Available Authors & Illustrators

find just the right author for your school

So many great choices! We have over 100 authors and illustrators available in five countries (so far). The authors below are both traditionally published and established professional presenters. We've listed everyone by name with their home state, a few popular book titles and a link to their website so you can research them. We encourage you to schedule early since each author has only agreed to do one A4ED visit each year and some book their events many months out. There is a notation for those who are "already booked" for the upcoming year.

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A4ED Available Authors & Illustrators

alphabetical by name

Marcie Aboff (Edison, NJ) Authored titles include: The Giant Jelly Bean Jar (Penguin), Uncle Willy's Tickles (Magination Press), Healthy Eating series (Capstone Press) www.marcieaboff.com

Kathleen Ahrens (Hong Kong) Authored titles include: Ears Hear (Sun-ya Press), Numbers Do (Sun-ya Press) www.kathleenahrens.com

Andrea Alban (San Francisco, CA) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: The Happiness Tree (Feiwel and Friends), January's Child (Scholastic), Ten Little Wishes (HarperCollins) www.andreaalban.com already booked for 2018

Heather Alexander (Los Angeles, CA) Authored titles include: Wallace and Grace Take the Case (Bloomsbury, 2017), Life on Earth: Human Body + Farm (Wide-Eyed/Quarto, 2017), A Child's Introduction to Natural History (Black Dog & Leventhal/Hachette) www.heatheralexanderbooks.com

Tom Angleberger (Blacksburg, VA) Authored titles include: Origami Yoda (Abrams), Inspector Flytrap (Abrams), Rocket and Groot (Disney) www.origamiyoda.com

Kathi Appelt (College Station, TX) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: The Underneath (Atheneum), Keeper (Atheneum), The True Blue Scouts of Sugar Man Swamp (Atheneum) www.kathiappelt.com

Marsha Diane Arnold (Sebastopol, CA) Authored titles include: The Pumpkin Runner (Dial BYR/Penguin), Heart of a Tiger (Dial BYR/Penguin), Prancing Dancing Lily (Dial BYR/Penguin) www.marshadianearnold.com

Mike Artell (New Orleans, LA) Authored titles include: Petite Rouge: A Cajun Red Riding Hood (Penguin/Putnam/Dial BYR), Laugh Your Head Off (Sterling Publishing), Authored/Illustrated titles include: Cartooning for Kids (Sterling Publishing) www.mikeartell.com

Sandy Asher (Lancaster, PA) Authored titles include: Too Many Frogs (Philomel), Writing It Right! (Writer's Institute Publications), Chicken Story Time (Dial Books for Young Readers) www.sandyasher.com already booked for 2018

King of Ithika

Tracy Barrett (Nashville, TN) Authored titles include: The 100-Year-Old Secret (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers), King of Ithaka (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers), Dark of the Moon (Harcourt Children's Books) www.tracybarrett.com

Susan J. Berger (Van Nuys, CA) Authored titles include: Earthquake! (Guardian Angel Publishing), Jamie's Dream (Guardian Angel Publishing), Growing Up Dreams (Guardian Angel Publishing) www.earthquake-book.com

Going Home

Marianne Berkes (Hobe Sound, FL) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Marsh Music (Lerner Publications), Going Home, The Mystery of Animal Migration (Dawn Publications), Over in the Ocean, in a Coral Reef (Dawn Publications) www.marianneberkes.com

Look Who Lives

Brooke Bessesen (Scottsdale, AZ) Authored/Illustrated titles include: Look Who Lives... series (Arizona Highways Books), Authored titles include: Zachary Z. Packrat series (Arizona Highways Books), Invertebrates (Science A-Z) www.brookebessesen.com

Linda Boyden (Redding, CA) Authored titles include: The Blue Roses (Lee and Low Books), Authored & Illustrated titles include: Powwow's Coming (University of New Mexico Press), Giveaways: An ABC Book of Loanwords from the Americas (University of New Mexico Press) www.lindaboyden.com

Gross Body Jokes

Linda Bozzo (Piscataway, NJ) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Gross Body Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone (Enslow), Food Jokes to Tickle Your Funny Bone (Enslow Publishers), American Canine Association Discover Dogs series (Enslow Publishers) www.lindabozzo.com

F.T. Bradley (Biloxi, MS) Authored titles include: Double Vision (Harper's Children's) www.ftbradley.com

