ABOUT PAULA WISEMAN BOOKS
Paula Wiseman Books is an imprint of Simon & Schuster children’s publishing that includes picture books, novelty books and novels. The imprint launched in 2003 with the publication of Clorinda by Robert Kinerk and illustrated by Steven Kellogg and has since gone on to publish over 50 award-winning and best-selling books. The imprint focuses on stories and art that are wholly childlike, centered in emotion, innovative, and timeless for children of all ages.
The list publishes 20-30 books per year by many of the most beloved talents working in children's books today, including Robin Preiss Glasser, Matt Van Fleet, Elise Primavera, Marissa Moss, Diane Goode, Kate Feiffer, Stephen T. Johnson, Donna Jo Napoli, Kadir Nelson, Meghan McCarthy, and Judy Sierra. The backlist contains many favorite books and series including the Amelia series by Marissa Moss and NFL superstars, Tiki and Ronde Barber's football stories for middle grade readers.
We are committed to publishing new talent in both picture books and novels as well as books that while entertaining also expand the experience of children who read them and that will endure, including stories based in other cultures. We are interested in submissions from new and published authors and artists through agents and from SCBWI conferences.
Paula Wiseman, Vice President and Publisher
Paula Wiseman joined Simon & Schuster in 2002. She was previously Vice President and Editor-in-Chief at Philomel Books, a division of GP Putnam and Vice President and Editorial Director of Silver Whistle Books, a division of Harcourt Inc. She began her publishing career at Dial Books for Young Readers, now a division of Viking Penguin.
Mama Miti by Donna Jo Napoli, illustrated by Kadir Nelson was reviewed in the Washington Post. The book has received starred reviews from both Publishers Weekly and Kirkus.
Peeny Butter Fudge by Toni Morrison and Slade Morrison, illustrated by Joe Cepeda has been nominated for an NAACP Image Award in the category of Outstanding Literary Work for Children.
Anne Zafian, Vice President and Deputy Publisher
As Deputy Publisher, Anne works closely with the Publisher on key aspects of our business. She oversees our marketing team and marketing plans; and works closely with both the sales team and supply chain organization to maximize sales and manage inventory. Anne has been with S&S for more than 5 years, previously as a VP in our sales department responsible for both adult and children’s book sales. Prior to that, she worked at what is now known as Hachette Book Group USA, including Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, where her love of children’s books was first fostered.
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The Secret Science Project That Almost Ate the School by Judy Sierra, illustrated by Stephen Gammell, won a Golden Sower Award for 2009-2010 from the Nebraska Library Association.
Cat by Matthew Van Fleet, photography by Brian Stanton, was recognized as a 2010 Best Children’s Book of the Year by the Bank Street Book Committee.
The Problem with the Puddles by Kate Feiffer, illustrated by Tricia Tusa, was named a 2010 Best Children’s Book of the Year by the Bank Street Book Committee.
Glimpse by Carol Lynch Williams has been nominated for the 2011 YALSA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers List.
Moo by Matthew Van Fleet, photographs by Brian Stanton is celebrating its 3rd week on the New York Times Best Seller List.