Worked for the following publishing clients as an author, ghostwriter, or freelance editor: Scholastic, HarperCollins, Clarion, Disney, Henry Holt, National Geographic, Quarto, and Little, Brown. (My pen name is Amy Edgar.) I've also edited picture books for self-published authors.
Over the course of a semester, coach students in developing a picture book project in order to hone their writing skills.
Worked as an editor at this boutique illustrators' agency. Helped develop projects and support and promote illustrators.
Launched the MathStart (picture book) series and edited 30 titles. Edited many titles in the Lets-Read-and-Find-Out Science series. Edited a variety of picture books, chapter books, and middle grade novels.
From New York Times bestselling illustrator Christine Davenier and bestselling author Amy E. Sklansky comes this utterly charming, silly, and irresistible read-aloud that sends the little piggies from everyone's favorite nursery rhyme off to the beach. Following the rhythm and rhyme scheme of the original (This little piggy went to market..), young children get to follow along as the five pigg... read more
Open your eyes and celebrate a dazzling world of colors in this imaginative rhyming board book with colorful tiered pages and a clever die-cut shape that looks just like a rainbow!My Rainbow Surprise is sure to delight curious readers of all ages with its irresistible rainbow theme, rhyming text, foil title, and eye-catching illustrations by the talented Anna Dunn. A chunky, satisfying novelty... read more
Read and find out all about eggs -- and how baby chicks grow inside of them. Learn how chicks develop,how they get the food they need to grow, and how a mother hen helps keep them safe in this simple introduction to the life cycle of a baby chick.
Each day is a chance to open our hearts.Let love lead the way -- that's how it all starts!!Celebrate your little sweet heart in this imaginative rhyming novelty book with colorful tiered pages and a clever die-cut shape that looks just like a heart!Sweet Hearts is sure to delight curious readers of all ages with its irresistible Valentine's Day theme, rhyming text, and eye-catching illustratio... read more
Your scent is so delightful, Like cinnamon and spice. Each time I kiss your tender cheekI have to kiss it twice.This oh-so-sweet tribute to adorable babies evokes the warmth and comfort of a delicious piece of yummy pumpkin pie. Amy Sklansky's delightful rhyming text makes this new board book the perfect read aloud to show little ones just how much they are loved.
Amy Sklansky and Stacey Schuett give young explorers the moon and stars and beyond! The mysteries of the universe and the science of space exploration are perennialy popular subjects, and Out of This World is a wonderful introduction. Amy Sklansky has written evocative poems about planets and stars and rockets and moon landings and satellites. Each poem is supported by additional facts and exp... read more
Your smile is sweet as frosting.Your snuggle can't be beat.Your kiss is irresistibleAnd makes each day complete.From their sugar-sweet smiles to their scrumptious little toes, babies are as irresistible as frosting-covered cupcakes! Amy Sklansky's delightful rhyming text makes this new board book the perfect read aloud to show little ones just how much they are loved. With artwork from talente... read more
A spirited celebration of dogs"My tail won’t stop its wagging.My rear end has an ache.Back and forth and back and forth–It never takes a break!"Dogs. Dogs. Dogs. Big dogs, small dogs, cowboy dogs, and even astrodogs! In poems that bounce and spill and shoot off into space (just like their subjects!) and stunning hand-beaded pictures that capture the true nature of man’s best friend, this delig... read more
Just like wind and kites, a pail and a shovel, and the moon and stars -- whatever the season, Daddy and child go together in this sweet Father's Day paperback for young readers!We go togetherLike honey and bees,like peanut butter and jelly,like hide and seek.Whatever the weather,We go together.Read along as daddies and children play through the seasons in this simple story of love between pare... read more
Jack o' lanternJack o' light.Jack o' darkness.Jack o' night.A spirited collection of Halloween poems guaranteed to tickle the funny boneThrillsome, shocking, bewitching-Halloween! It's the only night of the year where a being can truly be . . . itself! But Halloween's not just for goblins. Read along and see for yourself as bats, witches, daring adventurers, even ordinary kids (especially ordi... read more
