Beloved Children’s Brand and Top Kids Book Publisher Sharing Love: from Sesame Street for 50th Anniversary
This Valentine’s Day, Sesame Workshop and Sourcebooks are celebrating the debut of Love: from Sesame Street on the New York Times Children’s Picture Books bestseller list!
This is the first time that a Sesame Street book has made a New York Times bestseller list since 1970.
As we celebrate Sesame Street’s fiftieth anniversary, we’re as committed as ever to working with innovative partners like Sourcebooks to create timeless books that resonate with readers across generations. We’re proud that Love: from Sesame Street—with its uplifting message about the many wonderful ways to express love—shows the makings of an instant classic!
The most remarkable part of being a publisher is the ability to connect readers with extraordinary books and brands. Sesame Workshop has been one of my favorite partners because of the extraordinary good they do in the world. I am deeply touched to help celebrate their fiftieth anniversary with this amazing news.
Love: from Sesame Street is the eighteenth collaboration between Sourcebooks and Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit organization behind Sesame Street. The book features a new format for Sesame books, one intended to appeal to a wide range of readers and make a meaningful gift for many different special life moments and occasions.
“We look forward to expanding the love already evident for this title to an ebook, a personalized version, and additional titles in this line,” said Sesame Workshop editorial director Karen Halpenny.
Sourcebooks will publish three more Sesame Workshop titles this year—You Can Do It: A Little Book about the Big Power of Perseverance (June), Happy Halloween! (August) in the My First Big Storybook series, and Dream: with Sesame Street (November) in the same giftable format as Love: from Sesame Street. Sourcebooks also offers personalized Sesame Street books through their Put Me In The Story program.
“It’s such an honor and a privilege to have Sesame Workshop as a partner,” said Karen Shapiro, publishing manager for Sourcebooks Wonderland. “For the past six years, we’ve collaborated closely with their team to develop incredibly compelling stories featuring their beloved characters, working together to build a world in which every child is a reader.”
Click "Read More" below to learn more about Love: from Sesame Street.
We are happy to share that December 9, 2018 is the 20th anniversary of the first appearance by a Sourcebooks title on the New York Times bestsellers list!
In December of 1998, We Interrupt This Broadcast by Joe Garner, with CDs narrated by Bill Kurtis, appeared on the Hardcover Nonfiction list.
In 1998 Sourcebooks was still a very small publisher, with no concept that making the New York Times list was even possible — or how one found out about it. That fall, we shipped thousands of copies of We Interrupt This Broadcast (a $45 value, complete with CDs) and the enthusiasm about the book by our bookselling partners was incredible.
On a late Wednesday afternoon in December, a bookstore called us to say we had made the New York Times bestseller list. They emphasized that "we" had made the list, which was fitting then and now: the Sourcebooks team includes our authors, of course, and it also includes our partners and champions in the bookselling and librarian communities. They are the folks who are boots-on-the-ground during the holiday season, working tirelessly to put just the right book in the right reader’s hands. We applaud them – we’re proud to be on a team together.
Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris: The Journey of a New York Times, USA Today, and Publishers Weekly Bestseller
We are thrilled to share that Sourcebooks has five New York Times best sellers this week! Click "Read More" to learn more.
We are thrilled to share that Sourcebooks has seven regional Indie best sellers this week — a total of four titles on five best seller lists! Click each book below for more information.
We are thrilled to share that in addition to a being a New York Times bestseller, The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs by America's Test Kitchen is a National and Regional Indie Bestseller!
The book debuted at #5 on the New York Times Bestseller list for Middle Grade Hardcover the Week of November 4.
It was on THREE regional Indie bestseller lists the week ending November 11:
It debuted at #12 on the American Booksellers Association’s Indie Bestseller List this week (Early & Middle Grade Readers category).
Click "Read More" below to learn more about the book and Sourcebooks' partnership with America's Test Kitchen.
We are thrilled to share that How to Catch a Turkey by Adam Wallace, illustrated by Andy Elkerton, is a New York Times bestseller!
The book debuted at #2 on the Children's Picture Book list. This is the third New York Times bestselling book in the How to Catch series: How to Catch a Leprechaun and How to Catch an Easter Bunny have previously hit the New York Times list as well.
Read below for more about the book and the author.
We are excited to share that She Caused a Riot is a Washington Post bestseller, coming in at #4 on the Paperback nonfiction list! Read below for more about the book and the author.
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About the author
Hannah Jewell is an on camera host for the video team at The Washington Post. She was previously a writer at BuzzFeed UK, where she became known for her humor writing about gender and her satire of UK and US politics, and for presenting BuzzFeed's live 2016 election night show. She was born in London, but her parents whisked her away to California when she was a baby, and so she grew up frolicking on beaches and through redwood forests. She earned a degree from UC Berkeley in Middle Eastern Studies, taking a year out to study and work in Beirut. She had a great time in Lebanon but now is unfortunately banned from that country. She then returned to the UK in 2013 for an MPhil in International Relations and Politics at Cambridge, which was mostly fine. Her career highlight so far was breaking the story of the “Milifandom” for BuzzFeed, a strange phenomenon when teen girls across Britain went wild for the leader of the Labour Party Ed Miliband in the 2015 general election. Now she lives in Washington and wishes she had cats. Visit her online at hannahjewell.com and on Twitter @hcjewell.
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