National Geographic CHILDREN’S BOOKS spark curiosity and inspire kids to learn about the world AND empower THEM to make the world a better place.

With more than 600 titles, National Geographic Kids Books is a recognized leader in nonfiction for kids. They offer educators books that align to and support the Common Core State Standards, STEM, and STEAM. National Geographic has a long history of providing high-quality informational books suitable for the classroom or library. NGK's kid-friendly designs coupled with age-appropriate text and awe-inspiring images set National Geographic apart. They have stories kids will love at every reading level.

Vetted by education experts, National Geographic Kids Books are perfect for building your library and classroom library. Educator Guides, Lexile® Levels, and Guided Reading Levels are available for many of their award-winning titles.

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Ariane Szu-Tu is an editor for National Geographic Kids Books. She graduated from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County where she had a full scholarship for writing and humanities and majored in English literature with minors in biology and environmental sciences. She was also the managing editor of the university paper and wrote articles for The Baltimore Sun. Ariane is responsible for managing and editing about 15-20 children's books per year for National Geographic, helping to shape content and sometimes coming up with new ideas for their list. In the past, Ariane has interned for the World Wildlife Fund's conservation science team, served as a proofreader for the American Geophysical Union, and developed a science curriculum for a local elementary school in Central America. In her spare time, Ariane leads student trips to places like Alaska and Fiji for National Geographic Student Expeditions.

Ariane will be co-presenting these intensives and workshops:
Intensive 3 • Friday, June 10 • 1:00 PM

The Publishing Process, from Submission to Sales

How do Publishers, Editors, Agents, Authors, Illustrators, and Marketing People work together in the creative, sales, and publicity process? Where do you fit in? This discussion between key players will cover topics such as attention-getting proposals, quality research, well-organized work process, the editorial process, and expectations for marketing.
Presented by: Ariane Szu-Tu (National Geographic Kids), Domenica Di Piazza (Lerner), and Heather Montgomery (Author)
Workshop 1D • Saturday, June 11 • 8:45 AM

An Insight into Nonfiction Market Niches

What's the difference between Trade, Mass Market, School and Library, Educational books? Learn about age ranges, such Pre-K, K-4, Teen, and Young Adult. What exactly are picture books, graphic novels, series-based nonfiction, and chapter books, middle-grade, and high-school nonfiction? Tailor-making your research, writing, and designing for each niche.
Presented by: Ariane Szu-Tu (National Geographic Kids) and Michelle Bisson (Capstone)
Publishers Presentation • Saturday, June 11 • 3:45 PM

Why Our Books Succeeded and What Are We Looking for Now?

Presenters: Ariane Szu-Tu (National Geographic Kids), Michelle Bisson (Capstone), Domenica DiPiazza (Lerner), Alyssa Pusey (Charlesbridge), Roger Rosen (Rosen Publishing), and Orlando Dos Reis (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
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Learn from the people who have their finger on the pulse of
children's nonfiction!â„¢
Our stellar faculty members include teachers, librarians, educators at university graduate schools of education, authors, illustrators, agents, app developers, marketing and social media consultants, editors, art directors, designers, book packagers, and publishers from:

Your conference registration includes: Panels, Workshops, Social Events, and Meals. This is your chance to make the connections and get the ideas that will empower you in the changing world of children's nonfiction. Don't miss this opportunity! Register now!
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Sally Isaacs, or call (201) 634-1870
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