Bookable Authors: Intermediate Grades (3 7) English

Marissa Moss

Marissa Moss is the best-selling author of the Amelia’s Notebook series. Her recent historical biographies have won many awards, including the California Young Reader Medal and Excellence in Graphic Literature. You can read more about her books at marissamoss.com. View →

 

Matt Myklusch

Matt Myklusch is a middle-grade fantasy / adventure writer and the creator of Seaborne and The Jack Blank Adventures. When he’s not busy writing about kite-boarding pirates, superheroes, and robot-zombies, Matt hosts The Other Side of the Story Podcast, speaking with other authors… View →

 

Marlena Myles

Marlena Myles is a Native American graphic designer and fine artist who lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. View →

 
Drew Nelson

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson

Vaunda Micheaux Nelson is the author of The Book Itch, as well as three Coretta Scott King Award-winning books: No Crystal Stair, Bad News for Outlaws, and Almost to Freedom. She is a former youth services librarian in New Mexico. Visit her online vaundanelson.com. View →

 
 
Catherine Watson

Jane O'Reilly

Jane O’Reilly is the author of the acclaimed middle grade novels, The Secret of Goldenrod and The Notations of Cooper Cameron. She is the recipient of a McKnight Fellowship in Screenwriting and also holds an MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults… View →

 
Samuel Owings

Lisa Owings

Lisa Owings has a degree in English and creative writing from the University of Minnesota. She has written and edited a wide variety of educational books for young people. Lisa lives in Andover, Minnesota, with her husband and a small menagerie of pets. View →

 
Headshot art © Tyler Page

Tyler Page

Tyler Page is an Eisner-nominated and Xeric Grant-winning artist and educator. He illustrated the Graphic Universe series The Chicagoland Detective Agency. He lives in Minneapolis with his wife, author/illustrator Cori Doerrfeld, and their two children. View →

 

Jim Paillot

Jim Paillot is a dad, husband, and illustrator. He lives in Arizona with his family and two dogs and any other animal that wants to come in out of the hot sun. View →

 

Rosanne Parry

Rosanne Parry is the author of six middle grade novels. The most recent are Last of the Name and A Wolf Called Wander. She is a part-time bookseller at legendary Portland independent bookstore, Annie Blooms, and is the captain of the League of Exceptional Writers, a free mentoring… View →

 

Miranda Paul

Miranda Paul is the award-winning author of more than a dozen books for children, including One Plastic Bag and Boston Globe–Horn Book Honoree Nine Months Before a Baby Is Born. Miranda is a founding member of We Need Diverse Books and serves as its mentorship chair. Learn more at… View →

 

Pablo Pino

Pablo Pino was born in Argentina in August 1981. He is a self-taught illustrator and has been working professionally since 2006. He draws for different graphic media aimed at children and young people. He worked on character design, board games, magazines, and illustrated many books for… View →

 

Candice Ransom

Candice Ransom is the author of 150 books for children. She holds an MFA from Vermont College and an MA in children’s literature from Hollins University. She currently teaches in Hollins University’s graduate program in children’s literature. View →

 

Charlotte Riley-Webb

Charlotte Riley-Webb, a professional visual artist with a career that spans more than 40 years, resides in the Atlanta area. Find her online at www.charlotterileywebb.com. View →

 

Caryn Rivadeneira

Caryn Rivadeneira dreamed of two things as a kid: being a writer and having lots of dogs. Both came true. Caryn and her rescued pit bull live in the Chicago suburbs. View →

 
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Trina Robbins

Writer and feminist herstorian Trina Robbins has been writing books, comics, and graphic novels for over 30 years. Her most recent books are The Brinkley Girls (Fantagraphics) and Forbidden City: the Golden Age of Chinese Nightclubs (Hampton Press). Her newest graphic novel is the… View →

 

Betsy R. Rosenthal

Before Betsy R. Rosenthal was a writer, she was a civil rights lawyer. She lives with her husband and three children in Pacific Palisades, California. To learn more about Betsy, visit her at www.BetsyRosenthal.com. View →

 

Lois Ruby

Lois Ruby is a former librarian and the author of 22 books for young readers. She divides her time among family, community social action, research, writing, and visiting schools to energize young people about the ideas in books and the joys of reading. Lois lives in Cincinnati, Ohio, and View →

 

Nathan Sacks

Nathan Sacks is a writer and journeyman scholar born and raised in Ames, IA. He graduated from Cornell College in 2009 with departmental honors in English and received his MA in English Literature from NYU in 2012. His areas of interest include literature,… View →

 

Laura Purdie Salas

Laura Purdie Salas is the author of more than 135 books for kids, including If You Were the Moon, Lion of the Sky, theCan Be… series, and Bookspeak! Poems about Books. Poetry and rhyming nonfiction books are her favorite things to write. Laura loves to do author visits, writing… View →