Bookable Authors: Intermediate Grades (3 7) English

Barney Saltzberg

Barney Saltzberg is the author and illustrator of close to 50 books for children, including Beautiful Oops!, Arlo Needs Glasses, Would You Rather Be A Princess or a Dragon?, and the bestselling Touch and Feel Kisses series. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and two dogs. View →

 

Jeff Savage

Jeff Savage has written dozens of books for young readers. He lives in California and frequently visits schools around the country to talk to kids about his work. View →

 

Laura Schaefer

Laura Schaefer is the author of The Teashop Girls, The Secret Ingredient, and Littler Women: A Modern Retelling. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Laura currently lives in Windermere, Florida, with her husband and daughter, where she enjoys visiting theme parks and watching rocket launches… View →

 
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Tamara Schmitz

As an illustrator, Tamara Schmitz is well known to the many elementary-grade fans of Laurie Friedman’s Mallory chapter books. Tamara grew up one of six children in the small town of Carey, Ohio. She graduated from the Columbus College of Art and Design, and spent her early career… View →

 

Heather E. Schwartz

When Heather E. Schwartz was thirteen years old, she tracked down several lead orphans from the 1983 movie “Annie” and interviewed them by phone. As an adult, she realized she could apply those same early instincts to a career as a journalist and writer. She is the author of… View →

 

Sarah Winifred Searle

Sarah Winifred Searle originally hails from spooky New England but currently lives in sunny Perth, Australia. She’s known for graphic memoirs and fiction inspired by history and the connections between people. When she isn’t writing and drawing comics, Sarah’s favorite… View →

 

Jody Jensen Shaffer

Jody Jensen Shaffer is the author of more than 27 books of fiction and nonfiction for children. She’s written about everything from ninja warriors to celebrities to grizzlies. Her picture books include The Way the Cookie Crumbled, Prudence, The Part Time Cow, and A Chip Off the Old View →

 

Stephen Shaskan

Stephen Shaskan has written and illustrated many books, and he’s the illustrator of Punk Skunks and the Q & Ray series. He’s also a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, an early childhood educator, and a music maker. View →

 

Trisha Speed Shaskan

Trisha Speed Shaskan has written more than forty books for children, including the picture book Punk Skunks, illustrated by her husband Stephen Shaskan. Trisha lives in Minneapolis with her husband, cat, and dog. View →

 
Linda Gallop

Marilyn Singer

Winner of the National Council of Teachers of English Award for Excellence in Poetry, 2015, Marilyn Singer has written more than 100 books in many genres. An animal lover, Marilyn likes to look for critters in many places—and then write about them. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, and… View →

 

Anne Smith

Anne Collins Smith, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Classical Studies at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. Her favorite class in graduate school was Douglass Parker’s course on parageography (the geography of imaginary worlds), and she has View →

 

Olivia Stephens

Olivia Stephens is a graphic novelist, illustrator, and writer from the Pacific Northwest. Artie and the Wolf Moon is her debut graphic novel. She has illustrated for a number of publications, including The New York Times, The Guardian, and FIYAH Literary… View →

 

Dana Sullivan

Dana Sullivan grew up in Southern California drawing on every piece of paper he could find. He now teaches picture book and graphic novel classes near Seattle, where he lives with his wife and two dogs. View →

 

C. M. Surrisi

C. M. Surrisi is a graduate of the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA program in Writing for Children and Young Adults. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina. The Maypop Kidnapping is her first novel. View →

 

Trudi Strain Trueit

A former television news reporter and weather forecaster, Trudi Strain Trueit has written more than 90 fiction and nonfiction books for young readers. Her nonfiction titles cover such topics as weather, history, health, science, and language arts. Her fiction novels include the Julep… View →

 
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Nicole Valentine

Nicole Valentine writes books about the crossroads in our world where science and magic meet. She writes for middle grade and young adult readers and reads absolutely everything. You are as likely to find her curled up on the sofa reading a biography about Richard Feynman or Carl Sagan,… View →

 

M. G. Velasco

M. G. Velasco’s middle grade adventure stories feature clever kids facing perilous situations in unique settings, sometimes against llamas. He earned his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and worked at a pathology lab, which was not gross. Not gross at all. As a retired… View →

 
Charlotte Voelkel

J&P Voelkel

Jon and Pamela (J&P) Voelkel are the author-illustrators of the Jaguar Stones books, a series of Maya-themed adventures set in present-day Central America. The fast-paced, funny stories center on the friendship between a city boy and a jungle girl— a mirror image of Jon’s wild… View →

 
Lisa Evans

Anna Wadham

Anna Wadham is the illustrator of several picture books and has an MA in children’s book illustration. She lives in Norwich, England, where she enjoys the rooftop views from her flat and the city cafes. View →

 
Jim Stevens

Penny Warner

Penny Warner has published more than 60 books for both adults and children. She teaches child development at a local college in California. You can join the Code Busters Club at www.codebustersclub.com. View →