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Children’s Books Boston kick-off event recap

Children's Books BostonLast Thursday’s Children’s Books Boston kick-off party at Simmons College was a fantastic success, with nearly 300 Boston-area publishers, authors and illustrators, reviewers, agents, librarians, booksellers, and children’s literature academics in attendance. After an introduction by each of the CBB partners — Candlewick Press, Charlesbridge, The Horn Book, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, and Simmons College Center for the Study of Children’s Literature — attendees were turned loose to enjoy refreshments and excellent company. We Horn Bookers had a great time, and hope that you did too!

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Yolanda Scott of Charlesbridge welcomes attendees

Betsy Groban of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt gives “homework”: meet at least one new person!

authors Ammi Joan Paquette and Anna Staniszewski

Simmons ChLit alumnae Jessica Yodis, Shoshana Flax, Janet Daniels, and Amy Cherrix

Yolanda Scott, Betsy Groban, and Horn Book editor in chief Roger Sutton celebrate a successful evening

Katie Bircher About Katie Bircher

Katie Bircher, associate editor at The Horn Book, Inc., is a former bookseller and holds an MA in children's literature from Simmons College. Follow Katie on Twitter @lyraelle.

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