About Magination Press

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Magination Press is the children’s book imprint of the American Psychological Association, a scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States and around the world. Most of our books are written by mental health professionals or those who work closely children and teens. Our books help children understand their feelings, provide information about the topic or situation, and offer extensive practical coping strategies. In our picture books, a comprehensive Note to Parents is usually included to help provide parents with psychological background information to further guide parents, therapists, social workers, and teachers in using the book.

Who are we? Kristine Enderle directs Magination Press and acquires new children’s picture books, middle-grade chapter books, and teen mental health/self-help books and develops a few books here and there. Editors Sarah Fell and Katie Ten-Hagen manage new titles and shepherd books through editorial development, art direction, design, and production. Intern Vallen Driggers provides editorial and production assistance and expert critiques of manuscript submissions. Together we have loads of fun reading and evaluating submissions, acquiring new titles, collaborating with designers, authors, and illustrators, thinking up the next best things, and developing stellar books.

You may contact us at maginationpress@apa.org

2 thoughts on “About Magination Press

  1. cj bott

    I am cj bott, former English/literature teacher and author of two books about using literature to start the discussion about bullying.

    I am currently working on an article for the journal, VOYA, Voice of Youth Advocates that is read by librarians working in school and public libraries through out the US. This column will focus on books, children’s through high school, that present transgender characters.

    Amazon has helped me locate several from publishers other than the major publishing houses, but also made me aware of your books.

    Is it possible for me to get review copies of Not Every Princess and This Day in June?

    Let me know if this is possible and I will send you my address.


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