Kelly Hargrave

Kelly Hargrave - Ghostwriter

Denver, CO, USA

Author of 20+ children's picture, non-fiction, activity, and novelty books with Scholastic, National Geographic, LEGO, and more!

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Let's develop your book idea and turn it into a kid-favorite bestseller! Have an idea and don't know where to go with it or who the best audience is? Let's dream together. I'm an author of children's picture, non-fiction, activity, and novelty books for Scholastic, National Geographic, LEGO, My Little Pony, Shopkins, Nickelodeon's Shimmer and Shine, and more. I love whimsy, humor, mystery, nature, travel, space, animals, and I have a particular knack for writing activity books and guided diaries. I currently work at Scholastic Book Fairs helping source the best books for kids, and I've previously worked with PBS Kids, AOL Kids, and the Boys and Girls Club.
Short-Form Content
English (US)
Children’s Non-Fiction
Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits
Humor & Comedy
Middle Grade
Picture Books


  • Bachelor of Arts - English

Work experience


Freelance / National Geographic / Scholastic
October, 2014 – Present (over 8 years)

I write and develop kid, tween, and teen picture, non-fiction, activity, and novelty books that are sold at book stores and Scholastic Book Fairs around the world. Most recently, I have worked with National Geographic, LEGO (LEGO Movie 2 and Jurassic World), Scholastic, Moose (Shopkins), Hasbro (My Little Pony), and Nickelodeon (Shimmer and Shine).

Cateogry Management Coordinator

Scholastic Book Fairs
December, 2012 – Present (over 10 years)

Reporting directly to V.P. of Product, I am the coordinator for the Category Management Team that buys all product (books, activities, stationery and school supplies) for Scholastic Book Fairs across the nation. My duties include: editing, writing and designing newsletters and manuals that highlight seasonal products and upcoming trends; planning major events and presentations; coordinating feedback on potential books and products; and assisting in the development and review of products.

Portfolio (10 selected works)

Brain Candy 2

Hargrave, Kelly

Diary of Dares - For Tween Girls - Sparkly Lock - Fun!

Kelly Hargrave, Leslibeth Rosado, Leslibeth Rosado

I See Pizza in Your Future with Fortune Pen

Kelly Hargrave, Leslibeth Rosado

Animal Jam Activity Book

National Geographic Kids, WildWorks Inc.

My Insta Awesome Life

written by Kelly Hargrave, Illustrations by Nancy Panaccione

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