In this Level 2 reader series, Molly loves animals! In this first book, she helps an adorable puppy who gets stuck outside in a storm. Then the puppy gives her a magic charm bracelet! Now Molly can hear animals talking! She soon finds out that the muddy puppy doesn't have a name or a home. Can Molly help her new friend? Is there a magical surprise for Molly in the end? *A real charm bracelet i... read more
In this Level 2 reader series, a magic charm bracelet lets Molly speak to animals! In this book, Molly helps her best friend, Lexie, choose a new pet. Lexie can only pick one. Molly talks to the animals to try to find the perfect pet. But then Lexie meets two adorable bunnies. Can Molly use her charm bracelet to help BOTH bunnies find a home? And is there a magical surprise for Molly in the en... read more
In this Level 2 reader series, a magic charm bracelet lets Molly speak to animals! In the third book, Molly's bracelet is missing! Molly and her best friend, Lexie, look everywhere for it. Also, the girls notice that Molly's pet cat, Stella, isn't acting like herself. They are worried about her. But without Molly's bracelet, Stella can't tell Molly what's wrong. Can Molly find the bracelet in ... read more
Ariel is tired of living under the sea-she wants to be a human and walk on the land. She gets her chance after making a deal with an evil sea witch, but something's fishy! Can Flounder, Sebastian
The complete retelling of favorite Disney movies in a true read-aloud style.
Book by Amy Edgar
A Tab Book: seven spreads with characters on each tab so little hands can easily turn to their favorite rhyme or hummable.
Drawing on more than 350 photos from LIFE Magazine, a look back at the last century captures the most important events of this time and includes essays from nine notable children's authors. 250,000 first printing.
Featuring such special guests as a hot-air balloonist and an expert sand-castle builder, a wonderful activity book from the popular TV program shows kids how to make a pine-cone bird feeder, pack a picnic, create a post heap, and much more. Original. 35,000 first printing.
Perfect for tour planning and on-the-ground use, this guide will prove indispensable on any expedition to explore Civil War history in America. Packed with color photographs, more than 600 historic battlefield and additional Civil War related sites, walking tours, 50 detailed maps, and the collective expertise of Civil War historians and dozens of park service experts, this handy, practical gu... read more
Elephants, rabbits, and birds shop in this funny grocery store. Can you guess what the little rabbit wants more of? Munchy, crunchy carrots, of course! And fewer of? Squirmy worms and chewy peanuts (yuck!). So why is his mother buying all those cans of worms?
Named a Best Children's Science Book of the Year by Science Books & Films, this classic picture book follows a full year of growth and change for robins: how the birds develop inside their eggs during the spring; how they mature into fledglings in the summer; how they learn to fly in the fall; and how they leave for warmer climates in winter—only to return when spring comes around again.Now re... read more
Twins Alexander and Sophia, along with the edition of their little brother, play at the park like any other day. Unexpectedly, a fluffy friend joins them for a day of fun and mirth. This story explores the value of friendship, trying one’s best at new activities and the treasure in remembering a wonderful day. The Lonely Cloud is recommended for ages 3 to 7 years.
Tom's Special Thanksgiving Day children's story is a delicious, original Thanksgiving holiday story about a turkey named Tom. The farmer has planned a surprise for Tom, and they only tell the turkey it's his special day. Through coincidence, Tom has an animated day running around the farm, until he finds out the meaning of why his day is special. It concludes with a wonderful, heartwarming and... read more
This book takes readers on a journey with a premature baby named Kylo. Born weighing just 1 pound 3 ounces, Kylo may be small but that doesn’t stop him from being super! He’ll have to stay in the NICU (Neonatal Intensive Care Unit), which is way different from mommy’s belly until he’s big and strong enough to go home. But adventure and growth await him during his hospital stay. This story foll... read more
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Experienced editor of middle grade, YA, and picture books. I specialize in stories that are candid, quirky, and full of compassion.
I'm a professional editor, writer, and poet. Assisting others with their writing and creative endeavors is extremely meaningful to me.