Kelly Hargrave

Kelly Hargrave – Ghostwriter

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


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.
Children’s Non-Fiction Cooking, Food, Wine, & Spirits Nature Travel
Fantasy Humor & Comedy Middle Grade Picture Books
English (US)
  • Bachelor of Arts - English

Work experience

Freelance / National Geographic / Scholastic

Oct, 2014 — Present

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).

Scholastic Book Fairs

Dec, 2012 — Present

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.

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