Leonard Marcus is a rare bird: a renowned historian and critic and one of the children’s book world’s liveliest writers and speakers. Leonard is one of the most trusted critics in the field. His incisive book reviews appeared in every issue of Parenting magazine magazine for 21 years. He currently reviews for The New York Times Book Review, among other publications and writes “Sight Reading”, a regular column on illustrated books for The Horn Book. Leonard is a three-time judge of the New York Times Best Illustrated Books of the Year prize, a standing member of The Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award committee, and was a judge of the 1996 National Book Awards. He has curated exhibitions on children’s books and their illustration at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, where is also a founding trustee. He and his wife, the picture-book artist Amy Schwartz, live with their son Jacob in Brooklyn, New York. To read more about Leonard, visit www.leonardmarcus.com.