Bookable Authors: All

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Lynne Avril

Lynne Avril grew up in Montana, but she has lived in Arizona for a long time. Lynne knew she would always be an artist, but when she was younger her other passion was for horses. As an adult, her other passion is playing the bass in blues bands. Lynne received a BA in Art from the… View →

 

Thea Baker

Thea Baker is an award-winning children’s book illustrator from Somerset, England. She currently lives in Australia, where she encounters many a mollusk along the beautiful coastline. Although fascinated by ocean life and a keen snorkeler, when it comes to deep water, she prefers… View →

 

Kristen Ball

In 2005, Kristen Ball became the first westerner to live in Sauri, Kenya, after she was awarded a scholastic grant. She now teaches middle school in Connecticut. A Calf Named Brian Higgins is her debut novel. 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 →

 

Timothy Banks

Timothy Banks is an award-winning artist and illustrator from Charleston, South Carolina. He’s created character designs for Nike, Nickelodeon, and Cartoon Network; quirky covers for Paste magazine; and lots of children’s books with titles like There’s A Norseman in My… 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 →

 
 
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Chris Barton

Chris Barton is the author of acclaimed nonfiction picture books including Dazzle Ships, Whoosh!, and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?. His books have won several awards including a Sibert Honor for The Day-Glo Brothers and an Orbis Pictus Recommended for All of a Sudden and… View →

 
Matt Austin

Hannah Batsel

Hannah Batsel is an artist and writer who has the unbelievable luck of making books for a living. She began by learning letterpress printing, which is a way of rearranging tiny alphabet blocks into stories and stamping them into paper. Her work includes A Is for Another Rabbit which was… View →

 
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Carlyn Beccia

Carlyn Beccia (pronounced Betcha) is an author, illustrator and graphic designer. Beccia’s children’s books, including Monstrous, The Raucous Royals, I Feel Better with a Frog in My Throat, and They Lost Their Heads, have won numerous awards including the Golden Kite Honor,… View →

 

Darlene Beck-Jacobson

Darlene Beck Jacobson has a BA in Special Education and a Reading Specialist MA. She worked as a Speech Language Specialist for 20 years. Her book, Wheels of Change, was an NCSS Notable Book. View →

 

Kathy Belge

Kathy Belge has been a freelance writer since 2003 specializing in the LGBT community. She co-authored the book Lipstick and Dipstick’s Essential Guide to Lesbian Relationships and wrote the monthly advice column Lipstick & Dipstick for Curve magazine… 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 →

 

Marianne Berkes

Marianne Berkes is the author of ten picture books, all inspired by her love of nature. A former teacher, librarian and children’s theater director, Marianne brings her experiences to good use, as she combines fact and fiction. Berkes is a favorite presenter at schools,… View →

 
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Josée Bisaillon

Josee Bisaillon grew up in St. Hyacinthe, Quebec, Canada. Her illustrations are a mixture of collage, drawings, and digital montage, taking us into a richly detailed and multidimensional world. View →

 
Shar Devine

Gavin Bishop

Gavin Bishop, ONZM, Tainui, Ngāti Awa, is a leading Māori illustrator living in Christchurch, New Zealand. He has published over 70 books internationally and been translated into 12 languages. His awards include the Sir Kingi Ihaka award for lifetime… View →

 
Diane Pedersen

Cynthia Overbeck Bix

Cynthia Bix grew up in Baltimore, Maryland, where family visits to historical sites that dot the East Coast—including Old Sturbridge Village, Colonial Williamsburg, and Baltimore’s own Fort McHenry—sparked her early interest in American history, crafts, and everyday life. After… 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 →

 

Valerie Bodden

Valerie Bodden is a freelance author and editor. She has written more than 100 children’s nonfiction books and lives in Wisconsin with her husband and four children. View →