Meet Harold UnderdownEditor

Harold is an author and independent children’s book editor who works with authors and publishers. Harold enjoys teaching, and in that role >>

Junko YokotaMeet Junko YokotaEducator

Dr. Yokota is Professor Emeritus of Reading and Language at National Louis University (Chicago) and Director of the Center for Teaching through Children’s Books. She >>

Paul ZelinskyMeet Paul ZelinskyIllustrator

Paul O. Zelinsky’s illustrations have won wide acclaim and many awards. He received the Caldecott Medal for his retelling of Rapunzel, and three Caldecott Honors, for Hansel and Gretel, Rumpelstiltskin, and Swamp Angel, whose 2010 sequel Dust Devil was a New York Times Notable Book.

Kelly LightMeet Kelly LightAuthor/Illustrator

Kelly Light lives in New York but grew up down the shore in New Jersey surrounded by giant pink dinosaurs, >>

Suzanne Bloom

Suzanne Bloom is the author/illustrator of many books for children, including A Splendid Friend, Indeed, which received an inaugural Theodore >>

Tim Gillner

As an art director for Boyds Mills Press, Tim works on designing children’s books, ancillary products, and promotional materials. Tim >>

Tina Wexler

Tina Wexler is a literary agent at ICM Partners, representing authors in the children’s and adult marketplace, with a focus >>

Tracey Baptiste
Tracey Baptiste

Tracey Baptiste is a YA editor at Rosen Publishing where she works on all kinds of nonfiction books for kids. >>

Uma Krishnaswami

Uma Krishnaswami is the author of more than twenty books for children, from picture books through novels for young readers. >>

Varian Johnson
Varian Johnson

Varian Johnson is the author of six novels, including the Jackson Greene middle-grade series. The first novel in the series, >>