Children's Books


Mark Siegel

Mark Siegel

Mark is the author and illustrator of several award-winning picture books and graphic novels, including SeadogsLong Night MoonTo DanceMoving House, and Sailor Twain, which author John Irving called “a gripping novel with compelling characters, enhanced by haunting, erotically charged artwork.”  Mark’s latest project is the collaborative graphic novel Worlds, an epic science-fiction series for young readers. The New York Times Book Review hails it as “ . . . a bang-zoom start to a series that promises to be epic in both the classical and internet senses of the word. . . this is a capital-S Saga.”


Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draper

Sharon M. Draper is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling author. She has been honored as the National Teacher of the Year, is a five-time winner of the Coretta Scott King Literary Awards, and her novel Out of my Mind stayed on the NYT list for almost two years. Blended, her latest novel, has been on the New York Times bestseller list for 10 weeks.

Danica Novgorodoff

Danica Novgorodoff

Danica Novgorodoff is an artist, writer, graphic designer, and horse wrangler from Louisville, KY, currently living in Brooklyn, New York. Her books include A Late Freeze, Slow Storm, Refresh, Refresh (included in Best American Comics 2011), and The Undertaking of Lily Chen. Her art and writing has been published in Best American Comics, Artforum, Esquire, VQR, Slate, Orion, Seneca Review, Ecotone Journal, and many others.

Katie Yamasaki

Katie Yamasaki

Katie Yamasaki is a celebrated muralist and children’s book author/illustrator and teacher. She has illustrated Honda, The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars (Lee and Low); Lifelines, the Black Book of Proverbs (Broadway Books/Random House). She has written and illustrated Fish for Jimmy (Holiday House), YAMA (Lee & Low), When the Cousins Came (Holiday House), a Kirkus best of 2018.  Her latest picture book, Everything that Naomi Loved, is forthcoming with Norton Young Readers.
 

George O’Connor

George O’Connor

George O’Connor’s is the New York Times bestselling author of the Olympians series (First Second Books). 

Ian Lendler

Ian Lendler

Ian Lendler is the author of the acclaimed Stratford Zoo graphic novel series illustrated by Zack Giallongo, the picture books, Undone Fairy Tale, Saturday, and One Day A Dot, Little Sid, and The Absolutely Positively No Princess Book, the non-fiction book, Alcoholica Esoterica. He newest middle grade non-fiction book, The First Dinosaur, is forthcoming from Simon & Schuster.
 

Jorge Aguirre

Jorge Aguirre

Jorge Aguirre is a writer and TV producer who has written for Disney, Nickelodeon, PBS, and others. 

Marc Favreau

Marc Favreau

Marc Favreau is the co-author of Remembering Slavery: African Americans Talk About Their Experiences in Slavery and Emancipation, a New York Times Notable Book that was also companion to a NPR documentary produced by the Smithsonian Institution. Remembering Slavery sold over 50,000 copies, and was the subject of widespread acclaim and media attention, in syndicated columns, public radio affiliates nationwide, and on national television (including a segment on Nightline with Ted Koppel).

Sara Varon

Sara Varon

Sara Varon is a printmaker, graphic novelist, and children's book author/illustrator living in Brooklyn.  Her books include Odd Duck, Bake Sale, Robot Dreams, Chicken & Cat, and Chicken & Cat Clean Up, and the forthcoming Hold Hands picture book and the Sweet Pea middle grade graphic novel detective series from First Second Books.  Her work has received many accolades including: Best Children's Books of 2013 by Kirkus Reviews for Odd Duck, YALSA Great Graphic Novel for 2012 for Bake Sale. Robot Dreams was a Texas Bluebonnet Award winner for 2008, Oprah's Kids' Reading List in 2008, Publisher's Weekly 150 Best Books of the Year, The American Library Association awards Notable Children's Book, named an NCTE Notable Book in the Language Arts, Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of the year, a Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon title. Chicken and Cat was a 3x3 Magazine’s Silver Medalist for 2006, and a Parents' Choice Foundation Silver Medal for the Picture Book.

Natasha Tarpley

Natasha Tarpley

Natasha Tarpley is the author of the best-selling picture book, I Love My Hair!, as well as other acclaimed titles for children and adults.