Entries by Emily

Susan Casey

    Susan Casey writes about invention in her books, Kids Inventing! and Women Invent!, and demonstrates what both inventors and writers do in her interactive presentations. As a girl she was always curious, loved reading and writing, qualities that later prompted her to take the adventurous step of accepting a job as an au pair for […]

Rachelle Burk

Rachelle Burk is a children’s book and magazine author who writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She also provides writer critique services and teaches writing workshops. Her presentations are aimed at helping kids tap into their own creativity. As a professional clown and storyteller, Rachelle’s programs promise to be as entertaining as they are educational. Her […]

Robin Brickman

  Robin Brickman is a picture book artist, specializing in natural science. She grew up in Northern Virginia, where the Smithsonian Institution and local countryside were a regular inspiration. At Bennington College, Robin majored in graphic arts and botany.  She has always experimented in different art techniques, especially painting, drawing, printmaking, fiber arts, bookbinding, calligraphy, […]

Mary Bowman-Kruhm

Mary Bowman-Kruhm’s writing has encompassed a truly enormous spectrum. An author of over 30 books for children and teens, Mary has written about everything from disabilities to career guidance to a biography of famed anthropologist Margaret Mead. Mary’s books have proven themselves to be trenchant works that have garnered widespread praise. Her first book, 1986’s […]

Paige Billin-Frye

   Paige Billin-Frye takes her inspiration from all the world around her. Her son’s bedroom, her neighbor’s front porch, and the local playground are some of the settings you’ll find in her work. The thrill of illustration for her is in taking these real life places and activities and harnessing them into artwork for children.    Showing […]

Derrick Barnes

Derrick Barnes is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. He is a graduate of Jackson State University (B.A. Marketing, 1999). He is the author of the children’s books Stop Drop and Chill and The Low Down Bad Day Blues published by Scholastic, as well as the popular “Ruby and the Booker Boys” series, also published […]

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen never thought that she would grow up to become a writer. As a child she had any number of professions that bounced around in her head–model, president of the United States, carpenter, lawyer, and doctor. As a graduate of the California Institute of Technology with a degree in biology and having returned to […]

Anjali Banerjee

Anjali Banerjee began writing at an early age, having been read to by her parents she had a strong love of words and story. Her first book, stapled together with her own hands, was about a lost puppy on a beach in Bengal. Anjali’s fascination with animals and nature was already a strong part of […]

Rona Arato

Rona Arato is an award-winning author of over 20 children’s book.  Her book, The Last Train recounts her husband’s experiences during the Holocaust and the twist of fate that reunited him with his liberators. It won numerous awards including the Norma Fleck Award as the best Canadian children’s non-fiction book of 2014.  Her latest book, […]

Karen Leggett Abouraya

Karen Leggett Abouraya is a veteran print and broadcast journalist (WMAL Radio in Washington, D.C.) who has reviewed children’s books for The New York Times, Children’s Literature, Washington Parent, and more. She is a past president and active member of the Children’s Book Guild of Washington, D.C. Karen, her Egyptian husband and their two children […]