Abbott, Tony

Abbott, Tony

Over the last two and a half decades, Tony Abbott has written one hundred books of mystery, fantasy, and adventure for young readers aged 6 to 14, including Kringle, ...

Adams, Lori

Adams, Lori

Lori Adams is a photographer and citizen scientist. Her background includes studies in art, photography, science and math and she loves to read and garden. Once upon a time, ...

Altabef, Jeff and Erynn

Altabef, Jeff and Erynn

Wind Catcher: A Chosen Novel is a joint project between the father/daughter team of Jeff and Erynn Altabef. Jeff is an award winning author who has two published thrillers in ...

Balkind, Michael

Balkind, Michael

Michael Balkind’s book Gold Medal Threat is his first novel for kids and was a finalist in the International Book Awards.His novels are endorsed by literary greats including ...

Baskin, Nora Raleigh

Baskin, Nora Raleigh

Nora Raleigh Baskin is the author of eleven novels for young readers. She has won several awards including the 2010 ALA Schneider Family award for Anything But Typical. A 2001 ...

Bennett, Artie

Bennett, Artie

Artie Bennett is an executive copyeditor and writes a little on the side (but not the backside!). He was hailed as “the Dr. Seuss of your caboose” for The Butt Book, his first ...

Berger, Carin

Berger, Carin

Carin Berger is an award-winning designer and illustrator. Her cut paper collages are made using ephemera, such as catalogues, old books, receipts, letters and ticket stubs. ...

Berne, Jennifer

Berne, Jennifer

Jennifer Berne is the award-winning author of picture book biographies: MANFISH: A Story of Jacques Cousteau and ON A BEAM OF LIGHT: A Story of Albert Einstein (which broke ...

Bruel, Nick

Bruel, Nick

Nick Bruel is best known as the author and illustrator of the NY Times bestselling series about Bad Kitty. He lives in Briarcliff Manor, NY with his wife Carina, their ...

Buckley, Michael

Buckley, Michael

Michael Buckley is the multiple NY Times bestselling author of The Sisters Grimm and NERDS series, as well as Kel Gilligan’s Daredevil Stuntshow and one half of the creative ...

Calkhoven, Laurie

Calkhoven, Laurie

When she got her first library card and was set free among the picture books, Laurie Calkhoven decided she wanted to spend her life surrounded by books. Her most recent novel ...

Capucilli, Alyssa

Capucilli, Alyssa

Alyssa Capucilli is the award winning author of over numerous books including Biscuit, the popular best-seller used to launch the My First I Can Read Series from ...

Castle, Jennifer

Castle, Jennifer

Jennifer Castle is the creator and producer of “It’s My Life,” the award-winning PBS Kids website for tweens, and loves writing fiction and non-fiction on a ...

Cobb, Vicki

Cobb, Vicki

Vicki Cobb, the “Julia Child” of hands-on science, is a former science teacher with a M.A. in secondary school science. The publication of her classic book, Science ...

Collier, Bryan

Collier, Bryan

Bryan Collier loves to paint. And he has successfully channeled his creative energy and love of art into an illustrious career as a children’s book illustrator and ...

Cook, Kristi

Cook, Kristi

Kristi Cook is the author of more than a dozen books for adults and teens, ranging from historical and NASCAR romance to paranormal and contemporary young adult fiction (also ...

Cook, Sally

Cook, Sally

Sally Cook, a New York Times best-selling author, is the co-author with James Charlton of HOW TO SPEAK BASEBALL (Chronicle 2014) and HEY BATTA BATTA SWING! THE WILD OLD DAYS ...

Craft, Jerry

Craft, Jerry

Jerry Craft has illustrated and/or written more than a dozen children’s books. His newest is a middle grade novel co-written with his two teenage sons, Jaylen & Aren ...

Crews, Nina

Crews, Nina

Nina Crews uses photography and collage to create distinctive picture books. Her stories draw inspiration from the children and neighborhoods of Brooklyn, NY where she lives ...

Cross, Sarah

Cross, Sarah

Sarah Cross is the author of the fairy tale novels Kill Me Softly and Tear You Apart, the superhero novel Dull Boy, and the Wolverine comic “The Adamantium ...

Dee, Barbara

Dee, Barbara

Barbara Dee writes humorous fiction for tweens. Her latest book, TRUTH OR DARE (Aladdin/S&S), is launching at this year’s book festival. She is the author of THE ...