Linda Crotta Brennan (Coventry, RI) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Flannel Kisses (Houghton Mifflin), Marshmallow Kisses (Houghton Mifflin), The Black Regiment of the American Revolution (Apprentice Shop Books) www.lindacrottabrennan.com already booked for 2018

Monica Brown (Flagstaff, AZ) Authored titles include: Chavela and the Magic Bubble (Clarion/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Pelé King of Soccer/El Rey del Fútbol (Rayo/HarperCollins), My Name.../Mi Llamo... series (Luna Rising) www.monicabrown.net

Nick Bruel (Tarrytown, NY) Authored/Illustrated titles include: Bad Kitty series (Macmillan), Who Is Melvin Bubble? (Macmillan), Little Red Bird (Roaring Brook Press) www.nickbruel.com

Rachelle Burk (East Brunswick, NJ) Authored titles include: Tree House in a Storm (Stemmer House Publishers), Don't Turn the Page! (Creston Books), The Walking Fish (Tumblehome Learning) www.rachelleburk.com already booked for 2018

Loree Griffin Burns (Worcester, MA, USA) Authored titles include: Life on Sursey (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Handle with Care: An Unusual Butterfly Journey (Millbrook), Citizen Scientists: Be Part of Scientificy Discovery from Your Own Backyard (Henry Holt) www.loreeburns.com already booked for 2018

Dori Hillestad Butler (Kirkland, WA) Authored titles include: The King & Kayla Mysteries series (Peachtree), The Haunted Library series (Grosset & Dunlap), The Buddy Files series (Albert Whitman & Co.) www.kidswriter.com

Laurie Calkhoven (New York, NY) Authored titles include: Boys of Wartime series (Dial Books), Innerstar University: The New Girl (American Girl), I Grew up to be President (Scholastic) www.lauriecalkhoven.com

Zachery Z. Packrat

Jenny Campbell (Chagrin Falls, OH) Illustrated titles include: Flo & Friends (nationally syndicated comic strip), Zachary Z. Packrat and His Amazing Collections (Arizona Highways Books), Lazy Daisy (Eager Minds Press) www.campbellcartooning.com

Biscuit series

Alyssa Satin Capucilli (Hudson, NY) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Biscuit series (HarperCollins), Katy Duck series (Simon & Schuster), Panda Kisses (Random House) www.alyssacapucilli.com

Keeping our Earth Green

Nancy Castaldo (upstate NY) Authored titles include: Keeping Our Earth Green (Kids Can! Series, Williamson Books), Pizza for the Queen (Holiday House), Rainy Day Play (Chicago Review Press) www.nancycastaldo.com

Peter Catalanotto (Brooklyn, PA) Authored and Illustrated titles include: Monkey & Robot (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster), Emily's Art (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster), Question Boy Meets Little Ms Know-it-All (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster) www.petercatalanotto.com

Lynne Cherry (Boulder, CO) Authored titles include: The Great Kapok Tree (Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin), How We Know What We Know About Our Changing Climate: Scientists and Kids Explore Global Warming (Dawn Publications), A River Ran Wild (Harcourt/Houghton Mifflin) www.lynnecherry.com

Bryan Collier (Marlboro, NY) Authored/Illustrated titles include: Uptown (Henry Holt), Illustrated titles include: Dave the Potter (Little, Brown), Rosa (Henry Holt) www.bryancollier.com

Mary Corcoran (Redding, CT) Authored titles include: The Quest to Digest (Charlesbridge Publishing), The Circulatory Story (Charlesbridge Publishing) www.tree-mendousscience.com

Lili DeBarbieri (Tucson, AZ) Authored titles include: Sand Dune Daisy: A Pocket Mouse Tale (Big Earth Publishing) www.lilidebarbieri.com

Debbie Dadey (Sevierville, TN) a4ed guest-blogger link to email Authored titles include: Adventures of the Bailey School Kids series (Scholastic), Keyholder series (Starscape/Tom Doherty), Swamp Monster in Third Grade (Scholastic) www.debbiedadey.com already booked for 2018

Lori Degman (Vernon Hills, IL) Authored titles include: 1 Zany Zoo (Simon & Schuster), Cock-a-Doodle Oops! (Creston Books) www.loridegman.com already booked for 2018

Diane deGroat (Amherst, MA) Authored/Illustrated titles include: Gilbert and Friends series (HarperCollins), Illustrator titles include: Charlie the Ranch Dog series (HarperCollins) www.dianedegroat.com

