Patricia Cantor’s first job after college was as editorial assistant to a group of four children’s book writers-in-residence at Bank Street College in NY. From there, she became assistant to the editor-in-chief at children’s book publisher Philomel, which was home to such notable authors as Eric Carle. Even after a career change to early childhood education, Pat’s strong interest in children’s books continued. As a preschool teacher, child care center director, and professor of early childhood education, Pat has maintained a strong commitment to supporting children’s literacy development and nurturing their love of books. Pat has been on the faculty at Plymouth State University for 25 years. Currently, she teaches courses in early childhood development, curriculum and instruction for children from birth through age 5, the historical and philosophical foundations of early childhood studies, and advocacy and policy in early childhood. Her research interests include the impact of screen media on the development and learning of infants and toddlers. She lives in Concord, NH.