Bookable Authors: Elementary Grades (Prek 2) Social Studies

Manuela Adreani

Manuela Adreani is a children’s book illustrator and animator living in Turin, Italy. She illustrated The Wooden Camel, A Bank Street Best Books of the Year title. View →

 

R.W. Alley

R. W. Alley has illustrated over 100 books for children. He has received numerous starred reviews and awards for his works, including a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Award. View →

 

Eliyahu Alpern

Born and raised outside Chicago and now living in Israel, photographer Eliyahu Alpern has been interested in food, travel, and photography since childhood. He’s been a musician, cougar rehabilitator, vegetarian chef, organic farmer and multi-media maven. His photographic specialty… View →

 

Martha Avilés

Martha Avilés was born and raised in Mexico City. She has illustrated many children’s books including Say Hello, Lily; The Shabbat Princess; and Stones for Grandpa. View →

 

Tilda Balsley

Tilda Balsley has written many books for Kar-Ben, bringing her stories to life with rhyme, rhythm, and humor. Tilda lives with her husband and their rescue Shih Tzu in Reidsville, North Carolina. View →

 

Ashok Banker

Ashok Banker is the bestselling author of more than 63 books which have sold more than 3.2 million copies in 21 countries and 61 languages. I Am Brown is his debut picture book. View →

 

Ellen Bari

Ellen Bari has created award-winning museum exhibits and programs for clients including The Children’s Museum of Manhattan, Sesame Workshop, PBS, Nickelodeon and the US Holocaust Memorial Museum. Ellen, a fluent Hebrew speaker, lived in Israel and enjoys… View →

 
 

Gina Bellisario

Gina Bellisario is the author of fiction and nonfiction books for young readers (and the grown-ups who read to them). She lives with her husband and their twin young readers in Park Ridge, Illinois. View →

 

Wiley Blevins

Wiley Blevins has written more than 70 books for children, as well as created reading programs for schools in the US and Asia. Wiley currently lives and writes in New York City. View →

 

Jennifer Boothroyd

Jennifer Boothroyd taught elementary school for many years. She currently helps visitors explore the outdoors at a local nature center. Jennifer enjoys spending time with her family, taking pictures, and traveling. She is a huge Disney geek and loves planning trips to Walt Disney World… View →

 

Ken Bowser

Ken Bowser’s work has appeared in hundreds of books and countless periodicals. His work today is created digitally on a computer. He works out of his studio in Central Florida. View →

 

Lisa Bullard

Lisa Bullard is the award-winning author of more than 60 books for children, including You Can Write a Story: A Story-Writing Recipe for Kids. She teaches writing classes at the Loft Literary Center and regularly visits schools to talk with students about story-writing. View →

 

Mike Byrne

Mike Byrne grew up near Liverpool, U.K., and then moved to London to work as an illustrator by day and a crayon wielding crime fighter by night. He now lives with his wife and two cats in the countryside. He spends his days doodling and creating children’s books fueled only by tea… View →

 

Nancy Carlson

Nancy Carlson is the author and illustrator of over 60 picture books including bestseller I Like Me! Nancy graduated from the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. When Nancy is not drawing pictures and writing stories you can find her hiking, biking, or playing golf! View →

 

Nancy Churnin

Nancy Churnin is the author of many children’s books, including Martin & Anne, Sydney Taylor Notable Irving Berlin, the Immigrant Boy Who Made America Sing, and the Sydney Taylor Honor Book Dear Mr. Dickens. She is a full-time writer living in Texas. View →

 
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Deborah Bodin Cohen

Deborah Bodin Cohen was ordained at Hebrew Union College – Jewish institute of Religion. She is the author of many children’s books including the Engineer Ari series, The Seventh Day, Papa Jethro, and Nachshon Who Was Afraid to Swim. Her books have received numerous honors,… View →

 

Jill Colella

Jill Colella is a former teacher, the author of many nutrition-themed books for children, and the founder of both Ingredient and Butternut, award-winning children’s magazines that promote food literacy. She lives in Minneapolis. View →

 

Stephanie Fizer Coleman

Stephanie Fizer Coleman is an illustrator, designer, and generally curious human being. She enjoys playing around with patterns, textures, and brilliant colors in her work. She lives with her husband in West Virginia. View →

 

John Coy

John Coy is the author of young adult novels, the 4 for 4 middle-grade series, and nonfiction and fiction picture books including Hoop Genius, Game Changer, Their Great Gift, Dads, and If We Were Gone. He has received numerous awards for his work including a Marion Vannett Ridgway Award, View →