Visiting Authors & Illustrators

Rob Buyea

Rob Buyea, auther of the Mr. Terupt series, visited our Middle School. In his presentations, Mr.

Visit:  Spring 2016

Douglas Florian

At Brookwood April 2015. Douglas Florian is an author, artist, and poet. He has written and illustrated more than fifty books of children's poetry.

Visit:  Spring 2015

Tad Hills

At Brookwood October 2015. Tad Hills will share his thoughts about the process of making and creating books.

Visit:  Fall 2015

Barney Saltzberg

At Brookwood November 2015.

Visit:  Fall 2015

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

Jarrett J. Krosoczka has been passionate about storytelling through words and pictures since he was a boy. He has authored twenty one published books— ten picture books, ten graphic novels and his new chapter book— Platypus Police Squad: The Frog Who Croaked. His Lunch Lady series has twice won a Children's Choice Book Award, in the Third to Fourth Grade Book of the Year category, and was nominated for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award.

Visit:  Fall 2014

Christy Hale

Christy is the author and illustrator of Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building, for which she won a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor.

Visit:  Fall 2013

Eric Berlin

Eric Berlin is author of the Winston Breen series: The Puzzling World of Winston Breen, The Potato Chip Puzzles, and The Puzzler’s Mansion. He is passionate about puzzles and has created puzzles for both children and adults. He visited Brookwood in the spring of 2012.

Visit:  Spring 2012

Nic Bishop

At Brookwood November 2011. His colorful photo books of spiders, frogs, butterfiles, lizards, and more capture the imagination and encourage kids to be a Forest Explorer and a Backyard Detective.

Visit:  Fall 2011

Grace Lin

At Brookwood Spring 2010 and 2006. Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels. Grace's 2010 Newbery Honor book WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON was chosen for Al Roker's Today Show Kid's Book Club and was a NY Times Bestseller. LING & TING, Grace's first early reader, was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor in 2011. An Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee for the US, most of Grace's books are about the Asian-American experience because she believes, "Books erase bias, they make the uncommon everyday, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal."

Visit:  Spring 2010 Spring 2006

Jan Reynolds

At Brookwood Winter 2009. Jan is a writer and photographer who enjoys going to extreme environments to meet the local people, learn about their culture, and their point of view. Her explorations have taken her to China, New Zealand, Mt. Everest, the Sahara and many other places.

Visit:  Winter 2009

Peter Lourie

At Brookwood Fall 2009. Peter writes adventure books for children and adults. Peter's adventure books come directly from his travel journals. In order to write a book about a place - its history, geography, people and culture - he likes to experience it for himself.

Visit:  Fall 2009

G. Brian Karas

At Brookwood April 2008. Brian Karas' picture book, On Earth, was selected as Brookwood's One School One Book choice in 2008. In addition, Brian is an illustrator and writer of many children's books including Young Zeus, Atlantic, The Village Garage, and F is For Fiesta, amongst many others.

Visit:  Spring 2008

Janet Wong

At Brookwood Fall 2007. Janet's poems and stories have been featured in many textbooks and anthologies, and also in some more unusual venues. Poems from Behind the Wheel have been performed on a car-talk radio show. "Albert J. Bell" from A Suitcase of Seaweed was selected to appear on 5,000 subway and bus posters as part of the New York City Metropolitan Transit Authority's "Poetry in Motion" program, and was later highlighted on the Hallmark Channel’s "New Morning" show. And, in April 2003, Janet was one of five children’s authors invited to read at The White House Easter Egg Roll.

Visit:  Fall 2007

Grace Lin

At Brookwood Spring 2010 and 2006. Grace Lin is the author and illustrator of picture books, early readers and middle grade novels. Grace's 2010 Newbery Honor book WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON was chosen for Al Roker's Today Show Kid's Book Club and was a NY Times Bestseller. LING & TING, Grace's first early reader, was honored with the Theodor Geisel Honor in 2011. An Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award nominee for the US, most of Grace's books are about the Asian-American experience because she believes, "Books erase bias, they make the uncommon everyday, and the mundane exotic. A book makes all cultures universal."

Visit:  Spring 2010 Spring 2006

Paul Janeczko

At Brookwood Winter 2006. Paul is a writer and poet. His works include "The Dark Game." a book telling the stories of spies from the American Revolution through the end of the 20th century, "Wingnuts," a witty book that celebrates wordplay that will tickle everyone's funny bone, and A Kick in the Head: An Everyday Guide to Poetic Forms.

Visit:  Winter 2006

Greg Tang

At Brookwood 2006. Greg is an author of math books for kids. "I'm working on a series of books that I hope will give kids a better understanding of math, from counting all the way through calculus. I really enjoy writing these books because they combine my love of math, words, games, graphic design and teaching, and hope kids and adults have as much fun reading my books as I have creating them. "My first book The Grapes of Math was published in 2001, and since then I have written Math For All Seasons, The Best of Times, Math Appeal, Math-terpieces, Math Fables, Math Potatoes, and most recently, Math Fables Too." [Excerpted from GregTang.com]

Visit:  Fall 2006

Amy MacDonald

A Brookwood alumna, Amy MacDonald visited in 2005. Her works include Little Beaver and the Echo, which has been translated into 28 languages around the world, and Rachel Fister's Blister.

Visit:  Spring 2005