Bonnie J. Doerr (Winston-Salem, NC) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Island Sting (Leap Books), Stakeout (Leap Books), www.BonnieDoerrBooks.com

Joan Donaldson (Holland, MI) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: On Viney's Mountain (Holiday House), The Secret of the Red Shoes (Guideposts for Kids), The Real Pretend (Checkerboard Press), www.joandonaldson.com

Margarita Engle (Clovis, CA) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: When You Wander, a Search and Rescue Dog Story (Holt/Macmillan), Mountain Dog (Holt/Macmillan), Silver People, Voices From the Panama Canal (Harcourt) www.margaritaengle.com

Terri Farley (Reno, NV) Authored titles include: Phantom Stallion series (HarperCollins), Seven Tears into the Sea (Simon & Schuster), Wild At Heart (Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt) www.terrifarley.com

Kate Feiffer (Oak Bluffs, MA) Authored titles include: Double Pink (Simon & Schuster), My Side of the Car (Candlewick), Signed by Zelda (Simon & Schuster) www.katefeiffer.com

Jody Feldman (St. Louis, MO) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: The Gollywhopper Games (HarperCollins/Greenwillow), The Seventh Level (HarperCollins/Greenwillow) www.jodyfeldman.com

Edith Hope Fine (San Diego, CA) www.edithfine.com Authored titles include: Under the Lemon Moon (Lee & Low), Armando and the Blue Tarp School (Lee & Low), Cryptomania! (Tricycle Press) www.edithfine.com

Greg R. Fishbone (Groton, MA) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: The Penguins of Doom (Blooming Tree Press), Galaxy Games series (Lee & Low Books) www.gfishbone.com

Denise Fleming (Toledo, OH) Authored/Illustracted titles include: Where Once There Was a Wood (Henry Holt), In the Tall, Tall Grass (Henry Holt), underGROUND (Beach Lane - S&S) www.denisefleming.com

Douglas Florian (New York, NY) Authored titles include: Poetrees (Beach Lane), UnBEElievables (Beach Lane), Comets, Stars, the Moon and Mars (Harcourt) www.douglasflorian.com

Alison Ashley Formento (Saddle River, NJ) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: This Tree Counts! (Albert Whitman & Co.), These Bees Count! (Albert Whitman & Co.), These Seas Count! (Albert Whitman & Co.) www.alisonashleyformento.com

Anna Forrester (Philadelphia, PA) Authored titles include: Bat Count: A Citizen Science Story (Arbordale) www.annaforrester.com

Joan Marie Galat (Edmondton, AB, Canada) Authored titles include: Dr. Bufflehead series (Scholastic Canada), Dot to Dot in the Sky series (Whitecap Books), The Discovery of Longitude (Pelican Publishing Company) www.joangalat.com

Stuart Gibbs (Los Angeles, CA) Authored titles include: The FunJungle series (Simon & Schuster), Spy School series (Simon & Schuster), Moon Base Alpha series (Simon & Schuster) www.stuartgibbs.com already booked for 2018

Barbara Gowan (Cave Creek, AZ) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: G is for Grand Canyon: An Arizona Alphabet (Sleeping Bear Press), Desert Digits: An Arizona Number Book (Sleeping Bear Press) www.barbaragowan.com

Cynthia Grady (Alburquerque, NM) Authored titles include: I Lay My Stitches Down: Poems of American Slavery (Eerdmans), Like a Bird: The Art of the American Slave Song (Lerner) www.cynthiagrady.com

Mike Graf (Chico, CA) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Adventures with the Parkers series (Falcon Guides), My Yosemite (Yosemite Conservancy), Storm (American Educational Publishing) www.mikegrafauthor.com

Dan Gutman (Haddonfield, NJ) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: My Weird School Daze series (HarperCollins), Roberto & Me (baseball card adventure series, HarperCollins), The Talent Show (Simon & Schuster) www.dangutman.com already booked for 2018

Bruce Hale (Santa Barbara, CA) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Chet Gecko series (Harcourt), Underwhere series (HarperCollins), Snoring Beauty (Harcourt)www.brucehale.com

Matthew Henry Hall (Flagstaff, AZ) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Phoebe & Chub (Rising Moon/Northland Publishing) www.matthewhenryhall.com

Deborah Heiligman (New York, NY) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Charles and Emma: The Darwins' Leap of Faith (Henry Holt), The Boy Who Loved Math: The Improbable Life of Paul Erdos (Roaring Brook), Intentions (Knopf). www.deborahheiligman.com

