Children’s publishing vet Jennifer M. Brown is stepping into the role of VP, publisher at Knopf Books for Young Readers, an imprint of New York-based Random House Children’s Books.
Effective August 24, Brown will oversee the direction and lead the long-range and daily activities for the Knopf Young Readers publishing program. Knopf is currently home to a wealth of young-adult fiction, including Holly Bodger’s 5 to1, David Levithan’s Every Day (Every Day #1) and A.J. Steiger’s Mindwalker, as well as children’s books, such as Uh-Oh! by Shutta Crum and There’s No Such Thing as Little by LeUyen Pham.
Brown spent a decade immersed in the world of kids books as the children’s reviews editor for US-based trade publication Publishers Weekly. She is currently the children’s editor of Shelf Awareness, a daily e-newsletter for the bookselling and publishing trade, and she is director of the Center for Children’s Literature at the Bank Street College of Education in New York. Prior to Publishers Weekly, Brown was a children’s book editor at HarperCollins.