All Children’s Authors/Illustrators

  • Ross, Susan

    Author of MG novels Kiki and Jacques: A Refugee Story (Holiday House, 2015) about a Somali refugee girl and boy in Maine finding friendship, and Searching for Lottie (Holiday House, 2019), a contemporary mystery about a girl searching to discover the fate of the young violinist she was named after Read more [...]

  • Albee, Sarah

    Sarah Albee has written numerous nonfiction children’s books, including Why’d They Wear That? Fashion as the Mirror of History; Bugged: How Insects Changed History; and Poop Happened! A History of the World from the Bottom Up. Before Sarah began her career as a children’s book writer and editor, she was Read more [...]

  • Baratz-Logsted, Lauren

    Lauren Baratz-Logsted is the author of over 30 books for adults, teens and children, including the popular series for young readers, The Sisters 8, which she created with her husband and daughter. She still remembers watching the astronauts walk on the moon.

  • Cundy, David

    Animals Spell Love is David Cundy’s debut children’s book. David is a writer, graphic designer and educator with a lifelong commitment to arts and letters. He has designed type in New York and London, created graphics for many illustrious organizations, and taught at Yale. His studio overlooks the Town Green Read more [...]

  • Dana Meachen Rau

    Dana Meachen Rau is an author, artist, and editor. Over her almost twenty years working as a freelancer, she has published more than 350 books for children in a variety of genres—early readers, picture books, historical fiction, biographies, cookbooks, and nonfiction on scientific, historical, geographical, and other popular topics. She Read more [...]

  • DeKeyser, Stacy

    Stacy DeKeyser is the author of both fiction and nonfiction for young readers. Her books have been listed among the Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best, the Bank Street College of Education Best Books of the Year, Amazon Editors’ Picks, KIRKUS REVIEW’s New and Notable Books for Children, and Read more [...]

  • Freedman, Deborah

    Deborah Freedman was an architect once, but now she builds houses and worlds in picture books for children. She lives in Connecticut, in a colorful house near woods, a muddy river, and a large rock ridge. You can learn more about Deborah and her books—including Blue Chicken; The Story of Read more [...]

  • Gauthier, Gail

    Gail Gauthier is the author of eight children’s books, including The Hero of Ticonderoga, an ALA Notable Book, and the two volumes of the Hannah and Brandon Stories series, A Girl, a Boy, and a Monster Cat, and A Girl, a Boy, and Three Robbers, which were both selected as Read more [...]

  • Grodin, Elissa

    Married to actor Charles Grodin. Former book reviewer (Times Literary Supplement). Author of six children’s books, and two adult mystery novels. The third book in the mystery series to be published in 2017 by Cozy Cat Press. Elissa lives in Connecticut and New York City.

  • Grodzicki, Jenna

    Jenna lives in Connecticut with her husband, two crazy awesome kids, a cat named Pixie, and dog named Ozzy. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Boston College and a Master’s in Education from the University of New England. She is the author of I See Sea Food: Sea Creatures Read more [...]

  • Hood, Susan

    Susan Hood is the award-winning author of more than 200 books for young readers, including ADA’S VIOLIN: The Story of the Recycled Orchestra of Paraguay and SHAKING THINGS UP: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World. She is the recipient of the 2017 E.B. White Honor Award, the 2017 Christopher Read more [...]

  • Ieronimo, Christine

    I am the author of the picture book A Thirst For Home, A Story of Water Across the World Illustrated by Eric Velasquez, published by Bloomsbury Kids in 2014, and re-released in soft cover by Scholastic Education in 2016. It was recognized as a 2015 Notable Social Studies Book by The Read more [...]

  • Jane Sutcliffe

    Jane Sutcliffe is the author of over two dozen nonfiction books for young readers, including the picture book Will’s Words: How William Shakespeare Changed the Way You Talk. She lives on a farm in Tolland, CT with four goats and one very spoiled dog named Willy.

  • Janice Hechter

    Janice Hechter is an award winning children’s book illustrator and painter with a B.F.A. degree in Illustration from Carnegie Mellon University. Janice has exhibited her art in numerous galleries and museums throughout New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut and has illustrated four published picture books, and one which will be Read more [...]

  • Jennifer Thermes

    Jennifer Thermes is a children’s book author, illustrator, and map illustrator. Her books have received a Kirkus starred review, been included in several Bank Street College lists, and been recognized in 3×3 Magazine’s Children’s Illustration Annual. When not making art, Jennifer loves to read and work in her garden. She Read more [...]

  • Jerry Craft

    Jerry Craft has illustrated and/or written close to two dozen children’s books. His newest is a middle grade novel co-written with his two teenage sons, Jaylen & Aren Craft called: The Offenders: Saving the World While Serving Detention! — an action / adventure story designed to teach kids about the Read more [...]

  • Joyce Stengel

    I am a lifelong Connecticut resident. Personal interests include reading and writing, walking through woods and along beaches, and Reiki, a hands-on healing system.