Leslie Helakoski (Holly, MI) a4ed guest-blogger Authored/Illustrated titles include: Fair Cow (Marshall Cavendish), Authored titles include: Big Chickens series (Dutton), Woolbur (Harper Collins) www.helakoskibooks.com

Edith M. Hemingway (Frederick, MD) Authored titles include: Road to Tater Hill (Delacorte Press/Yearling), Broken Drum (White Mane Publishing), Rebel Hart (White Mane Publishing). www.ediehemingway.com

Leeza Hernandez (Fanwood/Scotch Plains, NJ) Illustrated titles include: Eat Your Math Homework (Charlesbridge), Bored Bella Learns About Fiction and Nonfiction (Picture Window Books/Capstone), Twin Formation (Golden Ram Press) www.leezaworks.com

Rebecca E. Hirsch (State College, PA) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Plants Can't Sit Still (Millbrook/Lerner), Birds vs. Blades? Offshore Windpower and the Race to Protect Seabirds (Millbrook/Lerner), The Ultimate Adventure Atlas of Earth (National Geographic Kids) www.rebeccahirsch.com

Amalia Hoffman (Larchmont, NY) Authored/Illustrated titles include: Purim Goodies (Gefen Publishing House) The Klezmer Bunch (Gefen Publishing House). Illustrated title: Friday Night with the Pope (Author Jacque J.M. Shore / Gefen Publishing House) www.amaliahoffman.com

Polly Holyoke (Plano, TX) Authored titles include: The Neptune Project (Disney/Hyperion) www.pollyholyoke.com already booked for 2018

Susan Hood (Southport, CT) Authored titles include: Spike, The Mixed-Up Monster (Simon & Schuster) The Tooth Mouse (Kids Can Press), Just Say Boo! (HarperCollins). www.susanhoodbooks.com

Molly Idle (Phoenix, AZ) a4ed guest-blogger Authored/Illustrated titles include: Tea Rex (Viking/Penguin), Flora and the Flamingo (Chronicle Books), Nighty Night, Noah (Abingdon Press) www.idleillustration.com

Cindy Jenson-Elliot (San Diego, CA) Authored titles include: Weeds Find a Way (Beach Lane Books), The Most Famous Pirates series (Capstone Press), Great Outdoors series (Capstone Press) www.cindyjensonelliott.com

Alan Katz (Weston, CT) Authored titles include: Take Me Out of the Bathtub (McElderry/S&S), Don't Say That Word! (McElderry/S&S), OOPS! (McElderry/S&S) www.alankatzbooks.com

Susan B. Katz (Mill Valley, CA) Authored/Illustrated titles include: My Mamma Earth (Barefoot Books), Authored titles include: ABC Baby Me! (Random House/Robin Corey Books) www.susankatzbooks.com

Ken Keffer (Milwaukee, WI) Authored titles include: Ranger Rick: National Parks (Muddy Boots), Kids' Outdoor Adventure Book (Falcon Guides), Truth About Nature (Falcon Guides) www.kenkeffer.net

Katy Kelly (Washington DC) Authored titles include: Melonhead series (Random House/Dell Yearling), Lucy Rose series (Random House/Dell Yearling) www.katykellyauthor.com

Bitsy Kemper (Sacramento, CA) Authored titles include: Out and About series (Picture Window Books/Capstone Press) www.bitsykemper.com

Jeff Kinney (Plainville, MA) a4ed guest-blogger email thru website Authored/Illustrated titles include: Diary of a Wimpy Kid series (Amulet Books) www.wimpykid.com

Natalie Kinsey (West Glover, VT) Authored titles include: True Colors (Knopf), Gifts From the Sea (Knopf), The Bear That Heard Crying (Penguin) www.kinsey-warnock.com

Suzy Kline (Willington, CT) a4ed guest-blogger link to email Authored titles include: Horrible Harry series (Puffin/Penguin Putnam), Herbie Jones series (Puffin/Penguin Putnam) www.suzykline.com

Kate Klise (Norwood, MO) Authored titles include: 43 Old Cemetery Road series (Harcourt), Stand Straight, Ella Kate (Dial/Penguin), Grammy Lamby and the Secret Handshake (Henry Holt) www.kateandsarahklise.com

Jeramey Kraatz (Dallas/Fort Worth, TX) Authored titles include: The Cloak Society series (Harper) www.jerameykraatz.com

