Faculty

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, >>

Ashley Wolff

Ashley Wolff has been a visual artist since she declared herself one at the age of five. She grew up >>

Aubrey Poole

Aubrey Poole is an editor at Hachette’s JIMMY Patterson Books imprint, acquiring middle grade and young adult projects. She is >>

Carmen Oliver

Carmen Oliver is the author of picture book Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies about which Kirkus said, “Children will >>

Carol Hinz

Carol Hinz is Editorial Director of Millbrook Press, a division of Lerner Publishing Group, Inc. She oversees and edits a >>

Carolyn P. Yoder

Carolyn is currently senior editor of Calkins Creek Books—the U.S. history imprint of Boyds Mills Press. Calkins Creek specializes in >>

Cecilia Yung
Cecilia Yung

Cecilia Yung is art director and vice president at Penguin Books for Young Readers where she oversees illustration and design >>

Channing Kaiser
Channing Kaiser

Channing Kaiser is the editorial assistant at Highlights magazine. An alumna of the University of Pittsburgh and New York University’s >>

Chris Tebbetts

Chris Tebbetts is the author and co-author of many books for young readers. Titles include the #1 New York Times >>

Christine Heppermann

Christine Heppermann is the author of Poisoned Apples: Poems for You, My Pretty, which was selected as a 2014 Best >>

Cindy Kane
Cindy Kane

Cindy Kane began her career editing children’s books, rising to the position of Editorial Director at Dial Books for Young >>

Clara Gillow Clark
Clara Gillow Clark

Clara Gillow Clark is a critically acclaimed author of six novels of historical fiction for middle grade readers. In addition >>

Cori McCarthy
Cori McCarthy

Cori McCarthy is the author of four young adult novels: The Color of Rain, Breaking Sky, You Were Here, and >>