I am a freelance editor/writer who operates out of Asheville, North Carolina. For seven years I ran Lark Books’ children’s division, which produced several bestselling books and series, including 101 Places You Gotta See Before You’re 12!, The Boo Boo Book, and My Very Favorite Art Book Series. Prior to that, I edited for Lark’s adult craft division. I am also the author of more than sixty titles for children and adults, including I Love a Book, White House Kids, and Out-of-This-World Astronomy.
I have worked for Sterling Publishing, Quarto, Lark Books, MoonDance Press, Hollan Publishing, and several other publishers and individual authors.
The only drawing book children need to become the artists they want to be!“This is a gold mine of information.”—Library Media Connection When children draw, they want to create an accurate likeness of the things they see. With this imaginative, informative, and amply illustrated guide, it's amazingly easy for kids to make their art dreams come true. The entertaining, hands-on lessons begin wit... read more
Have a rockin' time introducing children to Footloose, rewritten for children by the one and only Kenny Loggins himself.Time to cut loose! Have a rockin' time introducing children to the fun of Footloose, rewritten for children by the one and only Kenny Loggins. As a zookeeper named Jack joins the zoo animals in an all-night dance party, this new original story from Loggins is sure to get your... read more
Living in America's most famous residence might seem glamorous at first--it's the most fun place any kid could live! There's a bowling alley in the basement, chefs are always available to prepare whatever you're craving, and sometimes presidential aides will even help you with your homework! But life isn't always easy for the youngsters who call the White House home. They're always in the spot... read more
The newest in Alan Axelrod's celebrated CEO series examines Theodore Roosevelt--typically ranked among the top five US presidents by historians. Following in the vein of his popular Winston Churchill, CEO and Gandhi, CEO, Axelrod provides an unprecedented look at this much-studied figure. In an engaging, conversational style, Axelrod explores seven inspirational areas that characterize Rooseve... read more
At once inspirational, silly, and fun, I Love a Book is a lavishly illustrated picture book that celebrates reading and children’s marvelous capacity for enjoyment and imagination. Calling all kids who love nothing better than getting lost in a great book! This is our celebration of books, reading, and our imaginations. In I Love a Book , you'll get to see all different types of books and see ... read more
Poetry's hip, poetry's hot, and poetry's a blast with this cool, contemporary guide created in the same entertaining style as the popular In Print!Kids instinctively love poetry--its rhythm, its rhymes, and its playful transformation of ordinary language. And these days, such cutting-edge, youthful forms as rap, hip-hop, and slams have made poetry more relevant than ever. With its fun facts, e... read more
Let your children discover the works of poet Emily Dickinson in Poetry for Kids: Emily Dickinson.As the premier title in the Poetry for Kids series, Emily Dickinson introduces children to the works of poet Emily Dickinson. Poet, professor, and scholar Susan Snively has carefully chosen 35 poems of interest to children and their families. Each poem is beautifully illustrated by Christine Daveni... read more
A 2018 Notable Poetry Book for Children (National Council of Teachers of English) Introduce your children to the beautiful words of classic American poet, Walt Whitman. Poetry for Kids: Walt Whitman makes the work engaging and easy to understand. Walt Whitman is considered by many to be one of the most prolific poets in American history. What better time to introduce your children to the writt... read more
“A solid guide to creating contraptions that can help you start gardening earlier and keep going longer.”—Chicago Tribune. “Beautifully produced...focuses on ways to inexpensively protect crops from low temperatures....Includes many full-color photographs showing apparatus used to protect crops....A tremendous pleasure to read.”—HortIdeas.
A bestselling classic, back and bigger than ever! Nearly a century ago, Gustavus Hindman Miller published his groundbreaking masterwork, 10,000 Dreams Interpreted, the most compelling and thorough study of all the symbols that appear in our dreamscape. Miller offered an enlightening introduction to dream history and types, and organized his symbols into eminently logical categories. Now, popul... read more
Having spent the last 20 years in Africa photographing wildlife alongside the likes of Peter Beard, David Gulden has come to understand that his endeavour is more than one to create appealing artworks, but instead to create a document of the declining landscape of all the precious creatures that live there. In 95 black-and-white photographs that feature tranquility, bursts of action, portraitu... read more
Thanks to Caesar, “crossing the Rubicon” has become a synonym for bold, decisive decision-making where the risks are great--but the rewards can be greater. In his popular CEO series, bestselling writer Alan Axelrod analyzes Caesar as a business leader, using an engaging, conversational style to explore six inspirational principles that constitute Julius Caesar's guiding tenets. From this, Axel... read more
From the discovery of distant galaxies and black holes to the tiny interstices of the atom, here is the very best on physics and astronomy from the New York Times! The newspaper of record has always prided itself on its award-winning science coverage, and these 125 articles from its archives are the very best, covering more than a century of breakthroughs, setbacks, and mysteries. Selected by ... read more
The Civil War is shrouded in legend and mythology--but this new entry in The Real History series provides a clear, fresh view of the events for curious readers who want an intellectual, but not dryly academic, presentation of this inexhaustibly fascinating subject. Covering everything from the roots of the conflict to Reconstruction, Axelrod addresses a range of less-discussed subjects such as... read more
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I'm an experienced (400+ books, many bestsellers) nonfiction editor with a real passion for sports, fitness, health, self-help, and memoir.
Seasoned children's book editor w/ extensive experience developing picture books, early chapter books, middle grade, non-fiction and more!