Sarah Marwil Lamstein (Newton, MA) Authored titles include: Big Night for Salamanders (Boyds Mills Press), I Like Your Buttons! (Albert Whitman), From the Mango Tree and Other Folktales from Nepal (ABC-CLIO/Greenwood) www.sarahlamstein.com

Janet Lawler (Farmington, CT) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Snowzilla (Amazon Children's, formerly Marshall Cavendish), If Kisses Were Colors (Dial), A Mother's Song (Sterling) www.janetlawler.com

Miri Leshem-Pelly (Hadera, Israel) a4ed guest-blogger Authored/Illustrated titles include: Lon-Lon's Big Night (Milk & Honey Press, U.S.A.), Luti & Tery the otter cubs (Ministry of Defense Publishing, Israel), To the Birds' World with Pitzponteva (Modan Publishing) www.mirileshem.com

Peter Lourie (Middlebury,VT) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Scientist in the Field series (Houghton), Arctic Thaw (Boyds Mills Press), First Dive to Shark Dive (Boyds Mills Press) www.peterlourie.com

Lynn Lovegreen (Southcentral AK) Authored titles include: Gold Rush Novel series (Prism Book Group) www.lynnlovegreen.com

David Lubar (Nazareth, PA) Authored titles include: Strikeout of the Bleacher Weenies and Other Warped and Creepy Tales (Starscape), Hidden Talents (Tor Teen), Sleeping Freshmen Never Lie (Speak) www.davidlubar.com

JoAnn Early Macken (Shorewood, WI) Authored titles include: Baby Says "Moo! (Disney-Hyperion), Waiting Out the Storm (Candlewick Press), Flip, Float, Fly: Seeds on the Move (Holiday House) www.joannmacken.com

Kathy MacMillan (Owings Mills, MD) Authored titles include: Sword and Verse (HarperTeen), Nita's First Signs (Familius Press) www.kathymacmillan.com

Wendy Mass (Sparta, NJ) Authored titles include: Jeremy Fink and the Meaning of Life (Little Brown & Co), Willow Falls series (Scholastic), The Candymakers (Little Brown & Co) www.wendymass.com

Kate McMullan (New York City, NY) Authored titles include: I STINK! series (HarperCollins), The Dragon Slayer's Academy series (Grosset & Dunlop), The Myth-o-Mania series (Capstone) www.katemcmullan.com already booked for 2018

James Mihaley (Los Angeles, CA) Authored titles include: You Can't Have My Planet But Take My Brother, Please (Macmillan) www.jamesmihaley.com

Sarah Mlynowski (New York City, NY) email through website Authored titles include: Whatever After series (Scholastic), Upside-Down Magic series (Scholastic), Magic in Manhattan series (Delacorte Press) www.sarahm.com

Roxie Munro (Long Island City, NY) a4ed guest-blogger Authored/Illustrated titles include: EcoMazes: 12 Earth Adventures (Sterling Publishing), Hatch! (Marshall Cavendish), Busy Builders (Marshall Cavendish) www.roxiemunro.com

Terri Murphy (Prospect Heights, IL) > Illustrated titles include: One Day I Went Rambling (Bright Sky Press), Dance Y'all Dance (Bright Sky Press) www.terrimurphyart.com

Laurel Neme (Shelburne, VT) Authored titles include: Orangutan Houdini (Bunker Hill Publishing), Animal Investigators (Scribner) www.laurelneme.com

Patricia Newman (Sacramento, CA) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Nugget on the Flight Deck (Walker and Company), Jingle the Brass (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), Seasons Around the World (Pearson Learning Group) www.patriciamnewman.com already booked for 2018

Kim Norman (Smithfield, VA) Authored titles include: I Know a Wee Piggy (Dial Books for Young Readers), Ten on the Sled (Sterling, Scholastic), Crocodaddy (Sterling, Scholastic) www.kimnormanbooks.com

Michael Northrop (New York City, NY) Authored titles include: Plunked (Scholastic), Tombquest series (Scholastic), Polaris (Scholastic) www.michaelnorthrop.net

Jim Paillot (Gilbert, AZ) a4ed guest-blogger Illustrated titles include: My Weid School series, authored by Dan Gutman (Harper Collins), Secrets of a Lab Rat series, authored by Trudi Trueit (Simon & Schuster), Grubtown Tales series, authored by Philip Ardagh (Faber & Faber) www.jimpalliot.com

