WOOD by Kathryn Ormsbee
    • SEEING INTO TOMORROW, biography and illustrations by Nina Crews
  • New York Public Library’s 2018 Best Book for Teens selection:
    • AFTER THE SHOT DROPS by Randy Ribay
  • Kirkus’ Best Books of 2018 selection:
  • Amazon’s Best Books of 2018 selections:
    • Narwhal and Jelly #3: PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY by Ben Clanton (6-8)
    • INKY’S AMAZING ESCAPE illustrated by Amy Schimler-Safford (nonfiction)
    • THE HOUSE IN POPLAR WOOD by Kathryn Ormsbee (9-12)
    • TRIALS OF APOLLO: THE BURNING MAZE by Rick Riordan (9-12)
    • ARU SHAH AND THE END OF TIME by Roshani Chokshi (Rick Riordan Presents; 9-12)
  • Gallt & Zacker agent Beth Phelan announced as one of six winners of the 2019 CBC Diversity Outstanding Achievement Awards. These awards will be given annually to professionals or organizations in the children’s publishing industry who have made a significant impact on the publishing and marketing of diverse books, diversity in hiring and mentoring, and efforts that create greater awareness with the public about the importance of diverse voices.
  • HURRICANE CHILD by Kheryn Callender is selected by Booklist as one of their Top 10 First Novels for Youth: 2018.
  • THIS IS KIND OF AN EPIC LOVE STORY by Kheryn Callender is a YALSA 2019 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers nominee.
  • THE MOON WITHIN by Aida Salazar receives a starred review from Kirkus.
  • Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of 2018 selections:
  • Indies Introduce Winter/Spring 2019 selections:
    • CATERPILLAR SUMMER by Gillian McDunn
    • OPPOSITE OF ALWAYS by Justin A. Reynolds
  • Amazon’s Best Books of November selections:
  • IT WASN’T ME by Dana Alison Levy receives starred reviews Kirkus and Publishers Weekly.
  • LUCÍA THE LUCHADORA AND THE MILLION MASKS by Cynthia Leonor Garza receives a starred review from Kirkus.
  • LIFE ACCORDING TO OG THE FROG by Betty G. Birney receives a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
  • For information regarding adult mystery submissions, please click here. Sandra Jordan will be the first reader.

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