Heather Alexander

Heather Alexander

Heather Alexander is the author of more than forty books for children, both fiction and non-fiction. Her early chapter book series, The Amazing Stardust Friends (Scholastic), was published in February 2015, and her middle grade novel, Picture Perfect #1: Bending Over Backwards (HarperCollins), debuted in January 2015. In 2016, her newest non-fiction titles will be released: A Child’s Introduction to Natural History (Black Dog & Leventhal/Hachette), Who is Hillary Clinton? (Grosset & Dunlap), and Meet the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team (Grosset & Dunlap). Other titles in her non-fiction A Child’s Introduction series include: A Child’s Introduction to Greek Mythology, A Child’s Introduction to the World, and A Child’s Introduction to Art (Black Dog & Leventhal/Hachette), which was listed as Amazon Best Non-Fiction of 2014 and received the Silver Medal Parent’s Choice Award. The former Editorial Director of prominent children’s packager, Parachute Press, Heather has edited over 100 children’s fiction series, including the bestselling Goosebumps and the early chapter mystery series, The New Adventures of Mary-Kate & Ashley. She graduated from Cornell University. Heather lives in Basking Ridge, New Jersey, with her husband and two daughters. You can read more about Heather at...
Airlie Anderson

Airlie Anderson

Airlie Anderson has been published as an author and illustrator by several notable houses such as Child’s Play International, Little Brown & Co, Dover Publications, and Tiger Tales. She is the recipient of several book awards including the 2014 Gold Independent Publishers Book Award, the Best English Language Books for Children (Taiwan), as well as the 2008 Practical Preschool Award. Click here to see Airlie’s books. Airlie grew up in Carmel, California. The town’s fairytale charm and origins as an artists’ colony made a strong impression on her as a child. She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in illustration and now lives near Princeton, New...
Karen Bao

Karen Bao

Karen Bao’s childhood in New Jersey was full of music, books, stargazing, and buggy science “experiments” on the playground. As a high school senior in Princeton High School, she wrote Dove Arising when she should have been doing her homework. Karen now studies environmental biology at college in New York City, soaking up inspiration for future...
Kelly Barnhill

Kelly Barnhill

Kelly Barnhill writes novels for children and short stories for adults and poetry that she whispers in the dark when no one is listening. Both The Witch’s Boy and her first novel, The Mostly True Story of Jack, received four starred reviews, and her second, Iron Hearted Violet, received a Parents’ Choice Gold Award. She has received grants and awards from the Minnesota State Arts Board, the Jerome Foundation, Intermedia Arts, and the Loft. She has three very smart kids and one very smart...
Gene Barretta

Gene Barretta

Gene Barretta is an award-winning author and illustrator of children’s books. Among his honors are the Carolyn W. Field Award and the Bank Street Cook Prize Honor. His books include, Lincoln and Kennedy: A Pair to Compare, Now & Ben: The Modern Inventions of Benjamin Franklin, Neo Leo: The Ageless Ideas of Leonardo Da Vinci, Jack the Tripper, Dear Deer: A Book of Homophones, Zoola Palooza: A Book of Homographs, and Timeless Thomas: How Thomas Edison Changed Our Lives. Gene has contributed illustration and animation to Sesame Street and Between the Lions. He has also designed characters for The Jim Henson Company. He lives in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. For more information on Gene and his work, please visit:...