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Lauren Adams teaches ELL in Newton, Massachusetts.
A former middle school teacher, Tanya Auger holds
a master’s degree in learning and teaching from the Harvard
Graduate School of Education.
(B. BADER) Barbara Bader is the author of American Picturebooks from Noahs Ark to the Beast Within, and a regular contributor to the Horn Book Magazine.
Deirdre F. Baker reviews children’s books
for the Toronto Star and teaches children’s literature
at the University of Toronto.
Hannah Rodgers Barnaby holds an MA in children’s
literature from Simmons College and an MFA in writing for children
and young adults from Vermont College. Formerly a children’s book
editor at Houghton Mifflin, she also has worked as a bookseller and
a writing instructor.
(LB) Lana Barnes is a graphic production assistant for a children’s book publisher in the Boston area. She holds an MAT in elementary education from Sacred Heart University and an MA in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College.
Barbara Barstow is the former youth services manager
for the Cuyahoga County Public Library in Cleveland, Ohio. She has
chaired both the Newbery and Caldecott award committees.
Amy Chevrette Bear holds an MA from
the National Centre for Research in Children’s Literature at Roehampton
University in London. She is a graduate of Simmons College.
(JLB) Writer J. L. Bell blogs about fantasy literature for children at Oz and Ends (ozandends.blogspot.com) and is editor of Oziana, creative magazine of the International Wizard of oz Club.
(ABZ) Amy Bennett-Zendzian holds an MA/MFA in children’s literature from Simmons College and is working on her PhD in English at Boston University.
Nell Beram is a longtime Horn Book Guide
reviewer and a frequent contributor to Brain, Child: The Magazine
for Thinking Mothers.
(KLB) Katie Bircher is marketing and editorial assistant for The Horn Book, Inc.
Frieda F. Bostian is retired from the Virginia
Tech English Department, where she taught children’s literature.
Jennifer M. Brabander is senior editor of The
Horn Book Magazine.
(MLB) Miriam Lang Budin is head of children’s services at the Chappaqua Library in New York. She has served on the Newbery, Caldecott, and Anne Izard Storytellers’ Choice award committees and is currently a member of the Ezra Jack Keats Award and ALSC Notable Books committees.
Anita L. Burkam is a former associate editor of
The Horn Book Magazine.
Paula M. Cairo is the Lower School librarian at
Friends Select School in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Betty Carter, a Horn Book Magazine reviewer,
is professor emerita of children’s and young adult literature in
the School of Library and Information Studies at Texas Women’s University.
(LC) Lauren Chambers is a master's student in the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Luther B. Clegg, professor emeritus of education
at Texas Christian University, taught children’s literature
and social studies methods for more than thirty years. He is the
author of The Empty Schoolhouse: Memories of One-Room Texas
Schools and coauthor of Celebrating Diversity: A Multicultural
(ALC) Amy L. Cohn works at Endicott College Writing Center and teaches children's literature courses at Endicott College and Lesley University. She is the compiler of the anthology
From Sea to Shining Sea and coauthor, with Suzy Schmidt,
of Abraham Lincoln (both Scholastic).
Tamara DePasquale holds an MA
from the Center for the Study of Children’s Literature at
Simmons College and is the youth services librarian for the Eldredge
Public Library in Chatham, Massachusetts.
(ME) Monica Edinger teaches fourth grade at the Dalton School in New York City.
Vancouver author and critic Sarah Ellis teaches
writing at Vermont College and is a Horn Book Magazine
David Elzey is a recent graduate of Vermont College of
Fine Arts MFA program in writing for children and
(LCF) Lisa Catherine Findlay is a special education teacher in Massachusetts. She was a children’s book editor and worked in the children’s room at the New York Public Library. She holds an MA in English literature and an MEd in special education.
(APF) Ashleigh Finn is a former editorial intern for The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide.
(SF) Shoshana Flax, a children's bookseller at Brookline Booksmith in Massachusetts, holds an MFA in writing for children from Simmons College.
Kitty Flynn is senior editor of The Horn Book
Guide and online content editor for The Horn Book, Inc.
Danielle J. Ford is an associate professor of science
education at the University of Delaware and a Horn Book Magazine
(JF) Author of Presenting Paul Zindel, Jack Forman serves on several ALA committees. He is a reference and instructional librarian and the coordinator of public services at the San Diego Mesa College Library, part of the San Diego Community College District.
