Bookable Authors: All

Carla Carreon

Based in San Francisco, Carla Carreon enjoys sparkly beverages and adventures and is a master at doing dishes. She co-founded the blog Alyssa & Carla, which features accessible recipes and travel adventures. When not cooking or out of the country, she’s working as a… View →

 

Peter Catalanotto

Peter Catalanotto has written and illustrated more than 50 picture books and visited thousands of schools. He also teaches children’s book writing at Columbia University and lives in New York City. View →

 
 
Bachi Frost

Kerry O'Malley Cerra

Kerry O’Malley Cerra is the author of the award-winning middle-grade novel Just a Drop of Water. She holds a degree in social science education and currently works as a high school media specialist. She spends her days enveloped by books and students and spends her nights writing… View →

 

Brent Chartier

Brent Chartier co-wrote The Franchise (The Opportunity series) and At All Costs (Red Zone series) with author Patrick Jones. He currently lives in a Detroit suburb with his son and their two cats. View →

 

Joyce Chng

Joyce Chng is a Chinese-Singaporean children’s book author. Her work is regularly anthologized and she has a passion for steampunk, science fiction, and tales of transfiguration. View →

 

R. Gregory Christie

R. Gregory Christie’s illustrations have earned him many awards, including a Caldecott Honor, many Coretta Scott King Honors, and multiple spots on the New York Times’ annual Best Illustrated Children’s Books lists. He lives in Georgia. 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 →

 

Marshunna Clark

Marshunna Clark is a young African-American writer based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Her interest in various storytelling formats led her to pursue a degree in Screenwriting at Minneapolis Community and Technical College. View →

 
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Brian P. Cleary

Brian P. Cleary is the author of the Words Are CATegorical®, Math Is CATegorical®, Food Is CATegorical™, and Animal Groups Are CATegorical™ series, as well as several picture books. He lives in Cleveland, Ohio. 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 →

 

Sneed B. Collard III

Sneed B. Collard III has written more than fifty highly acclaimed books for young people including The Prairie Builders, One Night in the Coral Sea, Leaving Home, and the novels, Dog Sense and Flash Point. He lives in Missoula, Montana with his family. View →

 

Jennifer Connor-Smith

Jennifer Connor-Smith is a freelance science writer and clinical psychologist based in Portland, Oregon. View →

 

Kari Cornell

Kari Cornell is a freelance writer and editor who lives in South Minneapolis with her husband and two young boys. When she’s not working or spending time with her family, she loves to cook, tinker in the garden, knit, or run. She feels fortunate that she’s been able to… 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 →

 
Terry Keffler

Annie Crawley

Annie Crawley, aka Ocean Annie, travels and works around the world. Trained as a photo and broadcast journalist, her work has been broadcast and published worldwide. From Indonesia to Galapagos, Belize to Papua New Guinea, India to Australia, Annie has explored and documented life on our View →

 

Nina Crews

Author and illustrator, Nina Crews uses collage to create distinctive picture books. Her first book, One Hot Summer Day, was published in 1995 and is still in print today. Her titles include A Girl Like Me, Seeing Into Tomorrow: Haiku by Richard Wright, The Neighborhood Mother Goose, and View →

 

Kelly Crull

Kelly Crull is an author, illustrator, and photographer. His writing career began in the second grade when his teacher gave him a blank picture book and told him to tell a story. He filled an entire bookshelf at the library at his school in Iowa. His joke book even had a waitlist! Kelly View →