Staffing Announcement:  Tara Mandarano joins the CCBC as Marketing and Communications Coordinator

The Canadian Children’s Book Centre (CCBC) is excited to announce some changes to the team. On June 30, 2022, our Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Emma Hunter, left the position she held for four years to take on the role of Digital Marketing Associate at Kids Can Press. Emma transformed the CCBC’s online presence by creating engaging content for our readership and followers. We wish her the very best in her new role at Kids Can Press.

We are thrilled to share that Tara Mandarano will be joining the CCBC’s team as the new Marketing and Communications Coordinator. Tara brings several years of experience as a marketer and product manager in the book publishing industry. She also has extensive experience editing manuscripts and managing online content. She holds a Bachelor in Journalism from Ryerson/Toronto Metropolitan University. In her spare time, she writes poetry and creative nonfiction, and her work has appeared The Washington Post, Today’s Parent, Canadian Living and Chatelaine. Tara lives north of Toronto and is the mother of one young reader and three cute-but-demanding cats. Her favourite book for kids is Willow’s Whispers.