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Happy Anniversary to Arthur A. Levine Books

From Publishers Weekly:

'...For his part, Saylor calls Levine “one of the most intelligent editors I’ve worked with, perhaps because he’s so attuned to his own responses to a book and can articulate them beautifully. He cares deeply about how his books look; he wants the quality to shine through in every detail.”

Levine also praises the significant contributions senior editor Cheryl Klein, editor Rachel Griffiths and editorial assistant Emily Clement make to the imprint, which he hopes will continue to grow “along the same lines that it has.” Among the highlights of his spring 2008 list are British illustrator Ross Collins’s first chapter book, Medusa Jones, and The Light of the World, a picture book by Katherine Paterson about the life of Jesus. Looking ahead, Levine comments, “I have a real passion for maintaining my own standards and letting that guide my publishing. I feel as though my standards are set and my mind is open. That’s a nice balance, I hope.”'

According to PW...

... Chronicle Books has established a flourishing line of picture books, board books and novelty items, which the company has sold successfully into traditional as well as specialty markets.

This spring and next fall, the children's division expands into the chapter-book genre with four new middle-grade series. 

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