Faculty

Carmen OliverMeet Carmen OliverAuthor

Carmen Oliver is the author of the picture book Bears Make the Best Reading Buddies of which Kirkus said, “Children >>

Chris TebbettsMeet Chris TebbettsAuthor

Chris Tebbetts is the author and co-author of many books for young readers. Titles include the #1 New York Times >>

Mitali PerkinsMeet Mitali PerkinsAuthor

Mitali Perkins has written many novels for young readers, including Rickshaw Girl (chosen by the New York Public Library as one of >>

Grace LinMeet Grace LinAuthor

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

Emily Jenkins
Emily Jenkins

Emily Jenkins writes YA, middle grade and books for the very young.  Her nineteen picture books include A Greyhound, A Groundhog, >>

Emma Dryden
Emma D. Dryden

Emma D. Dryden founded drydenbks LLC (www.drydenbks.com), a premiere children’s editorial & publishing consultancy firm, after 25 years experience as >>

Emma Otheguy
Emma Otheguy

Emma Otheguy is the author of the bilingual picture book Martí’s Song for Freedom (Lee & Low, 2017) about Cuban >>

Floyd Cooper
Floyd Cooper

Floyd Cooper is the Coretta Scott King award-winning illustrator of more than 60 books for children. Floyd started his career >>

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 >>