A.M. (Amanda) Jenkins is the author of six YA novels, including the Printz Honor Book Repossessed and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist Damage Other honors include a PEN/Phyllis Naylor Working Writer Fellowship, the Delacorte Press Prize for a …
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.
Alison Green Myers is a National Writing Fellow and Literacy Specialist. She specializes in connecting curriculum-driven instruction to creative writing and language work.
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.
Anne Ursu is the author of several books for young readers and is the 2013 recipient of the McKnight Fellowship in Children’s Literature. Anne’s latest novel, The Real Boy, is an Indie Next pick and was on the 2013 longlist for the National Book Award, and was listed as a best book of the year by Bulletin for the Center of Children’s Books and New York Public Library.
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 …
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
Ashley Wolff has been a visual artist since she declared herself one at the age of five. She grew up in Middlebury, Vermont, and holds a BFA from Rhode Island School of Design. Ashley is the author and/or illustrator of over sixty children’s picture books, including Baby Bear Sees Blue, Stella and Roy Go Camping, Baby Beluga, and the beloved Miss Bindergarten series. She works in a variety of media and is eager to share what she has discovered from thirty years of playing with color and light.
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 Kerley is the award-winning author of numerous nonfiction picture books, including The Extraordinary Mark Twain (According to Susy), a Publishers Weekly Best Children’s Books 2010 winner, Those Rebels, John and Tom, an NCTE Orbis Pictus Award Honor Book, and The World Is Waiting For You, a National Public Radio Great Reads 2013 winner.
Barbara Krasner received her MFA in Writing for Children & Young Adults from Vermont College in January 2006. She serves on the Association of Jewish Libraries’ prestigious Sydney Taylor Book Award committee.
Barry Furrow is a professor of health law at Drexel University School of Law. He is married to Donna Jo Napoli and has negotiated her contracts right from the start—that’s twenty-four years of experience with over seventy contracts, including contracts …
Betina has worked for over twenty years in the publishing, licensing, and nonprofit industries, and is now Editorial Director of the Interactive Media and Global Partnerships Department at Highlights for Children.
Bruce Degen is the cocreator 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 twenty-five years. The Magic School Bus is the well-known science series where the very unusual teacher, Ms. Frizzle, takes the class where no class has gone before, to explore topics in science.
Candace is an award-winning author of numerous books for children. She discovered the joy and music of children’s books by reading aloud to her two sons.
Caroline Ward, a recognized authority in the field of library services to youth, is the Coordinator of Youth Services at the Ferguson Library in Stamford Connecticut. A regular reviewer for School Library Journal, she chaired the 1990 Newbery Committee, and …
Carolyn is currently senior editor of Calkins Creek Books—the U.S. history imprint of Boyds Mills Press. Calkins Creek specializes in nonfiction and historical fiction picture books, chapter books, and novels. Carolyn is also the senior editor of history for Highlights for Children.
Carrie Ryan is the New York Times bestselling author of the Forest of Hands and Teeth trilogy and Infinity Ring: Divide and Conquer, as well as the editor of Foretold: 14 Tales of Prophecy and Prediction.
Catherine began her career at the National Geographic Society (NGS) in 1980, first as a researcher and writer working on NG World magazine (which was renamed NG KIDS magazine in 2001) and Books for Young Explorers. In 1995 she moved into her editing career and is now science editor for National Geographic KIDS and managing editor of NG Little Kids magazine (NGLK).