Degen, Bruce

Degen, Bruce

Bruce Degen is the co-creator of The Magic School Bus Series with Joanna Cole. She is the writer, he is the illustrator. They have worked on the series for more than 25 years. ...

deGroat, Diane

deGroat, Diane

Diane deGroat has been illustrating children’s books since 1972, with over 150 books to her credit. She has done artwork for many well-known authors, including Eve Bunting and ...

Eaton, Jason Carter

Eaton, Jason Carter

Jason Carter Eaton is the author of How to Train a Train, its upcoming sequel, How to Track a Truck, and several other children’s books. He has written for Cartoon ...

Formento, Alison Ashley

Formento, Alison Ashley

Alison Ashley Formento is the author of award-winning nature picture books This Tree Counts!,This Tree, 1, 2, 3, These Bees Count!, These Seas Count!, and These Rocks Count!. ...

Fredericks, Mariah

Fredericks, Mariah

Mariah Fredericks was born and raised in New York City. She is the author of The Girl in the Park, which Publishers Weekly, in a starred review, called a “profound, ...

Golio, Gary

Golio, Gary

Gary Golio is the author of the New York Times bestselling JIMI: Sounds Like A Rainbow – A Story of the Young Jimi Hendrix, named one of Kirkus Reviews’ Best Children’s Books ...

Greenburg, Dan

Greenburg, Dan

Dan Greenburg’s 72 books have been published in 24 countries. He’s written four series of children’s books: The Zack Files, Secrets of Dripping Fang, Weird Planet, ...

Greenburg, J.C.

Greenburg, J.C.

For almost 20 years, Judith Greenburg’s work as a college-science-textbook editor-writer allowed her to pursue her childhood fascination with science. She corresponded with ...

Greenwald, Tommy

Greenwald, Tommy

Tommy’s three sons, Charlie, Joe and Jack, are the inspiration behind his hit middle-grade series CHARLIE JOE JACKSON, about reluctant readers. Tommy shares that over the ...

Hacohen, Dean

Hacohen, Dean

Dean Hacohen grew up in Rowayton, CT. His mom was an elementary school librarian, and as a child, he enjoyed creating promotional posters for the school book fairs. Little ...

Healy, Christopher

Healy, Christopher

Christopher Healy is the author of the Hero’s Guide trilogy:  THE HERO’S GUIDE TO SAVING YOUR KINGDOM, THE HERO’S GUIDE TO STORMING THE CASTLE, and THE ...

Hood, Susan

Hood, Susan

A former editor at Nick Jr., Sesame Street and Scholastic, Susan has published more than 200 children’s books for ages 0-8. She now works full-time at her first ...

Kann, Victoria

Kann, Victoria

Victoria Kann is the co-author and illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Pinkalicious books. This series, created by a pair of sisters, includes several ...

Katz, Alan

Katz, Alan

Alan Katz has written many books for children and adults, including the award-winning songbooks Take Me Out of the Bathtub and Other Silly Dilly Songs and I’m Still Here ...

Kimmelman, Leslie

Kimmelman, Leslie

Leslie Kimmelman is the author of more than two dozen popular and prize-winning children’s books, including HOT DOG! ELEANOR ROOSEVELT THROWS A PICNIC, about an all-American ...

Kuklin, Susan

Kuklin, Susan

Susan Kuklin is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults that address social issues and culture, including BEYOND MAGENTA: TRANSGENDER TEENS SPEAK ...

Laybourne, Emmy

Laybourne, Emmy

Emmy Laybourne is a novelist, screenwriter and former character actress. Emmy’s Monument 14 trilogy has earned critical praise (“Frighteningly real… riveting” ...

Lerangis, Peter

Lerangis, Peter

Peter Lerangis is a native New Yorker whose books have sold over 5.5 million copies and been translated into 33 languages. Titles include seven N.Y. Times bestsellers: THE ...

Levine, Gail Carson

Levine, Gail Carson

Gail Carson Levine is the author of twenty-two books for children. Her best-known is ELLA ENCHANTED, which won a Newbery honor in 1998 and was made into a motion picture in ...

Lyne, Jennifer

Lyne, Jennifer

Jennifer Lyne grew up in Richmond, Virginia, riding horses. She took a job after college in a livery barn in Hot Springs, Virginia and stayed for two years, eventually ...

