Recent News and Releases

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

Recent News

  • THE MOON WITHIN by Aida Salazar receives starred reviews from Kirkus, School Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and BookPage.
  • THE BOY WHO GREW A FOREST, written by Sophia Gholz and illustrated by Kayla Harren, receives a starred review from Shelf Awareness.
  • AMERICAN DREAMER by Adriana Herrera receives a starred review from Booklist.
  • CATERPILLAR SUMMER by Gillian McDunn receives starred reviews from Kirkus and Publisher’s Weekly.
  • BUSY BABIES by Amy Schwartz receives a starred review from Kirkus.
  • GRANDMA GATEWOOD HIKES THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL by Jennifer Thermes has been selected as a 2019-20 Pennsylvania Young Reader’s Choice Award for grades 3-6.
  • THE HAPPY BOOK by Andy Rash receives a starred review from Booklist.
    • HURRICANE CHILD by Kheryn Callender wins the STONEWALL BOOK AWARD
  • Ann Dávila Cardinal’s FIVE MIDNIGHTS and Kat Cho’s WICKED FOX have been selected for Publisher’s Lunch YA Book Buzz 2019.
  • THE TURNING by Emily Whitman is a finalist for the Oregon Book Awards.
  • Bianca Xunise is featured in Vogue Magazine as part of their Emerging Artist series. Follow along on Instagram.
  • THE ASTRONAUT WHO PAINTED THE MOON: THE STORY OF ALAN BEAN, written by Dean Robbins and illustrated by Sean Rubin, receives a starred review from Kirkus.
  • WHEN GRANDMA GIVES YOU A LEMON TREE by Jamie L.B. Deenihan receives a starred review from Kirkus.
  • LUNAR NEW YEAR illustrated by Alina Chau receives a starred review from Publishers Weekly.
  • 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.
  • THIS IS KIND OF AN EPIC LOVE STORY by Kheryn Callender is a YALSA 2019 Quick Pick for Reluctant Readers nominee.
  • Indies Introduce Winter/Spring 2019 selections:
    • CATERPILLAR SUMMER by Gillian McDunn
    • OPPOSITE OF ALWAYS by Justin A. Reynolds
  • For information regarding adult mystery submissions, please click here. Sandra Jordan will be the first reader.

Upcoming Releases