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 >>

Laurie Calkhoven
Laurie Calkhoven

Laurie Calkhoven is the author of more than 50 books for young readers ranging from award-winning nonfiction early readers to >>

Leah Henderson
Leah Henderson

Leah Henderson has always loved getting lost in stories. When she is not scribbling down her characters’ adventures, she is >>

Leda Schubert

Leda Schubert is the author of ten picture books, both fiction and non-fiction. Titles include Listen: How Pete Seegar Got >>

Leslie Helakoski

Leslie Helakoski is the author and sometimes illustrator of 12 picture books. Her newest additions are Ready Or Not, Woolbur >>

Linda Epstein
Linda Epstein

Linda Epstein is an agent at Emerald City Literary. She represents picture books, middle grade and young adult novels, and >>

Lindsay Barrett George

Lindsay Barrett George was born in the West Indies and grew up in New Jersey. She received a BFA degree >>

Lisa Cinelli
Lisa Cinelli

Lisa Cinelli is an award-winning painter, childrenʼs book author/illustrator and a Teaching Artist. She is happiest exploring story ideas, experimenting >>

Marie O'Neill
Marie O’Neill

Marie O’Neill is Creative Director for editorial at Highlights for Children, where she leads the overall design sensibility for all children’s products published or licensed under the Highlights brand and its imprints.

Marilisa Jiménez García
Marilisa Jiménez García

Marilisa Jiménez García is an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in Latino/a literature and culture. Particularly interested in the intersections of race, >>

Mary Winn Heider
Mary Winn Heider

Mary Winn Heider is the author of the upcoming debut middle grade book The Mortification of Fovea Munson from Disney/Hyperion >>

Matthew Cordell
Matthew Cordell

Matthew Cordell has illustrated many books for children including works of poetry, novels, and picture books including The Only Fish >>

Melanie Hall
Melanie Hall

Melanie is a children’s book illustrator, fine artist, and college professor. She has called the Hudson Valley home for more >>