Abby Hanlon has a master’s degree in childhood education from the City College of New York and a bachelor’s from Barnard College. Abby has taught creative writing and first grade in the New York City public school system. Her debut …
Abby McAden is the paperback publishing director of Scholastic and editorial director of Point. She has worked on many middle-grade and chapter-book series, including Goosebumps, Dear Dumb Diary, Rainbow Magic, Geronimo Stilton, and Poison Apple.
Alan Gratz’s first novel, Samurai Shortstop, was named one of the ALA’s 2007 Top Ten Best Books for Young Adults. His second novel, Something Rotten, was a 2008 ALA Quick Pick for Young Adult Readers, and was followed by a sequel, Something Wicked, in October 2008.
Alexandria LaFaye, author of the Scott O’Dell Award–winning novel Worth, is thrilled to have a picture book added to her publication list with Walking Home to Rosie Lee, a 2012 IRA Teacher’s Choice selection. A few of her other titles include The Keening, Water Steps, Stella Stands Alone…
Alma Fullerton was born in Ottawa, Ontario, as one of seven children. Her dad was in the military so they moved when his postings changed, first to Trenton when she was two, then to Comox when she was twelve. Having a learning disability, she couldn’t read until grade four and didn’t enjoy reading at all until grade nine, when she discovered books that she really loved.
Alvina Ling is Executive Editor for Little, Brown Books for Young Readers. She edits children’s books for all ages, from picture books to young-adult novels, with some nonfiction mixed in.
Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the award-winning author of nearly 100 books for children. Her popular Biscuit book series, with more than fifty books, includes picture books, board books, e-books, and Apps.
Amie is an accomplished author, researcher, and photographer who has written more than fifty books for kids, has contributed to online and print media, and has worked as a consultant, writer, and editor for numerous educational publishing and assessment companies.
Ammi-Joan Paquette is the author of Princess Juniper of the Hourglass (Philomel, 2015), as well as the novels: Paradox (RH, 2014), Rules for Ghosting (Walker, 2013), and Nowhere Girl (Walker, 2011), and the picture books: Ghost in the House (Candlewick, 2013), Petey and Pru and the Hullabaloo (Clarion, 2013), The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Mermaids (Tanglewood, 2012), and The Tiptoe Guide to Tracking Fairies (Tanglewood, 2011).
We’re pleased to welcome Amy as a Teaching Assistant for this course. Amy Rose Capetta holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Her debut, Entangled, is a young-adult science-fiction novel, forthcoming from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt in 2013.
Andy is a writer, editor, and editorial consultant with a strong interest in sports, games, puzzles, and other nonfiction subjects. He has written books for many publishers, including Random House, Putnam, Workman, and Time-Life Books for Children
Andy is the science editor at Highlights magazine. He used to write about psychiatry and molecules at medical centers in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Galveston, Texas, but he hasn’t done that since he joined Highlights eighteen years ago.
Levine’s YA novel Freefall (Greenwillow/HarperCollins) won the Sydney Taylor Honor’s Award the same year that her picture book Jodie’s Hanukkah Dig won a Sydney Taylor Notable Award. Jodie has gone on to discover many new archaeological sites in Israel. Jodie’s Shabbat Surprise, the third in the series, will be out in Spring 2015.
Annie is the assistant editor at Highlights magazine. She began working here in 2011 as editorial intern and never left. She edits the “Crafts,” “Your Own Pages,” and “Fun This Month” features in the magazine, as well as special calls …
Artie has worked for more than 30 years with highly creative people, addressing challenges and opportunities facing more than 1,000 companies
Ashley Prine is currently the Art Director for the Interactive Media and Global Partnerships group at Highlights for Children. Ashley has more than twelve years of publishing experience in art direction and design, having worked on a variety of products from children’s educational textbooks to adult illustrated trade titles
We’re pleased to welcome Augusta as a Teaching Assistant for this course. Augusta grew up in a small town in Mississippi. She has since lived in North Carolina, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, California, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Florida—twice!
Barb Rosenstock loves true stories best. Her picture books include: The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero, illustrated by Terry Widener, The Noisy Paint Box, illustrated by Mary Grandpre, Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library, illustrated by John O’Brien, The …
Barbara Grzeslo is an Art Director for Boyds Mills Press, Calkin’s Creek, and WordSong. She came to Highlights with a broad and varied background—a full career in the corporate sector—culminating as Principle Designer at Digital Equipment Corporation; Creative Director of …
Barbara Jean Hicks is the author of five critically acclaimed and award-winning picture books that beg to be read aloud! She claims that editors who say they don’t like rhyme really mean they don’t like bad rhyme. And if a story wants to be told in rhyme, who is she to say no?