Michelle Parker-Rock (Scottsdale, AZ) Authored titles include: The Authors Kids Love series (Enslow Publishers, Inc.), R.L. Stine: Creator of Creepy and Spooky Stories (Enslow Publishers, Inc.) www.michelleparker-rock.com

David Patneaude (Woodinville, WA) Authored titles include: Thin Wood Walls (Houghton Mifflin), A Piece of the Sky (Albert Whitman), Epitaph Road (Egmont USA) www.patneaude.com

Darcy Pattison (Little Rock, AR) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Wisdom: The Midway Albatross (Mims House), Prairie Storms (Mims House), 11 Ways to Ruin a Photograph (Mims House), www.darcypattison.com

Miranda Paul (Green Bay, WI) Authored titles include: One Plastic Bag: Isatou Ceesay and the Recycling Women of the Gambia (Millbrook/Lerner), Water is Water (Roarlng Brook/Macmillan) www.mirandapaul.com already booked for 2018

Sara Pennypacker (Cape Cod, MA) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Clementine series (Hyperion/Disney), Sparrow Girl (Hyperion/Disney), Flat Stanley series (HarperCollins) www.sarapennypacker.com

Lois Peterson (BC) Authored titles include: The Ballad of Knuckles McGraw (Orca Young Readers), Silver Rain (Orca Book Publishers), Meeting Miss 405 (Orca Book Publishers) www.loispeterson.blog.com

Lori Polydoros (Orange, CA) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Strange but True series (Capstone), Killer Animal series (Capstone), Top Ten series (Capstone) www.loripolydoros.com

Daniel Powers (Savannah, GA) Authored/Illustrated titles include: Jiro's Pearl (Candlewick) Illustrated titles include: Take the Lead, George Washington (Philomel), Dear Katie, The Volcano is a Girl (Hyperion) www.powers-studio.com

Lissa Price (Pasadena, CA) Authored titles include: Starters (Random House Children's Books), Enders (Random House Children's Books) www.lissaprice.com already booked for 2018

Tish Rabe (Mystic, CT) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: The Cat in the Hat's Learning Library series (Random House), Huff and Puff (HarperCollins), The I Believe Bunny series (Thomas Nelson) www.tishrabe.com

Stacie Ramey (Wellington, FL) Authored titles include: The Sister Pact (Sourcebooks Fire), The Homecoming (Sourcebooks Fire), and the upcoming The Secrets We Bury (Sourcebooks Fire) www.stacieramey.com

Jeanie Franz Ransom (O'Fallon, MO) Authored titles include: What Really Happened to Humpty? (Charlesbridge), Don't Squeal Unless It's a Big Deal: A Tale of Tattletales (Magination Press), What Do Parents Do? (When You're Not Home) (Peachtree) www.jeanieransom.com

Jacqueline Resnick (Brooklyn, NY) Authored titles include: The Daring Escape of the Misfit Menagerie series (Penguin), Truth or Dare series (Poppy/Hachette Book Group) www.jacquelinewrites.com

Laurisa White Reyes (Santa Clarita, CA) www.laurisawhitereyes.com Authored titles include: The Celestine Chronicles series (Tanglewood Publishing) www.laurisawhitereyes.com

Yolanda Ridge (Rossland, BC, Canada) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Trouble with Trees (Orca Young Readers), Road Block (Orca Young Readers) www.yolandaridge.com

Karen Robbins (Seattle, WA) Authored titles include: Care For Our World (Compendium, Inc.) www.karensrobbins.com

Deborah Lee Rose (Walnut Creek, CA) Authored titles include: Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle (Persnickety Press), Jimmy the Joey (National Geographic Kids), Ocean Babies (National Geographic Kids) www.deborahleerose.com

Barb Rosenstock (Chicago, IL) Authored titles include: The Camping Trip that Changed America (Dial Books), The Littlest Mountain (Kar-Ben Publishing), Fearless (Dutton Children's Books) www.barbrosenstock.com already booked for 2018

Katherine Roy (Corvallis, OR) Authored/Illustrated titles include: Neighborhood Sharks (Roaring Brook), How to Be an Elephant (Roaring Brook) www.katherineroy.com already booked for 2018

April Pulley Sayre (Southbend, IN) Authored titles include: Touch a Butterfly: Wildlife Gardening with Kids (Roost Books), Here Come the Humpbacks! (Charlesbridge), Vulture View (Henry Holt) www.aprilsayre.com

