Penguin Random House Library Marketing, Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Young Readers, and DK, along with several of our PRHPS client publishers partnered with Library Journal and School Library Journal to host our first-ever book and author festival for the library market on April 6th.

View highlights from the day below, or check out the full playlist of videos on our Youtube channel.


Penguin Random House Library Marketing 3 in 3 Staff Picks

The Penguin Random House Library Marketing Team presents their top 3 books in 3 minutes for the PRH Book and Author Festival. View the full video or select the staff member below to see what we’re loving this spring!

Watch Erica Melnichok’s 3 in 3 Staff Picks.

Watch Jen Childs’s 3 in 3 Staff Picks.

Watch Elizabeth Fabian’s 3 in 3 Staff Picks.

Watch Miriam Tuliao’s 3 in 3 Staff Picks.

Watch Rachel Mann’s 3 in 3 Staff Picks.

Watch Sydney Czech’s 3 in 3 Staff Picks.

Watch Maureen Meekins’s 3 in 3 Staff Picks.

Watch Kelly Coyle-Crivelli’s 3 in 3 Staff Picks.


Andy Weir in Conversation

Bestselling novelist Andy Weir discusses his upcoming novel, PROJECT HAIL MARY, a survival tale about a lone astronaut fated to save the Earth.


Illuminating Book Club Picks

Novels and memoirs offer stories to sustain conversation featuring Danielle Henderson (THE UGLY CRY), Paul Mendez (RAINBOW MILK), Eric Nguyen (THINGS WE LOST TO THE WATER), Michelle Zauner (CRYING IN H MART) and moderated by Migdalia Jimenez, Adult Services Librarian, Chicago Public Library (IL).


Genre-Busting Thrillers

Meet the authors blowing the doors off the thriller genre. Featured speakers include Nekesa Afia (DEAD DEAD GIRLS), Stephen Mack Jones (DEAD OF WINTER), Silvia Moreno-Garcia (VELVET WAS THE NIGHT), and P. J. Vernon (BATH HAUS) and moderated by Ashley Rayner, Branch Manager, Chicago Public Library (IL).


Big Summer Reads

Two debut authors and three fan favorites shine with must-have beach reads. These are the books your patrons will be asking about and lining up to check out. Featured speakers include Marie Benedict and Victoria Christopher Murray (THE PERSONAL LIBRARIAN), Emma Brodie (SONGS IN URSA MAJOR), Miranda Cowley Heller (THE PAPER PALACE), and Lauren Weisberger (WHERE THE GRASS IS GREEN AND THE GIRLS ARE PRETTY).
Moderator: Wendy Bartlett, Collection Development and Acquisitions Manager, Cuyahoga County Public Library (OH).


Real-Life Narratives

Follow WWII soldiers, explorers, and a 63-year-old equestrian on the ride of her life. Featured speakers include Daniel James Brown (FACING THE MOUNTAIN), Margalit Fox (THE CONFIDENCE MEN), Elizabeth Letts (THE RIDE OF HER LIFE), Jordan Salama (EVERY DAY THE RIVER CHANGES), and Julian Sancton (MADHOUSE AT THE END OF THE EARTH).
Moderator: Jesse Sanders, Branch Manager, Fairview Park Branch, Cuyahoga County Public Library (OH)


Listen Up: Audiobooks Read by the Author

Spoken word poet Jasmine Mans, author of BLACK GIRL, CALL HOME and Pulitzer-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, author of MY BROKEN LANGUAGE, discuss their writing, the power of the spoken word and their experiences narrating their own audiobooks.

Listen to clips from the audiobooks on Books on Tape.


Fairy Tale Retellings

Sophisticated and subversive fairy tales for the twenty-first century reader. A princess falls for an evil sorceress, Cinderella wants Prince Charming dead, Wendy’s life after Neverland, and The Arabian Nights with a YA twist.


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