(TF) A children's curriculum writer and editor, Tori Funkhouser holds an MFA in writing for children and young adults from Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota.
(SMG) Sheila M. Geraty is the library director at Brookwood School in Manchester, Massachusetts. She holds master's degrees in library and information science as well as children's literature, both fro Simmons College.
Elissa Gershowitz is managing editor of The
Horn Book Guide.
(MG) After many years with the Archdiocese of New York and the public schools of New York City, Melinda Greenblatt is creating an online service to sell books, toys, and crafts on international themes (www.globalsuprises.com). She continues to be a member of the Children’s Book Committee at Bank Street College of Education.
(CG) Claire E. Gross, a former associate editor of The Horn Book Magazine, is enrolled in the master’s program at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign.
(RLH) Rebecca Hachmyer holds an MA in children’s literature from Simmons College. She is an educator in Sonoma County, California.
A freelance children’s book editor in the Boston area, Susan
Halperin holds a master’s degree from the Center
for the Study of Children’s Literature at Simmons College.
Katrina Hedeen is editorial assistant of The Horn Book Guide.
Gail Hedges teaches children’s literature
at Lesley University. She is the
immediate past president of the Foundation for Children’s
Christine M. Heppermann, a freelance writer and former
children’s bookseller, is a reviewer for The
Horn Book Magazine.
(PIH) Pearl Higgins holds an MA in children’s literature from Simmons College.
Nancy Hull reviews young adult novels for the Grand
Rapids Press and teaches children’s literature at Calvin College
in Grand Rapids, Michigan.
(JH) Jonathan Hunt, an elementary school librarian for the Modesto City Schools District in California, is a Horn Book Magazine reviewer.
Megan Lynn Isaac, an associate professor at Elon
University, teaches and writes about Shakespeare, children’s
literature, and young adult literature.
(KI) Kathleen Isaacs is a former middle school teacher.
an editor, librarian,
and children’s literature consultant, Cyrisse Jaffee
is editorial project director in the Educational Outreach
department of WGBH. She holds an MLS from Simmons College.
Marika Jeffery holds an MA in children’s
literature from Simmons College. She is a freelance writer
in San Diego.
(AK) Former Youth Services Coordinator for the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Amy Kellman consults and teaches children’s literature. She is a past president of the United States Board on Books for Young People and has served on the Batchelder, Caldecott, and Newbery award committees.
Juliet S. King holds an EdM in language and literacy
from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is a reading specialist and literacy consultant in Vermont.
Maeve Visser Knoth is a children’s librarian
for the San Mateo (CA) County Library System and an adjunct faculty
member at Lesley University. She is a former reviewer for The
Horn Book Magazine.
Susan Dove Lempke is the children’s services
supervisor for the Niles Public Library District in Illinois and
a Horn Book Magazine reviewer.
(NL) Nina Lindsey is supervising librarian for children's services at the Oakland Library in Oakland, California.
Cindy Lombardo is acting deputy director for the Cleveland Public Library. She has served on numnerous selection committees for ALSC and YALSA and is editor of the By the Book column for Public Libraries.
Rudge Long is a reviewer for The Horn Book Magazine
and a former editor of the young people’s section of Kirkus
(AMM) Amanda M. MacGregor holds an MA in children’s literature from Simmons College and has worked as a children’s bookseller and librarian.
Lauren Maggio, a graduate of the master’s
program in children’s literature at the University of British
Columbia and Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information
Science, is the medical education librarian at Stanford University
(JM) Jenn Matters holds a master's degree in young adult literature. An English teacher, she is currently enrolled in the GSLIS program at the University of Illinois.
(ARM) April R. Mazza holds an MLS from Simmons College and is head of youth services at a public library in Massachusetts.
Bridget McCaffrey holds master’s degrees in early
childhood education and children’s literature.
