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Molly Idle

Molly Idle is the Caldecott Honor-winning illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo. She is also the creator of Tea Rex, and the mermaid tales Pearl and Coral. Molly lives and works with her fabulous family in Tempe, Arizona- where she can be found with a cup of espresso in one hand, and a pencil in […]

Natalia Sylvester

Natalia Sylvester is the author of two novels for adults, CHASING THE SUN and EVERYONE KNOWS YOU GO HOME, which won an International Latino Book Award. RUNNING, her debut novel for young adults, is a 2020 Junior Library Guild Selection. Born in Lima, Peru, Sylvester grew up in Florida and Texas and received a BFA […]

Max Brallier

MAX BRALLIER is the New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of more than 30 books for children and adults. His books and series include The Last Kids on Earth, which has been adapted for a Netflix animated series, Eerie Elementary, Mister Shivers, Galactic Hot Dogs, and Can YOU Survive the […]

Mayra Cuevas

Mayra Cuevas is the author of the YA contemporary #OwnVoices romcom Salty, Bitter, Sweet (Blink/HarperCollins). Her short story Resilient will be published as part of the anthology FORESHADOW: The Magic of Reading & Writing YA (Algonquin Young Readers). Mayra was born and raised in Puerto Rico and now lives in Norcross, GA. She works as […]

Meg Medina

Meg Medina is a Newbery award-winning and New York Times best-selling author who writes picture books, as well as middle grade and young adult fiction. Her works have been called “heartbreaking,” “lyrical” and “must haves for every collection.” She lives with her family in Richmond, Va.

Melanie Conklin

Melanie Conklin grew up in North Carolina and worked as a product designer for ten years before she began her writing career. Her debut middle grade novel, Counting Thyme, is a Bank Street Best Children’s Book, winner of the International Literacy Association Teacher’s Choice Award, and nominated to four state reading lists. Her second novel […]

Michaela Goade

Michaela Goade is an artist and graphic designer living and working in Juneau, Alaska, where she was also raised. Forever inspired by the coastal wilds of Southeast Alaska, she works to capture its magic and honor its vibrant cultures. Michaela is from the Raven moiety and Kiks.ádi Clan from Sitka, Alaska. She has illustrated Encounter […]

Mike Jung

Mike Jung is the author of Geeks, Girls, and Secret Identities, Unidentified Suburban Object, and The Boys in the Back Row, and contributed to the anthologies Dear Teen Me, Break These Rules, 59 Reasons to Write, (Don’t) Call Me Crazy, and The Hero Next Door. He is a library professional by day, a writer by […]

Linda Sue Park

Linda Sue Park is the author of many books for young readers, including A LONG WALK TO WATER, a NY Times bestseller, and A SINGLE SHARD, winner of the 2002 Newbery Medal Award. She is honored to serve on the Board of Advisors for We Need Diverse Books; the Society of Children’s Books Writers and […]

Lisa Brown

Lisa Brown is a New York Times bestselling illustrator, author, and cartoonist. Her work includes a slew of illustrated books including Goldfish Ghost by Lemony Snicket; The Airport Book, Picture the Dead with Adele Griffin; and Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert. For adults, Long Story Short is a collection of comic strips about classic novels. […]