CLiF is honored to partner with 64 accomplished children’s book authors, illustrators, poets, and storytellers who give inspiring presentations on our behalf to thousands of children across New Hampshire and Vermont.

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Rick Agran

Rick is the author of Pumpkin Shivaree, a picture book for children, and a collection of poems called Crow Milk.

Jim Arnosky

Jim is an award-winning author and illustrator of 86 books about nature. He has also illustrated 46 books by other authors.

Marek Bennett

Marek is a comic artist who leads arts residencies across New England. His weekly comic strip, Mimi’s Doughnuts, appears in New England newspapers.

Elizabeth Bluemle

Elizabeth is the author of several children’s books and co-owner of the Flying Pig Bookstore in Shelburne, VT.

Ann Braden

Ann Braden writes middle level books that draw from her work as a community organizer to discuss issues of equity.

Kathy Brodsky

Kathy is a psychotherapist, poet, and award-winning author of picture books. Her books include A CatFish Tale, Stover, The Winner Is, and Purrsnikitty.

Simon Brooks

Simon is a storyteller who combines his passion for children’s literature and folklore to create fun programs for children and adults.

Deborah Bruss

Deborah writes for all ages and never goes anywhere without her backpack full of farm animal puppets who join the audience during her readings of Book! Book! Book!
Michael J. Caduto. Photo by Julie Smith.

Michael J. Caduto

Michael is a performer and award-winning author of children's books including the Keepers of the Earth® series.

Layne Case

Layne wrote her first children’s book, Charlie, over 40 years ago. She has since published three more in the Charlie series.
Jason Chin

Jason Chin

Jason Chin is an award-winning author and illustrator who combines imaginative storytelling with scientific information to create books that both enchant and educate.

John & Jennifer Churchman

John and Jennifer Churchman are the author/illustrators of the New York Times Bestselling picture book series, Sweet Pea & Friends.

Glenn Currie

Glenn is a poet, humorist, and essayist. His works include children’s book of poems, A Boy’s First Diary (2007) and a found adult book Surviving Seventh Grade (2012).

Michael J. Daley

Michael’s life-long love of science fiction informs his writing for children, including the books Space Station Rat and Shanghaied to the Moon.

Kathleen W. Deady

Kathleen is the author of more than 40 books for children, including All Year Long and It’s Time! Her work has appeared in Highlights and Boys’ Life.

Rajnii Eddins

Rajnii is adept in engaging authentic youth voice from elementary to high school by utilizing creative expression and call and response to inspire young people to create their own pieces as well further their love for wordplay and literacy.

Randee Eddins

Randee has presented as a master storyteller and poet to youth, college students, and adults at theatres, arts festivals, coffee shops, art galleries and schools.

Terry Farish

Terry is an author and magazine writer whose books for children include The Cat Who Liked Potato Soup and Why I’m Already Blue.

Jon Gailmor

Jon presents songwriting workshops, curriculum-based or open-ended, in schools nationwide.

Lynda Graham-Barber

Lynda is the author of 13 books, including KokoCat Inside and Out and The Animals' Winter Sleep.  

Karen Gross

Karen Gross has served as a scholar, teacher, administrator and community leader dedicated to improving the lives of those less privileged and now focuses on writing books on overcoming adversity.

John Steven Gurney

John is the illustrator of more than 100 books for children, including The A to Z Mysteries series and The Bailey School Kids.

Jessie Haas

Jessie is the award-winning author of more than 30 books for children, including Unbroken, Shaper, and Chase.

Karen Hesse

Karen is the author of many books for young people, including Out of the Dust, winner of the Newbery Medal.

Geof Hewitt

Geof is the author of three books of poetry and three books for teachers. His most recent book is Hewitt’s Guide to Slam Poetry and Poetry Slam.

Henry Homeyer

Henry's first children's book, Wobar and the Quest for the Magic Calumet, is a story he first told on a summer playground when he was in college

Amy Huntington

Amy is a children’s book illustrator and author. Her most recent book is Grandma Drove the Lobster Boat.

Donald Johnson

Donald is the author and illustrator of the beloved Henry series, including Henry Hikes to Fitchburg and others.

Marty Kelley

Marty is a recovering second grade teacher who writes and illustrates books for kids. His books include The Rules and Summer Stinks.

Natalie Kinsey-Warnock

Natalie is the author of 20 books, including the picture books The Bear that Heard Crying, Nora’s Ark, and From Dawn till Dusk.

Marv Klassen-Landis

Marv is a performer, writer, and educator. He is also the author and illustrator of Jump, Children, Jump and the co-author of Please Talk With Me.

Jo Knowles

Jo Knowles is the award-winning author of young adult novels Living with Jackie Chan, See You At Harry's, Pearl, Jumping Off Swings, and Lessons from a Dead Girl.

