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, ...

Albee, Sarah

Albee, Sarah

Sarah Albee is the New York Times bestselling author of more than 100 books for kids, ranging from preschool through middle grade. Her latest nonfiction title, Why’d ...

Altabef, Jeff and Erynn

Altabef, Jeff and Erynn

Jeff Altabef is an award-winning author who lives in New York with his wife, two daughters and Charlie the dog. After years of being accused of “telling stories,” he thought ...

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 ...

Barrett, Ron

Barrett, Ron

Ron Barrett was born in The Bronx and had more art education than anyone could possibly need. He’s the illustrator of the classic picture book, Cloudy With a Chance of ...

Baskin, Nora Raleigh

Baskin, Nora Raleigh

Nora Raleigh Baskin is the author of thirteen novels for young readers and a contributor to two story collections. She has won several awards including the 2010 ALA Schneider ...

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 ...

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 ...

Bildner, Phil

Bildner, Phil

Phil Bildner is the author of numerous children’s picture books including the Margaret Wise Brown Prize winning Marvelous Cornelius, Twenty-One Elephants, The Soccer Fence, ...

Broach, Elise

Broach, Elise

Elise Broach is the author of many books for children, ranging from board books to young adult novels.  She has three new releases this year: — THE MINIATURE WORLD OF ...

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 ...

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 numerous books including Biscuit, the popular best-seller used to launch the My First I Can Read Series from HarperCollins. ...

Castle, Jennifer

Castle, Jennifer

Jennifer Castle is a proud geek and the award-winning author of the YA novels THE BEGINNING OF AFTER (2012 ALA Best Fiction for Young Adults and a Chicago Public Library ...

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 and illustrator Ross MacDonald are the creators of the How To Speak series with Flatiron books. How To Speak Golf  hit shelves in spring 2016 , followed by ...

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 ...

Davis, Jerry

Davis, Jerry

Jerry Davis has devoted his career to producing family entertainment. He produced new musicals at the Goodspeed Opera House and four successful off-Broadway shows. With the ...

Davis, Katie

Davis, Katie

Katie Davis is the author of middle-grade novel The Curse of Addy McMahon and winner of the School Library Journal Trailee Award. She has also written and illustrated a number ...

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 ...

Dower, Laura

Dower, Laura

Laura Dower worked in marketing and editorial in kid’s publishing for many years before taking a big leap to the full-time life of an author. Since 2000, she has penned 90+ ...

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 ...

Fisher, Annabelle

Fisher, Annabelle

Annabelle Fisher is named for her mother, who loved Mother Goose rhymes and read them to little Annabelle every night. When Annabelle got to school, she became known for ...

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!. ...

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 Greenwald is the author of the CRIMEBITERS! series, about a group of friends and a (possibly) superhero crime-fighting vampire dog, and the CHARLIE JOE JACKSON books, a ...

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 ...

Hood, Susan

Hood, Susan

Susan is the award-winning author of four new picture books for 2016: ADA’S VIOLIN, LEAPS AND BOUNCE, MISSION: BACK TO SCHOOL and THE FIX-IT MAN. Her work has received ...

Howe, James

Howe, James

James Howe is the award-winning author of over ninety children’s books, including Bunnicula, Otter and Odder and the Pinky and Rex series. His YA novel The Misfits (along with ...

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 ...

Karas, G. Brian

Karas, G. Brian

G. Brian Karas is the award-winning illustrator of many books for children. Clever Jack Takes the Cake, written by Candace Fleming, was a Booklist, School Library Journal, and ...

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 ...

Lerangis, Peter

Lerangis, Peter

Peter Lerangis is a native New Yorker whose books have sold over 6 million copies and been translated into 33 languages. Titles include nine 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 ...

Lewis, Kevin

Lewis, Kevin

Kevin Lewis plays with words like kids play with blocks. He can arrange them in rhythmic rows (CHUGGA CHUGGA CHOO CHOO, 1998), stack them up (THE LOT AT THE END OF MY BLOCK, ...

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 ...

McCully, Emily Arnold

McCully, Emily Arnold

Emily Arnold McCully has been creating children’s books for over 50 years. Awards for her work include  a Christopher Award for Picnic, the Caldecott award for Mirette on the ...

Minor, Florence

Minor, Florence

Florence Minor worked for many years as a film editor for ABC News in New York before turning to books. She is the author of Christmas Tree! illustrated by her husband Wendell ...

Minor, Wendell

Minor, Wendell

Wendell Minor has illustrated more than sixty children’s picture books, collaborating with such authors as Jean Craighead George, Mary Higgins Clark, Charlotte Zolotow and his ...

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 ...

Paquette, Ammi-Joan

Paquette, Ammi-Joan

Ammi-Joan Paquette’s published works include the novels: Princess Juniper of the Hourglass (Philomel, 2015), Paradox (Random House, 2014), Rules for Ghosting (Bloomsbury, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Raschka, Chris

Raschka, Chris

Chris Raschka is a writer-illustrator of over sixty books for children. Among them are Charlie Parker played be bop, Yo! Yes?, A Poke in the I, Five for a Little One, and A ...

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 ...

Rotner, Shelley

Rotner, Shelley

Shelley Rotner is an award-winning author and photo-illustrator of over forty children’s books. Her most recent books include:  Homer, Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth, Shades of ...

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 ...

Santopolo, Jill

Santopolo, Jill

Jill Santopolo is the author of the Alec Flint Mysteries, the Sparkle Spa series, and the Follow Your Heart books. She holds a BA in English Literature from Columbia ...

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 ...

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 ...

Stemple, Heidi

Stemple, Heidi

Heidi didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became a probation officer in Florida. It wasn’t until she was 28 years old ...

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 thinks nonfiction rocks. She is the author of over two dozen nonfiction books for young readers, from picture books to middle grade. Her latest picture book is ...

Tafuri, Nancy

Tafuri, Nancy

Nancy Tafuri is probably best known as the creator of  Have You Seen My Duckling? a 1985 Caldecott Honor Book. Tafuri has authored more than 50 books over 30 years for the ...

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 ...

Tarshis, Lauren

Tarshis, Lauren

Lauren Tarshis lives in Connecticut with her husband and four children.  Her parents, mother-in-law, my brother and sister-in-law and three nieces all live right around her. ...

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 ...

Watson, Jude

Watson, Jude

JUDE WATSON is a New York Times bestselling author of books for middle grade and young adult readers.  Under the name Judy Blundell she received the 2008 National Book Award ...

Wells, Rosemary

Wells, Rosemary

Rosemary was born in New York City and raised on the New Jersey shore. She grew up in a home that was always filled with books, dogs, classical music, and other things her ...

Williams-Garcia, Rita

Williams-Garcia, Rita

Rita Williams-Garcia is the New York Times bestselling author of nine novels for young adults and middle grade readers and two picture books—including most recently released ...

Yolen, Jane

Yolen, Jane

Jane Yolen, often called “the Hans Christian Andersen of America,” is the author of over 350 books including OWL MOON, THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC, and HOW DO ...

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 ...