Acquire and edit children's books for all age levels - picture books, board books, chapter books, middle grade, young adult, and nonfiction. Titles I've worked on include MARTIN MCLEAN, MIDDLE SCHOOL QUEEN by Alyssa Zaczek, which received a starred Kirkus review and is a Winter 2019-2020 Indie Next pick; QUEEN OF PHYSICS by Teresa Robeson, illustrated by Rebecca Huang, which received a starred Booklist review; and the third and fourth titles in the Sam Wu chapter book series by Katie and Kevin Tsang.
Co-teach courses on writing picture books and writing middle grade/chapter books. Provide feedback and guidance to students through one-on-one sessions as well as group webinars. At least three students I've taught have received book deals for projects they started in the course.
In this fun young-middle-grade novel with STEM appeal, Parker really wants to win the school Science Triathlon—but first she’ll have to figure out how to keep her BFF from being stolen.Budding scientist Parker Bell really wants to win the school Science Triathlon and follow in the footsteps of her idols, chimpanzee expert Jane Goodall and astronaut Mae Jemison. She’s sure that if she teams up ... read more
He’s faced ghosts, sharks, and now the DARK! This third book in the humorous series takes Sam Wu on a brand-new adventure: camping. Is he prepared for the scariest thing he may ever encounter? Sam Wu is NOT afraid of the dark—but proving how brave you are is hard work. Especially when Sam’s about to face his greatest challenge yet: a camping trip in the woods with his best friend, Bernard, Ber... read more
When a millipede can’t find a band to join, he finds a way to make his own special kind of music!“ . . . richly detailed artwork, colorful characters, and strong narrative will make for an enjoyable, musically oriented storytime.” —Booklist Online Mac the millipede has lots and lots of arms and legs—which are useful for many things, but especially for making music. He dreams of playing in the ... read more
Holidays are FUN—and this entertaining nonfiction picture book introduces kids to 14 celebrations from around the world! Across the globe, every country has its special holidays. From Brazilian carnival and Chinese New Year to France’s Bastille Day and our very own Fourth of July, What Do You Celebrate? presents 14 special occasions where people dance, dress up, eat yummy foods, and enjoy othe... read more
In this bighearted middle-grade debut, Martin McLean struggles to find his voice—and his inner diva—as he navigates friendship, family, first crushes, and a whole lot of glitter.“An amusing story that's bursting with diversity at every turn. . . . A tasty treat.”—Kirkus (Starred review) Seventh-grader Martin McLean has always been surrounded by people who can express themselves. His mother is ... read more
The inspiring story of Dr. Patricia Bath, a groundbreaking ophthalmologist who pioneered laser surgery—and gave her patients the gift of sight. Born in the 1940s, Patricia Bath dreamed of being an ophthalmologist at a time when becoming a doctor wasn’t a career option for most women—especially African-American women. This empowering biography follows Dr. Bath in her quest to save and restore s... read more
Bunnies, pandas, and monkeys, oh my! For fans of Ada Twist, Scientist, this picture book about finding your perfect pet introduces basic STEAM and coding concepts—and some ridiculously adorable animals! Katie is an ordinary girl who longs for an extraordinary pet—something more spectacular than a simple goldfish. Then one day Katie comes home to find a gift from her mother: a mysterious machin... read more
What’s for dinner? How about skizzle klumps n’ gizzardlumps? A hilarious look at mealtime with a pair of persnickety eaters, in the most fun made-up language ever! Would you like a bite of frizzle frazzle hotchy potch? How about a plate of mushy gushy bloobarsh? NERP, says our hero. Nerpity nerpity nerp! (That’s “NO” to you!) With nonsense language and humorously expressive illustrations, this... read more
Gutsy girls and strong women make up the diverse and appealing crew of a pirate ship that battles intrigue and deadly monsters in an action-filled fantasy adventure. “Combine a pirate adventure of mythic proportions, a uniquely charming cast of characters, and a vivid new fantasy world, and you get Lintang and the Pirate Queen. Magical, inventive, and positively unforgettable.” —Marissa Meyer,... read more
From a bestselling author, an edgy, voice-driven novel set in a not-so-distant-future world about teens trying to survive when attacks by an unknown terrorist organization throw the entire planet into chaos. Just right for fans of Tommy Wallach's We All Looked Up. Will the Class of 2049 be the last class ever? Lucy Weaver has her future all figured out. Make an appearance at prom, ditch gradua... read more
K-pop is HOT—and this is the essential guide to all the genre’s fiercest bands, including BTS, Blackpink, EXO, and Red Velvet! In 2018, K-Pop (Korean Pop) broke out on the global stage, with boy-band BTS releasing two number-one albums in the US and selling out live shows internationally. Now the world knows that there’s so much more to this diverse and exciting genre than just one group. K-Po... read more
When two creatures are different, can they still be pals? A sweet pop-up book about friendship, from the creator of The Color Monster. Ralph is a roly-poly. Rita is a firefly. They are very different, and that is why they like each other . . . until, one day, they don’t. Rita thinks Ralph’s shell is too hard, and Ralph thinks Rita shines too brightly. Is their friendship in trouble? Or can the... read more
Who’s afraid of spiders? NOT SAM WU! In this fourth book in the hilarious series, Sam must conquer his fears and help save the school pet tarantula. Sam Wu is NOT afraid of anything. Well, maybe some things—like ghosts, sharks . . . and the dark's pretty scary, too. And now he has something new to worry about: Tulip, the big, hairy pet tarantula that lives in the sixth-grade science lab and is... read more
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Former Scholastic production editor with over a decade of publishing experience, specializing in children's books and YA.
Experienced editor (12+ years at HarperCollins, Disney-Hyperion, Scholastic). Focus: kids' books, especially middle grade and YA fiction.