From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Violet Lemay!

Violet Lemay was a stage designer, a college art professor, and an editorial illustrator before arriving at her dream job: illustrating books for kids. Violet has illustrated over twenty books, a handful of which she also wrote. If she’s not at her desk drawing, she’s probably in the backyard feeding the birds, who think she is Snow White. Through illustration, Violet… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Kendra Barrett!

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Kendra J. Barrett, DPT, is a pediatric physical therapist who has worked in early intervention and public schools for eight years since graduating from Ithaca College with a doctorate in physical therapy. She currently works in a public school for students age 3-21 with intellectual and physical disabilities. Yes I Can! Is her first book, and she was thrilled to… Read more »

From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Jon Davis!

Jon Davis does it all—pirates, old elephants, witches in bloomers, bears on bikes, ugly cats, sweet kids. Based in the Lake District, England, Jon is an award-winning illustrator who has illustrated more than 70 books for publishers across the globe. Recently, Jon has worked with us on the Terrific Toddler series, which contains three books: Bye-Bye!, Boo-Boo!, and All Mine!  Please welcome Jon Davis!… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Authors: Rhona Silverbush and Carol Zeavin!

Carol Zeavin earned her BA in music from UCLA and became a successful freelance orchestral violinist and chamber musician in New York City.  She earned master’s degrees in education and special education from Bank Street College and worked with infants and toddlers from 1992 to 2010, both as head teacher at Rockefeller University’s Child and Family Center and Barnard’s Toddler Development… Read more »

Fall 2018 Releases

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It’s finally Fall! And we’re excited to announce our releases through the end of the year. We’ve got a new series targeted at some of our youngest readers, as well as a follow-up to Grow Happy and an empowering standalone title about a girl and her wheelchair. We hope you enjoy these upcoming titles, and rest assured that there are many more wonderful things… Read more »

New from Jo Rooks: Hector’s Favorite Place

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Jo Rooks is an illustrator, author, and graphic designer living in leafy South West London with her husband and two children. Jo studied at Bath School of Art and Design and pursued a career in graphic design. When Jo had her two children, she began to rediscover her love of art, poetry, and creative writing for children. She is passionate… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Lysa Mullady!

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Lysa Mullady has been an elementary school counselor for 28 years. She is known for her engaging, enthusiastic, and creative counseling style. Her passion is to teach her students to be problem solvers by talking it out and thinking good things. Lysa was born and raised on Long Island, where she still lives with her family and two golden-doodles. You… Read more »

From Sketch to Book at Magination Press: Christine Battuz!

Christine Battuz obtained a Master of Arts degree from l’Accademia di Belle Arti di Perugia in Italy. Her delightful illustrations can be found in over sixty children’s books and magazines. She currently works as an illustrator in Canada, Korea, Europe, and the US, and she is a partner in a graphic design studio called Kuizin. Christine has been working her… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Author: Carrie Lara!

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Carrie Lara, PsyD, has been working with children in various community mental health settings since 2005. She received her doctorate in clinical psychology from the California School of Professional Psychology through Alliant International University of San Francisco in 2009. Her specializations are working with children and families, child and human development, foster and adoptive youth, learning disabilities and special education,… Read more »

Meet Magination Press Authors: Marianne Celano, Marietta Collins, and Ann Hazzard!

Marianne Celano, PhD, ABPP, Marietta Collins, PhD, and Ann Hazzard, PhD, ABPP, worked together for over two decades as Emory University School of Medicine faculty members serving children and families in Atlanta. All three psychologists have been involved in community advocacy efforts focused on children’s behavioral health and social justice. Dr. Celano and Dr. Hazzard have developed and utilized therapeutic… Read more »