I would inbed this video into my blog, if I only knew how.
Since I don't -- here's a link to the Picture Book Party blog that has a video where the wonderful David Allender talks about the ten most popular trends in books from Scholastic Press this year. I've read some of the books he mentions, and they are great.
This is the sort of thing that Scholastic offers at the American Library Association is one of my favorite things to attend. Now, with the invention of YouTube, everyone can see/ hear the publishers book offerings.