Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Emma Walton Hamilton

Emma Walton Hamilton

Emma Walton Hamilton EMMA WALTON HAMILTON is a best-selling children’s book author, editor, educator and arts and literacy advocate. She has co-authored over twenty children’s books with her mother, Julie Andrews, six of which have been on the New York Times best-seller list, including The Very Fairy Princess series (#1 NY Times Bestseller), Julie Andrews’ Collection Of Poems, Songs And Lullabies... [Read more]

Catherine Creedon

Catherine Creedon

Catherine Creedon Catherine Creedon is a storyteller, archivist, librarian, and award-winning essayist. She has worked in a prison library, museum library, a bookmobile, a library shaped like a castle, and another that looked like a ship. She grew up in Minnesota, and now lives on the eastern end of Long Island with her husband, Scott Sandell, and their two sons. Blue Wolf, part one in a trilogy... [Read more]

Jolie Jones

Jolie Jones

Jolie Jones JOLIE JONES was barely a teenager when she burst into public view in magazine after magazine as the first African American supermodel to appear on the cover of Mademoiselle and in the pages of Seventeen. Acting soon followed, and so did singing. When motherhood intervened in the 70s, she embraced it with the same energy and enthusiasm she had applied to her career but, by the late 80s,... [Read more]

Susan Milord

Susan Milord

Susan Milord Susan Milord is the author of The Kids Nature Book, Willa the Wonderful, Love That Baby! and Three About Thurston. She lives in Vermont, where she keeps an eye out for special pebbles.  Read More →

Jon Berkeley

Jon Berkeley

Jon Berkeley Jon Berkeley was born in Dublin at a time when suits were collarless and there were no bootprints on the moon. He was educated by stern men with elbow patches, in a school where you were allowed to go to the bathroom only if you asked in Irish. Jon has worked as a freelance illustrator for over twenty years and has turned more recently to writing. He is the author and illustrator of chopsticks,... [Read more]

Brittney Ryan

Brittney Ryan

Brittney Ryan Brittney Ryan is a native of Portland, Oregon, where she attended the University of Portland’s School of Dramatic Arts and Music. She has performed in over thirty musicals and was voted Most Outstanding Young Woman in America by the National Press Club. As well as being an author, she is an accomplished composer, singer, dancer, and storyteller. She is the author of the New York... [Read more]

BB, Denys Watkins-Pitchford

BB, Denys Watkins-Pitchford

BB Denys Watkins-Pitchford, or ‘BB’ as he is known, was born in 1905. He grew up in Northamptonshire, where he spent many hours out in the open air as ill health prevented him from being sent to boarding school. He studied art in Paris and at The Royal College of Art in London, and for seventeen years was art master at Rugby School. He was already illustrating books before he began to write... [Read more]

John Bucchino

John Bucchino

John Bucchino John Bucchino’s songs have been performed and recorded by renowned pop, theatre, cabaret and classical artists including Liza Minnelli, Barbara Cook, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Judy Collins, Yo Yo Ma, Art Garfunkel, Patti LuPone, Deborah Voight, Michael Feinstein, Audra McDonald, The Boston Pops, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in venues including Carnegie... [Read more]

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews

Julie Andrews Julie Andrews is one of the most recognized figures in the entertainment industry. Her legendary career encompasses the Broadway and London stages, blockbuster Hollywood films, award-winning television shows, multiple album releases and concert tours and the world of children’s publishing. Born Julia Elizabeth Wells in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, England, Julie was a child star of the... [Read more]