Manushkin, Fran

Manushkin, Fran

Fran Manushkin is the author of the popular Katie Woo series of beginning chapter books, as well as the popular board book for toilet-training girls, “Big Girl ...

Marzollo, Jean

Marzollo, Jean

Jean Marzollo is the award-winning author of I SPY, Pierre the Penguin, The Little Plant Doctor, Soccer Sam, Help Me Learn Subtraction, Mama Mama/Papa Papa, In 1492 and many ...

Mass, Wendy

Mass, Wendy

Wendy Mass is the New York Times bestselling author of The Candymakers, along with 17 other novels for young readers. They include A Mango-Shaped Space, Jeremy Fink and the ...

McClintock, Barbara

McClintock, Barbara

Barbara McClintock is an author and illustrator of children’s picture books. Her books have won 5 New York Times Best Books awards, a New York Times Notable Book ...

Monaghan, Annabel

Monaghan, Annabel

Annabel Monaghan is the author of two novels for young adults, A Girl Named Digit and Double Digit (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), and is co-author of Click! The Girls Guide to ...

Most, Bernard

Most, Bernard

Bernard Most is the author-illustrator of many popular children’s books about dinosaurs such as IF THE DINOSAURS CAME BACK, HOW BIG WERE THE DINOSAURS? and ABC T-REX. He has ...

Myklusch, Matt

Myklusch, Matt

Matt Myklusch is a middle-grade fantasy / adventure writer and the creator of SEABORNE (Egmont USA) and THE JACK BLANK ADVENTURES (Simon & Schuster). By day, Matt is a ...

Neff, Henry

Neff, Henry

Henry H. Neff grew up outside Chicago before going off to Cornell University where he majored in history. He began his professional career as a consultant with McKinsey & ...

Perelmen, Helen

Perelmen, Helen

Helen Perelmen worked in a children’s book store and was a children’s book editor, but sadly never worked in a candy store.She has written numerous books for young ...

Pinkney, Gloria Jean

Pinkney, Gloria Jean

Westchester native Gloria Jean Pinkney drew inspiration from her own childhood growing up in North Carolina and Philadelphia for her critically acclaimed children books Back ...

Pinkney, Jerry

Pinkney, Jerry

A native of Philadelphia, Jerry studied at the Philadelphia College of Art (now the University of the Arts) where, in 1992 he received the Alumni Award.  He has been ...

Preller, James

Preller, James

James Preller lives in Delmar, NY, with his wife and children. He has published many books for children, for ages from preschool to young adult. These titles include the new ...

Reich, Susanna

Reich, Susanna

Susanna Reich is an award-winning author of fiction and nonfiction for children and young adults, including Minette’s Feast: The Delicious Story of Julia Child and Her Cat, ...

Rim, Sujean

Rim, Sujean

Sujean Rim was originally a shoe and accessory designer, and has illustrated campaigns for Tiffany & Co., Target, Jones NY, Ann Taylor, and the popular website DailyCandy. ...

Rockwell, Lizzy

Rockwell, Lizzy

Lizzy Rockwell is the illustrator of numerous books and games for children and is the author and illustrator of GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT, HELLO BABY, THE BUSY BODY BOOK, PLANTS FEED ...

Russo, Marisabina

Russo, Marisabina

Marisabina Russo, a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, is an award winning children’s book author and illustrator. She began her career as a freelance illustrator contributing ...

Ruzzier, Sergio

Ruzzier, Sergio

Sergio Ruzzier is a picture book author and illustrator. He was born in Milan, Italy, in 1966, and began his career in 1985. In 1995 he moved to the U.S.A., where he’s been ...

Schories, Pat

Schories, Pat

Pat Schories is well known as the illustrator of the Biscuit early readers written by Alyssa Satin Capucilli and published by HarperCollins. Recently, she created a 5-book ...

Schotter, Roni

Schotter, Roni

Roni Schotter is the award-winning author of 29 books for children (her 30th, GO, LITTLE GREEN TRUCK! is coming in February, 2016). Her books range from picture books to ...

Sheinkin, Steve

Sheinkin, Steve

Steve Sheinkin is the award-winning author of fast-paced, cinematic history books for teens. Recent titles include Bomb, The Port Chicago 50, Lincoln’s Grave Robbers, ...

Sinel, Natasha

Sinel, Natasha

Natasha Sinel is a writer of young adult fiction. She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in English and from the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business with ...

