Elizabeth Bennett

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Boston, MA, USA

Seasoned children's book editor w/ extensive experience developing picture books, early chapter books, middle grade, non-fiction and more!

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I'm a creative, collaborative, seasoned children's book editor with extensive experience developing picture books, board books, novelties, early readers, chapter books, and non-fiction. I've worked with brands from Disney, to Nick, Dreamworks, Jim Henson and Hasbro and have held positions at Scholastic, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Readers Digest and Tiger Tales. Looking forward to helping you make your work sing!

Languages
English (US)
Fiction
Children's - Middle Grade
Children's Picture Books
Comics & Graphic Novels
Non-Fiction
Children's Books (Non-Fiction)

Work experience

Agent

Transatlantic Agency
May, 2017 – Present (over 1 year)

I represent a wide range of picture book, middle grade, and YA authors. Collaborative partner focused on editorial development and career success!

Executive Editor

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
August, 2014 – April, 2017 (over 2 years)

As Executive Editor at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, I oversaw the stewardship of classic brands including Curious George, Gossie and Friends, Little Blue Truck, and The Little Prince. I expanded the footprint of the company's rich backlist through innovative formats, grew existing brands with on-trend titles, acquired creative new titles, and on-boarded several new partnerships. I was also responsible for starting an IP program, launching new series and titles inspired by media and educational trends.

Portfolio (8 selected works)

Curious George Sight Words: 10-Book Reading Program

H. A. Rey

The Curious George Sight Words boxed set helps children practice fundamental reading skills with the help of their favorite curious monkey. Included are ten books developed by the literacy experts at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that feature 50 essential Pre-K through 1st grade sight words, practice flashcards, a word tracker chart with stickers to mark new word progress, and a parent guide with ... read more

The Curious George Sight Words boxed set helps children practice fundamental reading skills with the help of their favorite curious monkey. Included are ten books developed by the literacy experts at Houghton Mifflin Harcourt that feature 50 essential Pre-K through 1st grade sight words, practice flashcards, a word tracker chart with stickers to mark new word progress, and a parent guide with ... read more

Life Hacks for Kids

Sunny Keller

Life Hacks for Kids, a top-rated YouTube show starring Sunny Keller, comes alive in the pages of this completely original and unique book. Packed with 35 popular "hacks" from the show, plenty of original photographs, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the creation of the show, this book is sure to be a hit with fans of the show as well as kids who love to make something out of nothing. Hacks in... read more

Life Hacks for Kids, a top-rated YouTube show starring Sunny Keller, comes alive in the pages of this completely original and unique book. Packed with 35 popular "hacks" from the show, plenty of original photographs, and behind-the-scenes glimpses of the creation of the show, this book is sure to be a hit with fans of the show as well as kids who love to make something out of nothing. Hacks in... read more

Overboard! (Survivor Diaries)

Terry Lynn Johnson

A high-stakes adventure series perfect for fans of the I Survived series and Hatchet. Eleven-year-old Travis and his family are on a whale watch off the coast of Washington when disaster strikes. The boat capsizes, throwing everyone into the ice-cold chaotic waves. Separated from their families and struggling to stay afloat, Travis and twelve-year-old Marina must use all of their grit and know... read more

A high-stakes adventure series perfect for fans of the I Survived series and Hatchet. Eleven-year-old Travis and his family are on a whale watch off the coast of Washington when disaster strikes. The boat capsizes, throwing everyone into the ice-cold chaotic waves. Separated from their families and struggling to stay afloat, Travis and twelve-year-old Marina must use all of their grit and know... read more

Keep Curious and Carry a Banana: Words of Wisdom from the World of Curious George

H. A. Rey

For more than seventy-five years, the world of Curious George has delighted readers with its playful charm and deceptively simple wisdom. Fans of the Keep Calm and Carry On craze will find comfort in this Georgified version of the popular book format. Each inspiration is humorously accompanied by an illustration from the original works of H. A. Rey’s Curious George books. Sure to make readers ... read more

For more than seventy-five years, the world of Curious George has delighted readers with its playful charm and deceptively simple wisdom. Fans of the Keep Calm and Carry On craze will find comfort in this Georgified version of the popular book format. Each inspiration is humorously accompanied by an illustration from the original works of H. A. Rey’s Curious George books. Sure to make readers ... read more

Lights, Camera, Cook! (Next Best Junior Chef)

Charise Mericle Harper

A zesty series for fans of kids' cooking competitions! It's “lights, camera, cook!” for four tween contestants—energetic Tate, charming Rae, worldly Caroline, and hyper-competitive Oliver—who are all about to enter a televised cooking competition. What will the kids cook up? How will they all get along on- and off-camera? Which junior chef will have the grit—and maybe the grits—to make it thro... read more

A zesty series for fans of kids' cooking competitions! It's “lights, camera, cook!” for four tween contestants—energetic Tate, charming Rae, worldly Caroline, and hyper-competitive Oliver—who are all about to enter a televised cooking competition. What will the kids cook up? How will they all get along on- and off-camera? Which junior chef will have the grit—and maybe the grits—to make it thro... read more

It's Ramadan, Curious George

H. A. Rey, Hena Khan

It's the first day of Ramadan, and George is celebrating with his friend Kareem and his family. George helps Kareem with his first fast and joins in the evening celebration of tasting treats and enjoying a special meal. Then, George helps make gift baskets to donate to the needy, and watches for the crescent moon with the man in the yellow hat. Finally George joins in the Eid festivities to ma... read more

It's the first day of Ramadan, and George is celebrating with his friend Kareem and his family. George helps Kareem with his first fast and joins in the evening celebration of tasting treats and enjoying a special meal. Then, George helps make gift baskets to donate to the needy, and watches for the crescent moon with the man in the yellow hat. Finally George joins in the Eid festivities to ma... read more

Bob Books Sight Words: Kindergarten

Lynn Maslen Kertell

From the Best-Selling learning to read series, Bob Books, comes Sight Words: KindergartenSight words are common words that appear again and again in your children's reading material. Knowing these words "by sight" is essential for reading fluency. This set provides practice at the beginning reading level, and introduces 30 of the most common and easy sight words.Our method makes the process of... read more

From the Best-Selling learning to read series, Bob Books, comes Sight Words: KindergartenSight words are common words that appear again and again in your children's reading material. Knowing these words "by sight" is essential for reading fluency. This set provides practice at the beginning reading level, and introduces 30 of the most common and easy sight words.Our method makes the process of... read more

Little Blue Truck's Halloween

Alice Schertle

Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too? With the delightful rhymes and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of festive costumes, fall colors, and... read more

Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too? With the delightful rhymes and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of festive costumes, fall colors, and... read more

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Sarah Sommer

Elizabeth was professional and respectfully critical- appropriate for an editorial assessment. Appreciated the honest feedback.

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Sarah Sommer, November 2018

Elizabeth Bennett

Thanks Sarah, it was a pleasure working with you!

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Michelle Orrelle

Elizabeth is a thoughtful professional. I enjoyed working with her as she gave me useful advice that should help me improve and get closer to my goal of being a published author.

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Michelle Orrelle, September 2018


Rosanne Bowman

Elizabeth gave me some interesting things to think about in her editorial assessment, and she pointed out several things that were valuable feedback.

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Rosanne Bowman, June 2018


Mick Wannenmacher

Very good

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Mick Wannenmacher, June 2018


Olivia Levenson

Elizabeth is wonderful to work with. She is clear, thorough, and transparent. There's no overpromise or fluff - and her communication is great. We'll certainly be working with her again in the future!

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Olivia Levenson, May 2018

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