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, >>

A.M. Jenkins
A.M. Jenkins

A.M. (Amanda) Jenkins is the author of six YA novels, including the Printz Honor Book Repossessed and the Los Angeles >>

Adriana Dominguez
Adriana Domínguez

Adriana Domínguez has twenty years of experience in publishing. Prior to becoming an agent, she was Executive Editor at HarperCollins >>

Aimee Bissonette
Aimée M. Bissonette

Aimée M. Bissonette, JD, has worked as a lawyer, teacher, and writer since 1987. Through Little Buffalo Law & Consulting, >>

Alison Green Myers
Alison Green Myers

Alison Green Myers wanted to join the circus. She wanted to train tigers. She wanted to jump through fire. She >>

Alison Weiss
Alison Weiss

Alison Weiss is an editor at Sky Pony Press (and for six-and-a-half years before that was an editor at Egmont). >>

Alma Fullerton

Alma Fullerton was born in Ottawa, Ontario, as one of seven children. Her dad was in the military so they >>

An Na
An Na

An Na was born in South Korea and grew up in San Diego, California. She is the author of three >>

Andrea Tompa
Andrea Tompa

Andrea Tompa is a senior editor at Candlewick Press, where she has worked for the past thirteen years and where >>

Andrew Karre
Andrew Karre

Andrew is executive editor at Dutton Books for Young Readers, an imprint of Penguin Random House, focusing on YA and >>

Angela Modany
Angela Modany

Angela Modany is an associate editor at National Geographic Kids Books. She started at National Geographic Kids as an editorial >>

Anne Ursu
Anne Ursu

Anne Ursu is the author of several books for young readers and is the 2013 recipient of the McKnight Fellowship >>

Ashley Hope Pérez
Ashley Hope Pérez

Ashley Hope Pérez is the author of three novels: Out of Darkness (2015), The Knife and the Butterfly (2012), and >>