Professor of education at Ohio Wesleyan University, Amy
McClure is the author of Sunrises and Songs: Reading
and Writing Poetry in an Elementary Classroom; Response
Guides for Teaching Children’s Books; and Books That
Invite Talk, Wonder and Play with Language. She is also coauthor
of Living Literature:
Using Children’s Literature to Support Reading and Language
Beth L. Meister is the library media specialist
at the Milwaukee Jewish Day School. She
is a graduate of Mount Mary College and received her MLIS from the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Betsy Murray holds an EdM in language and literacy
from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA in political
science from UC Berkeley. She has worked as a children’s bookseller,
a second-grade teacher, and a reading specialist. She is the primary reading coach at Widen Elementary School in Austin, Texas.
(SN) Sarah Novogrodsky is the librarian for the Amigos School and the Dr.Martin Luther King Jr. School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She has also taught fifth and sixth grades.
V. Parravano is executive editor of The Horn Book Magazine.
Chelsey G. H. Philpot is a former editorial assistant of The
Horn Book Guide.
A former children’s bookseller with an MA in English literature, Norah Piehl is a
freelance writer and editor living in the Boston area.
(RR) Randy Ribay holds an EdM in language and literacy from the Harvard Graduate School of Education and a BA in English literature from the University of Colorado. He teaches high school English in Philadelphia.
(PR) Patricia Riley holds master’s degrees in writing and children’s literature. She has taught children’s book writing at continuing education programs.
(CR) Cynthia K. Ritter is editorial assistant of The Horn Book Magazine.
Lolly Robinson is designer and production manager
for The Horn Book, Inc. She teaches children’s literature
at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.
(BLS) Brittany Schlorff holds an MFA in writing for children from Simmons College. She works for an educational publisher in children's digital publishing.
(TS) Terri Schmitz is the owner of the Children's Book Shop in Brookline, Massachusetts.
(DS) Dean Schneider teaches seventh and eighth grades at the Ensworth School in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a reviewer for The Horn Book Magazine.
(CLS) Carolyn Shute worked in educational publishing in Boston for seventeen years before becoming a freelance editor and writer. A longtime Horn Book Guide reviewer, she holds a master’s degree in children’s literature.
For almost twelve years, Martha Sibert worked as
children’s coordinator for the Roanoke County Public Library
in Virginia. She holds an MA from the Simmons
College Center for the Study of Children’s Literature and
is currently a freelance writer in Brookline, Massachusetts.
(HMS) Henrietta M. Smith is professor emerita on the faculty of the School of Library and Information Science, University of South Florida, in Tampa. She has served on the Caldecott, Coretta Scott King, Newbery, and Wilder award committees and is the editor of The Coretta Scott King Awards Book: 1970–2009.
(RLS) Rachel L. Smith, former marketing and circulation manager for The Horn Book, Inc., is assistant editor for an educational publisher. She is pursuing a master's degree in library and information science at Simmons College..
Robin L. Smith teaches second grade at the Ensworth
School in Nashville, Tennessee, and is a reviewer for The Horn
Rita Soltan holds BA and MLS degrees
from Queens College of CUNY and an MAT in teaching reading and language
arts from Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. She is the
author of Reading Raps: A Book Club Guide for Librarians, Kids
and Families; Summer Reading Renaissance: An Interactive
Exhibits Approach; and Solving the Reading Riddle: The Librarian's Guide to Reading Instruction.
Miriam Steinberg-Egeth holds a master’s degree
in creative arts in learning and elementary education from Lesley
University. She is director of the Jewish Graduate Student Network
Carrie Harasimowicz Sullivan, formerly assistant
editor of The Horn Book Guide, holds a master’s degree
in children’s literature. She teaches English in Brunswick,
Roger Sutton is editor in chief of The Horn Book,
Bethany Templeton holds an MLIS from the University of
Iowa and is a children’s librarian at the Needham Free Public
Library in Massachusetts.
Antonio Trujillo, a former test evaluator for an
educational publisher, holds a degree in classics.
Tim Wadham, assistant director for youth and community
services for the St. Louis County (MO) Library, holds a bachelor’s
degree in Spanish and has a PhD in comparative/children’s literature.
He is the author of Programming with Latino Children’s
Materials and Libros esenciales.
Rebecca Reed Whidden works in technical services
for the Memorial Library of Radnor Township (PA).
She is a former children’s bookseller and holds a master’s
degree in elementary education from Lesley University.
(SJW) Sophie Williamson is a former editorial intern for The Horn Book Magazine and The Horn Book Guide.