Fall & Winter Books Preview (Free Booklist Webinar)

Since we can’t travel to our usual conferences, to showcase all of our exciting new books and talented authors we decided to bring our preview to you—virtually!

We recently partnered with Booklist on a free webinar to highlight our new titles publishing this fall and winter, as well as offer a chance to hear directly from the authors about their books.

In this hour long webinar, we share the most anticipated upcoming titles across our imprints, from Disney Hyperion to Marvel Press to Lucasfilm Press. Included in the list are the latest books from Mo Willems, Eoin Colfer, Kwame Mbalia, and Alexandra Bracken, just to name a few of our amazing authors, as well as introductions to several brand new series we can’t wait for you to read.

To make things even more exciting, we asked a few of the authors to join in and share a little bit about what we can expect from their books. There are two panels during the webinar. The first panel features authors who are reimagining Disney stories in brand new ways. This panel is moderated by Julia Smith, Books for Youth senior editor at Booklist, and includes J.J. Gilbert, author of The Mouse Watch, Estelle Laure, author of City of Villains, Alyssa Moon, author of Delphine and the Silver Needle, and Emma Theriault, author of Rebel Rose. The second panel features authors from the Rick Riordan Presents imprint discussing their upcoming books. This panel is moderated by Stephanie Lurie, the editor of Rick Riordan Presents, and features J. C. Cervantes, author of The Shadow Crosser, Sarwat Chadda, author of City of the Plague God, and Kwame Mbalia, author of Tristan Strong Destroys the World.

To watch a recording of the webinar click here.

Disney Publishing Worldwide Book Sharing Permission License for Educators and Librarians

EXTENDED THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 2020!

The below permission license from DPW is limited to our Disney Press imprint and does not include Disney-Hyperion. The copyright for most of our Disney-Hyperion titles live with each author, so please check their website and/or social media posts. Mo Willems has granted permission here, Ryan T. Higgins has granted permission here, and Rick Riordan has granted permission here.

Back in February, DPW sold a number of titles to Hachette Book Group. Please double check the copyright of titles online and then send your requests (if applicable) to Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

We are doing our best to keep up with the large volume of requests so we ask that you not email us to confirm any of the permissions we have listed here. If you do have other questions please send them to childrens.marketing@disney.com.​

With the increase in school closures, and many schools transitioning to remote learning, Disney Publishing Worldwide has received numerous requests from teachers across the country asking for permission to post readings of books online for their students to access. We support the efforts of educators and librarians who wish to provide remote learning at this time. Our permission is limited to Disney Press titles.  If you are not sure which category a book falls into, please reach out to us at the following address: childrens.marketing@disney.com.

We ask that if you read a Disney Press book online for your students that you follow a few short guidelines:

  • Please note at the beginning of the video that you are reading with permission from Disney Publishing Worldwide, and please note the title of the book.
  • Please only post your video through your school’s private platform or through another closed group or platform with limited access for your students only.
  • Please delete your video or disable access by December 31, 2020.
  • Please send an email to childrens.marketing@disney.com with your name, school, city, state, and the title and of the book(s) you read online with a link to your video.
  • By posting a reading, you are agreeing to abide by the above guidelines.
  • These terms are in effect until December 31, 2020.

Please note that other organizations interested in posting videos of your Disney Press title reading will need to contact childrens.marketing@disney.com who will evaluate their request.

Thank you for all you are doing.

Celebrate the Pigeon’s Birthday at ALA 2019

It’s almost time for ALA Annual 2019!

We can’t wait to spend the weekend with you in Washington, DC, celebrating libraries, the ALA Youth Media Awards, including the 50th Anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Awards, and the Pigeon’s 16th BIRD-day. Yes, the Pigeon is finally sixteen. No, we won’t let him drive the bus.

Stop by Booth #1248 on Friday night to celebrate the Pigeon with us, and come by all weekend to pick up copies of new fall titles that we can’t wait to share with you!

We also have an incredible line-up of authors who will be signing books in the booth throughout the weekend. Honestly, if you are contemplating camping out next to the booth, we understand. It’s that good! Check out the full signing schedule below.

And, a special shout-out to Drawn Together, written by Minh Lê and illustrated by Dan Santat, which is the recipient of the APALA Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature in the Picture Book category, and Picture Us in the Light, by Kelly Loy Gilbert, which is a Stonewall Honor Book in Children’s and Young Adult Literature. We are so thrilled with the amazing recognition these books have received from ALA, and we can’t wait to celebrate them with all of you.

We hope to see you there!

ALA signing schedule

If you would like to download a copy of the schedule to print, you can find it here: ALA 2019 Signing Schedule

TLA 2019 is almost here!

We are so excited to be traveling to Austin to see all of you incredible Texas librarians!

We have a great line-up of authors and illustrators attending. Below, please find a list of author signing times, so be sure to mark your schedule and come get a copy of your favorite (or future favorite!) book signed. All signings will take place in the author’s signing area, unless otherwise noted.

We will also be hanging out in booth #2447, so please stop by and pick up galleys and book-related swag. We have some really awesome books coming out this fall that we are so excited to share with you all.

Looking forward to a great week!

If you would like to download a copy of the schedule to print, you can find it here: TLA 2019 Signing Schedule

Are you ready for NCTE 2018?

We are so excited to see all of you in Houston next week!

Please come visit us at our Disney Book Group booth (#412) to get books signed by our amazing authors, pick up galleys and fun book-related swag, and visit with a certain bear-y special guest! See below for the full in-booth singing schedule.

Our authors are also participating in all kinds of thought-provoking panels throughout the weekend. Be sure to check out the NCTE program for info on where you can see them speak.

If you would like to download a copy of the schedule to print, you can find it here: NCTE signing schedule

Civics in the Classroom

Election Day is coming up on November 6th! While your students may be too young to participate, it’s never too early to start learning about the history of democracy in the United States, or the importance of the vote. Here are 7 picture books that help teach young readers about everything from how we vote and why, to the responsibilities of the President.

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