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, >>

Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett is the author of many books for children—mostly picture books. Her stories, such as Vampire Baby; Not Norman, >>

Kelly Light
Kelly Light

Kelly Light lives in New York but grew up down the shore in New Jersey surrounded by giant pink dinosaurs, >>

Kelly Starling Lyons
Kelly Starling Lyons

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

Kevin Lewis
Kevin Lewis

Kevin Lewis is an agent at the Erin Murphy Literary Agency. A twenty year veteran of children’s publishing; Kevin Lewis >>

Kristen Simmons
Kristen Simmons

Kristen Simmons is the critically acclaimed author of the Article 5 series, The Glass Arrow, Metaltown, and Pacifica.She has worked >>

Kristy Dempsey
Kristy Dempsey

Kristy Dempsey grew up in South Carolina and now works as a teacher-librarian in Belo Horizonte, Brazil, a bustling city >>

Lamar Giles
Lamar Giles

Lamar Giles writes novels and short stories for teens and adults. He is the author of the 2015 Edgar® Award Nominee Fake ID, the 2016 Edgar® >>

Larry Dane Brimner
Larry Dane Brimner

Larry Dane Brimner is the author of more than 200 fiction and nonfiction books for children. He is best known >>

Laura Ruby

Laura Ruby is the author of the YA novel Bone Gap, a National Book Award Finalist and winner of the Michael >>

Laura Sibson
Laura Sibson

Raised in the Baltimore suburbs, Laura moved to Philadelphia for her undergraduate degree and then to Virginia and Texas for >>

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 >>