Faculty

Anna-Marie McLemoreMeet Anna-Marie McLemoreAuthor

Anna-Marie McLemore (she/her) was born in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains and taught by her family to hear >>

Mike CuratoMeet Mike CuratoAuthor/Illustrator

Mike Curato is the author and illustrator of everyone’s favorite polka-dotted elephant, Little Elliot. His debut title, Little Elliot, Big >>

Kelly Starling LyonsMeet Kelly Starling LyonsAuthor

Kelly Starling Lyons is a children’s book author whose mission is to transform moments, memories and history into stories of >>

Jessica EcheverriaMeet Jessica EcheverriaEditor

Jessica Echeverria is an editor at Lee & Low Books, an independent children’s book publisher focusing on diversity. Over the >>

poetry faculty
Georgia Heard

Georgia Heard received her M.F.A. in poetry writing from Columbia University. She is a founding member of the Teachers College >>

Grace Lin
Grace Lin

Before Grace Lin was an award-winning and NY Times bestselling author/illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels, >>

Grace Maccarone
Grace Maccarone

Grace Maccarone is executive editor at Holiday House, where she works on picture books and I Like to Read® Books >>

Gwendolyn Hooks
Gwendolyn Hooks

Gwendolyn Hooks is the author of 20 books for children. She writes both fiction and nonfiction to encourage children to >>

Hannah Barnaby
Hannah Barnaby

Hannah Barnaby worked as a children’s book editor, independent bookseller, and book reviewer before becoming the first children’s writer-in-residence at >>

Hannah Bersee
Hannah Bersee

Hannah is the editorial assistant for Highlights and High Five magazines. She joined the magazine team in 2017 after graduating >>

Harold Underdown
Harold Underdown

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

Heather Alexander
Heather Alexander

Heather is an independent book editor with ten years of experience working with authors and artists in children’s book publishing >>

Heidi Stemple
Heidi Stemple

Heidi didn’t want to be a writer when she grew up. In fact, after she graduated from college, she became >>

Jan Cheripko
Jan Cheripko

Jan Cheripko is the author of seven books for children and young adults, including the award-winning YA novel, Imitate the >>

Jan Fields

Jan Fields had her first brush with educational publishing when an editor happened upon her webpage and asked if she’d >>

Jennifer Jacobson
Jennifer Jacobson

Jennifer is the author of many books for children including the early-reader series Andy Shane and the Very Bossy Dolores >>