Michelle Schaub (Downers Grove, IL) Authored titles include: Fresh-Picked Poetry: A Day at the Farmer's Market (Charlesbridge) www.michelleschaub.com

Ted Scheu (Middlebury, VT) Authored titles include: I Invited a Dragon to Dinner (Penguin Putnam), I Froze My Mother (Young Poets' Press), I Tickled My Teachers (Young Poets' Press) www.poetryguy.com already booked for 2018

Eliot Schrefer (New York, NY) Authored titles include: Endangered (Scholastic), Threatened (Scholastic), Spirit Animals (Scholastic) www.eliotschrefer.com already booked for 2018

Jon Scieszka (Brooklyn, NY) thru website Authored titles include: The Stinky Cheese (Penguin Books), Battle Bunny (Simon & Schuster), The Frank Einstein series (Abrams Books) www.jsworldwide.com

Lisa Kahn Schnell (Pennsylvania) Authored titles include: High Tide for Horsehoe Crabs (Charlesbridge) www.lisakschnell.com already booked for 2018

Frank Serafini (Scottsdale, AZ) Authored/Photographed titles include: Looking Closely series (Kids Can Press) www.frankserafini.com

Amanda Shepherd (Corpus Christi, TX) Illustrated titles include: Rules of the Wild (Author Bridget Levin / Chronicle Books) Who Loves Me (Author Patricia Maclachlan / Harper Collins Books) Such A Silly Baby (Author Stephanie and Stephan Lorig / Chronicle Books) www.paintdog.com/

Buffy Silverman (Augusta, MI) Authored titles include: Animal Look-Alikes series (Lerner Publications), Can an Old Dog Learn New Tricks? And Other Questions about Animals (Lerner Publications), Meet the Animal Groups series (Lerner Publications), www.buffysilverman.com

Suzanne Slade (Libertyville, IL) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: What's the Difference (Sylvan Dell), Climbing Lincholn's Steps (Albert Whitman), The House That George Built (Charlesbridge), www.suzanneslade.com already booked for 2018

Dashka Slater (Oakland, CA) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: The Sea Serpent and Me (Houghton Mifflin 2008), Firefighters in the Dark (Houghton Mifflin 2006), Baby Shoes (Bloomsbury 2006), www.dashkaslater.com

Wendi Silvano (Grand Junction, CO) email through website Authored titles include: Turkey Trouble (Two Lions Press), Turkey Trick or Treat (Two Lions Press), What Does the Wind Say? (Cooper Square Publishing), www.wendisilvano.com

Charles R. Smith Jr. (Poughkeepsie, NY) Authored titles include: Brick by Brick (HarperCollins), Authored/Photographed titles include: I Am The World (Simon & Schuster), Photographed titles include My People (Simon & Schuster) www.charlesrsmithjr.com

Laurel Snyder (Atlanta, GA) Authored titles include: Bigger than a Bread Box (Random House), Seven Stores Up (Random House), Any Which Wall (Random House), www.laurelsnyder.com

Rebecca Stead (New York City, NY) through website Authored titles include: Goodbye Stranger (Wendy Lamb Books), Liar & Spy (Wendy Lamb Books), When You Reach Me (Wendy Lamb Books), www.rebeccastead.com

Melissa Stewart (Acton, MA) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: A Place for... series (Peachtree Publishers), Under the Snow (Peachtree Publishers), When Rain Falls (Peachtree Publishers), www.melissa-stewart.com

Conrad Storad (Barberton, OH) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Rattlesnake Rules (Five Star Publications), Don't Call Me Pig! (Bobolink Media), Gila Monsters (Lerner Publishing Group) www.conradstorad.com

Tui Sutherland (Boston, MA) Authored titles include: Wings of Fire series (Scholastic), Menagerie trilogy (HarperCollins), Spirit Animals: Against the Tide (Scholastic) www.tuidbooks.com already booked for 2018

Jennifer Swanson (Jacksonville, FL) Authored titles include: Tiny Creep Creatures series (Capstone Press), How Things Work series (The Child's World), Top Secret Science (Capstone Press) www.jenniferswansonbooks.com

Melissa Sweet (Rockport, ME) Authored/Illustrated titles include: Balloons over Broadway (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt), Illustrated titles include: A Splash of Red by Jen Bryant (Random House/Knopf), Little Red Writing by Joan Holub (Chronicle Books) www.melissasweet.net