Sís, Peter

Sís, Peter

Peter Sís is an internationally acclaimed author, illustrator, filmmaker, and painter. He was born in Brno, Czechoslovakia in 1949 and grew up in Prague. He studied painting ...

Stein, David Ezra

Stein, David Ezra

Award-winning children’s author and illustrator David Ezra Stein was born in Brooklyn, NY. By the time he was three, he was asking adults, “Wanna come to my room? ...

Stockdale, Susan

Stockdale, Susan

Susan Stockdale, a 2014 National Book Festival speaker and ambassador for Pennsylvania’s One Book, Every Young Child literacy initiative, is the author and illustrator ...

Strasser, Todd

Strasser, Todd

Todd Strasser’s first YA novel was published in 1979. He has written more than 100 novels for teens and middle graders since, including the best-selling Help! I’m Trapped In … ...

Sutcliffe, Jane

Sutcliffe, Jane

Jane Sutcliffe is the author of over two dozen nonfiction books for children, from picture books to books for middle grade readers. Her latest picture book is Stone Giant: ...

Talbott, Hudson

Talbott, Hudson

Hudson Talbott was born and raised in Louisville,KY, the youngest of four children. After going to art school in Rome, Italy Hudson lived in Europe and Hong Kong for several ...

Teague, Mark

Teague, Mark

Mark Teague started writing books before he could even write.  His mother would write the words for him. Writing still feels like play to him. He loved books, and was working ...

Tocher, Timothy

Tocher, Timothy

Timothy Tocher is the author of sports based fiction and nonfiction for girls and boys. He has twice made presentations at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. His short ...

Turetsky, Bianca

Turetsky, Bianca

Bianca Turetsky is the author of the stylish Time-Traveling Fashionista series, which has been translated into nine languages. After graduating from Tufts University, Bianca ...

Van Fleet, Mara

Van Fleet, Mara

Mara Van Fleet has worked as an art director and book product developer in children’s publishing for 25 years. She has switched gears and is now happily illustrating and ...

Van Fleet, Matthew

Van Fleet, Matthew

Matthew Van Fleet’s innovative books have been introducing children to basic concepts for over twenty years. His unique interactive formats invite toddlers to touch, ...

Van Leeuwen, Jean

Van Leeuwen, Jean

Jean Van Leeuwen is the author of more than fifty children’s books, ranging from pre-school picture books to middle-grade novels. Her Easy-to-Read Oliver and Amanda Pig ...

Velasquez, Eric

Velasquez, Eric

Eric Velasquez has been illustrating now for over 25 years. He has illustrated numerous book jackets. His first picture book “The Piano Man” by Debbie Chocolate, won the ...

Wallach, Anya

Wallach, Anya

Anya Wallach is the real-life creator of The Random Farms Kids’ Theater, a not-for-profit organization she started in her parents’ basement when she was a teenager. Today, the ...

Weitzman, Jacqueline

Weitzman, Jacqueline

Jacqueline Preiss Weitzman is the author of several books for children including the award winning YOU CAN’T TAKE A BALLOON INTO THE METROPOLITAN MUSEUM and its sequels, ...

Weston, Carol

Weston, Carol

Carol Weston is a graduate of Byram Hills High School and Yale University. The author of fourteen books, she has been the “Dear Carol” advice columnist at ...

Whitehouse, Howard

Whitehouse, Howard

Howard Whitehouse is the author of seven published books and many magazine articles.His most recent books  for kids are Zombie Elementary – The Real Story and  Bogbrush the ...

Wolff, Virginia Euwer

Wolff, Virginia Euwer

I spent my childhood in rural, unelectrified orchard country in the Pacific Northwest, and some of my adulthood in Manhattan. I began writing in my 40s. I believe I’m ...

Young, Ed

Young, Ed

Caldecott Medalist Ed Young is the illustrator of over eighty books for children, seventeen of which he has also written. Born and raised in China, he came to the United ...

Zschock, Heather

Zschock, Heather

Heather Zschock is a children’s book author, design director, and product development specialist based in Chappaqua. She is the perfect coauthor with her twin sister, ...

Zschock, Martha Day

Zschock, Martha Day

Martha Day Zschock majored in art at Connecticut College and earned her master’s in education from Lesley College. Zschock is the author and illustrator of all the books ...