  • Karlin Gray

    Karlin Gray is the author of NADIA: THE GIRL WHO COULDN’T SIT STILL, a nonfiction picture book on Olympian Nadia Comaneci. Her picture-book manuscript SERENA AND HER SISTERS won first prize in the Diversity contest and her picture-book manuscript MONSTER CHANGE won Honorable Mention at the 2013 Tassy Walden Read more [...]

  • Kayne, Sheryl

    I’m Sheryl Kayne, writer, adventurer, performer, educator, and public speaker. I’ve lived in Connecticut since age 19 and raised my children here as well. I literally began writing my first travel book, Immersion Travel USA, and creating the concept of Immersion Travel when I was in elementary school. My father Read more [...]

  • Lawler, Janet

    Janet Lawler writes fiction and nonfiction for children. Three of her sixteen books have appeared in the Scholastic Book Clubs, and two have been featured selections of the Children’s Book of the Month Club. Her first picture book, If Kisses Were Colors, has been translated into Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, and Korean. Her Read more [...]

  • Leslie Bulion

    Leslie Bulion mines her background in science to inform her award-winning middle-grade novels and gruesomely funny science poetry. A former school social worker with a graduate degree in oceanography, Leslie has written and edited for the education market, national magazines and the internet. She gives presentations to students, educators and Read more [...]

  • Littman, Sarah Darer

    Sarah Darer Littman is the critically acclaimed author of Backlash; Want to Go Private?; Life, After; Purge; and Confessions of a Closet Catholic, winner of the Sydney Taylor Book Award. Her latest books include Charmed I’m Sure, a humorous MG from S & S Aladdin, and In Case You Missed Read more [...]

  • Marchi, Jason

    JASON J. MARCHI made his first professional sale, a poem, to Amazing Stories in 1988. Since then he has sold over 800 articles, stories, poems, and essays to magazines and newspapers, and received over a dozen writing awards; most recently from the Association of American Publishers REVERE Awards, Literary Classics, Read more [...]

  • Merritt, Donna Marie

    Donna Marie Merritt is the author of six poetry books, most recently No Winter Maintenance: Pass At Your Own Risk (2017, YBK), along with We Walk Together (2015, Beech Hill Publishing) and Her House and Other Poems (2013, Stairwell Books). She is also the author of the Poetry for Tough Times Read more [...]

  • Mozer, Stacy

    Stacy Barnett Mozer is a third grade teacher and a mom. She started writing books when a class of students told her that there was no way that a real author who wrote real books could possibly revise their work as much as she asked them to revise. She’s been Read more [...]

  • Page McBrier Morrison

    Page McBrier is a teaching artist, writing consultant, and the author of over 40 books for young readers. Her award-winning picture book, Beatrice’s Goat, is based on the true story of a young Ugandan girl who realized her dream of attending school after receiving a dairy goat from Heifer International Read more [...]

  • Pegi Deitz Shea

    A two-time winner of the Connecticut Book Award, with books recommended by the International Reading Association, National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of the Social Studies, American Library Association, Junior Library Guild and other organizations, author and teacher Pegi Deitz Shea has published more than 400 articles, stories, Read more [...]

  • Priebe, Gigi

    Gigi Priebe is the author of The Adventures of Henry Whiskers and its sequel, The Long Way Home. Published by Simon & Schuster, these early middle grade books appeal to boys and girls ages 6 – 10. With a background in early childhood education, Gigi has spent most of her adult life focused on Read more [...]

  • Rossiter, Nan

    New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Nan Rossiter grew up in Pelham, New York. Some of her earliest memories include riding a green stingray bike—complete with banana seat and sissy bar—to the Pelham Library which, at the time, was a tiny, cave-like space tucked beneath Hutchinson Elementary School. Read more [...]

  • Sandra Horning

    Sandra Horning writes picture books and beginning readers. Her love of family, friends, and nature inspires much of her writing. She lives in the Quiet Corner of Connecticut with her family, six chickens, and three ducks. Visit Sandra at

  • Sposito, Mike

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    I have worked in education for over a decade. My love for teaching and learning is brought to life in the books I create for Spowerks. Inspired by my son Michael, my stories combine my two favorite things: reading with my children and watching their imaginations run free! Spowerks provides Read more [...]

  • Thorson, Robert M.

    Resident author of seven books, most recently, The Guide to Walden Pond, published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on March 13, 2018.    

  • Wisnewski, Andrea

    Andrea Wisnewski is the creator of A Cottage Garden Alphabet (Godine, 2003) and Little Red Riding Hood (Godine, 2016), as well as a regular contributor to Cricket and other children’s magazines. She and her husband live in Connecticut where they operate Running Rabbit Press, which specializes in illustration, printing, and Read more [...]

  • Young, Karen Romano

    Karen Romano Young is the author of nearly 30 books for young people, including novels, graphic novels, nonfiction, and graphic nonfiction, some of which she also illustrated. She is the creator of the science comics Humanimal Doodles and #AntarcticLog and a science communications consultant who frequently goes into the field Read more [...]