Stephen Swinburne (South Londonberry, VT) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: Wiff and Dirty George: The Z.e.b.r.a. Incident (Boyds Mills Press), Ocean Soup (Charlesbridge), Armadillo Trail (Boyds Mills Press) www.steveswinburne.com

Peggy Thomas (Middleport, NY) Authored titles include: Thomas Jefferson Grows a Nation (Boyds Mills Press), Farmer George Plants a Nation (Boyds Mills Press), For the Birds; the life of Roger Tory Peterson (Boyds Mills Press) www.peggythomaswrites.com

Kiki Thorpe (Denver, CO) Authored titles include: The Never Girls series (Random House), The Accidental Cheerleader (Scholastic), Her Evil Twin (Scholastic) www.kikithorpe.com

Debra Toor (Ontario, Canada) Authored titles include: Survival Secrets of Turkey Vultures (Guardian Angel Publishing) www.ecostoriesbydebtoor.com

Kristin O'Donnell Tubb (Nashville, TN) Authored titles include: The 13th Sign (Feiwell & Friends/Macmillan), Selling Hope (Feiwel & Friends/Macmillan), Autumn Winifred Oliver Does Things Different (Delacorte/Random House) www.kristintubb.com

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater (Holland, NY) Authored titles include: Forest Has A Song (Clarion), Every Day Birds (Scholastic) www.poemfarm.amylv.com

Nancy Viau (Mullika Hill, NJ) Authored titles include: Look What I Can Do! (Abrams BYR), Samantha Hansen Has Rocks In Her Head (Amulet Books/Abrams), Storm Song (Two Lions/Amazon Children's/formally Marshall Cavendish) www.nancyviau.com

Marianne D. Wallace (Monrovia, CA) Authored/Illustrated titles include: America's Ecosystems series (Fulcrum Publishing), Illustrated titles include: Earthsteps (Fulcrum Publishing) www.mdwallace.com

Jennifer Ward (Edwardsville, IL) email through website Authored titles include: The Busy Tree (Marshall Cavendish), I Love Dirt (Trumpeter), There Was an Old Monkey Who Swallowed a Frog (Marshall Cavendish) www.jenniferwardbooks.com

Elissa Brent Weissman (Baltimore, MD) Authored titles include: The Short Seller (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster), Standing for Socks (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster), Nerd Camp (Atheneum/Simon & Schuster) www.ebweissman.com already booked for 2018

Melissa Wiley (San Diego, CA) Authored titles include: The Prairie Thief (McElderry Books), Fox and Crow Are Not Friends (Random House), Inch and Roly series (Simon & Schuster) www.melissawiley.com

Suzanne Morgan Williams (Reno, NV) Authored titles include: Bull Rider (Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster), China's Daughters (Pacific View Press) www.suzannemorganwilliams.com

Kari-Lynn Winters (St. Cathrines, ONT, Canada) Authored titles include: The Buzz About Bees (Fitzhenry & Whiteside), Gift Days (Fitzhenry & Whiteside), Jeffrey and Sloth (Orca Books) www.kariwinters.com

Janet Wong (Princeton, NJ) a4ed guest-blogger Authored titles include: The Dumpster Diver (Candlewick), Minn and Jake's Almost Terrible Summer (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), Knock on Wood: Poems about Superstitions (McElderry/Simon & Schuster) www.janetwong.com

Michelle Worthington (Sheldon, Queensland, Australia) Authored titles include: Yellow Day Dress (Sterling), Pink Pirate (Little Steps), The Bedtime Band (Wombat Books) www.michelleworthington.com

Dan Yaccarino (New York, NY) a4ed guest-blogger Authored/illustrated titles include: Doug Unplugged (Knopf BYR), UnLovable (Henry Holt & Company), The Fantastic Undersea Life of Jacques Cousteau (Knopf BYR) www.yaccarinostudio.com

Judy Young (Preston, ID) Authored titles include: The Wild World of Buck Bray series (Sleeping Bear Press), Sleepy Snoozy Cozy Coozy, A Book of Animal Beds (Sleeping Bear Press), Tuki and Moca, A Tale of Two Tarmarins (Sleeping Bear Press) www.judyyoungpoetry.com

Timothy Young (Easton, MD) Authored/illustrated titles include: Do Not Open The Box! (Schiffer Books), The Angry Little Puffin (Schiffer Books), I Hate Picture Books! (Schiffer Books) www.creaturesandcharacters.com