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, >>

Cristina Moracho
Cristina Moracho

Cristina Moracho is the author of the novel Althea & Oliver (Viking Press) and has an MFA in Creative Writing >>

Cynthia Leitich Smith

Cynthia Leitich Smith is the New York Times and Publishers Weekly best-selling author of the award-winning Feral series, which includes >>

Darcy Pattison

Published in nine languages, children’s book author and writing teacher Darcy Pattison has been published with Harcourt, Philomel/Penguin, Harpercollins, Arbordale, >>

David Richardson
David Richardson

Besides working as a book buyer and accounts manager for The Blue Marble Children’s Bookstore, Dave Richardson is a former >>

David Saylor
David Saylor

David Saylor is vice-president and creative director for the Scholastic Trade Publishing Group and the founder of Scholastic’s ground-breaking graphic >>

Deborah Kovacs
Deborah Kovacs

Deborah Kovacs is editorial director of Walden Pond Press, a joint imprint of HarperCollins and Walden Media, specializing in middle-grade >>

Denise Fleming
Denise Fleming

Denise Fleming is the author/illustrator of many award-winning picture books. Fleming’s books are created in her signature style of pulp >>

Don Tate

Don Tate is an award-winning author, and the illustrator of numerous critically acclaimed books for children, including The Cart That Carried Martin >>

Donna Jo Napoli
Donna Jo Napoli

Donna Jo is an award-winning writer of children’s fiction, from picture books to young-adult novels. Her books have won the >>

Eileen Robinson

Eileen has helped many writers become first-time authors during her years at Scholastic. For almost ten years, she acquired, developed, >>

Eileen Spinelli
Eileen Spinelli

Eileen is an award-winning author and poet whose work includes the 1991 Christopher Award winner, Somebody Loves You, Mr. Hatch. >>

Elise Broach

Elise Broach is the author of twenty books for children, ranging from board books to young adult novels. Her middle-grade >>