Peter Lourie

Peter is the author of many adventure books for children, including Amazon, Lost Treasure of the Inca, and Hidden World of the Aztec.

David Martin

David is the author of several children’s books, including We’ve All Got Bellybuttons, Lucy and Bob, and Let’s Have a Tree Party!

Duncan McDougall

Duncan is a frequent presenter for the Children’s Literacy Foundation. He founded CLiF in 1998 and serves as its Executive Director. Over the past two decades Duncan has given roughly 1,500 literacy and storytelling presentations to almost 100,000 children across New Hampshire and Vermont.

Marilyn Taylor McDowell

Marilyn has brought children and books together for more than 25 years, as a volunteer school librarian, a cultural arts chairperson, and a storyteller.

Sy Montgomery

Sy is a naturalist and the author of 15 books, including The Good Good Pig and Walking with the Great Apes. 

Erin E. Moulton

Erin E. Moulton is the author of FLUTTER (Penguin, 2011), TRACING STARS (Penguin, 2012), CHASING THE MILKY WAY (Penguin, 2014), and KEEPERS OF THE LABYRINTH (Penguin, 2015). She is also editor of the forthcoming anthology THINGS WE HAVEN'T SAID (Zest, 2017).

Denise Ortakales

Denise has sculpted paper illustrations for dozens of publications and children’s books, including Good Morning Garden and Carrot in My Pocket.

Katherine Paterson

Katherine is an award-winning author of dozens of books for children and young adults, including Bridge to Terabithia and Come Sing.

Tracey Campbell Pearson

Tracy is the award-winning children’s book author and illustrator of more than 35 books, including Bob and Where Does Joe Go?
Eric Pinder

Eric Pinder

Eric Pinder is the author of If All the Animals Came Inside and other books for children. He teaches creative writing at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.

Verandah Porche

Verandah is a poet and performer. She is the author of the poetry collections The Body’s Symmetry and Glancing Off.

Jan Reynolds

Jan is a writer and photographer. She is the author of the Vanishing Culture Series, which includes Mongolia, Far North, and Down Under.

Rebecca Rupp

Rebecca Rupp, a scientist turned writer, is the award-winning author of many fiction and non-fiction books for children, among them The Dragon of Lonely IslandOctavia Boone’s Big Questions, and After Eli.

Ted Scheu

Ted is a former elementary school teacher and the author of I Froze My Mother and Other Seriously Funny Family Poems.

Leda Schubert

Leda is the author of several books for children, including Ballet of the Elephants, Here Comes Darrell, and The Princess of Borscht.

Carolyn Scoppettone

Carolyn is a children’s book author and journalist. Her first book for children, HOLD THIS!, was recognized with a silver medal Moonbeam award.

John Stadler

John is the author and illustrator of more than 20 books for children, including Big and Little and Take Me Out to the Ballgame.

Phoebe Stone

Phoebe Stone is the author of seven novels for middle readers, including The Boy on Cinnamon Street, and the author and illustrator of three picture books.

Tanya Lee Stone

Tanya is the award-winning author of nearly 90 books for young readers, including A Bad Boy Can Be Good for a Girl.
Steve Swinburne

Steve Swinburne

Steve Swinburne is an author and photographer who has published more than thirty nonfiction books for young readers.

S.S. Taylor

S. S. Taylor lives for books of all kinds, expeditions, old libraries, mysterious situations, long-hidden secrets, missing explorers, and traveling to known and unknown places.

Chris Tebbetts

Chris Tebbetts is author and co-author of many books for young readers, including #1 New York Times bestselling MIDDLE SCHOOL series, PUBLIC SCHOOL SUPERHERO, STRANDED series, and THE VIKING series.

Linda Urban

Linda Urban is the author of the children's book, Mouse was Mad, and two young adult novels: Hound Dog True and A Crooked Kind of Perfect.

Dianalee Velie

Dianalee is a poet, teacher, and the author of four books of poetry, a short story collection, and a play.
J&P Voelkel

J & P Voelkel

Jon and Pamela (J&P) Voelkel are the author-illustrators of the Jaguar Stones books, a series of Maya-themed adventures set in present-day Central America.

Dean Whitlock

Dean is the author of novels for young adults and short stories for their parents. His books include Sky Carver and Raven.

Doug Wilhelm

Doug is the author of 14 books for middle-grade readers, including The Revealers and nine books in the Choose Your Own Adventure series.

Ashley Wolff

Ashley Wolff is the illustrator, and often the author of over 65 picture books.
Liza Woodruff

Liza Woodruff

Liza Woodruff has illustrated more than 20 children's books. She lives in Charlotte, VT.

Bruce and Hobbes

Bruce & Hobbes talk to kids about anti-bullying efforts, anti-domestic violence efforts, empathy, compassion, inclusion, tolerance, respect, determination, empowerment, team-building & perseverance.