October 9, 2012
Picture Books from Beginning to End
Allison Wortche is an Associate Editor at Alfred A. Knopf Books for Young Readers. She edits picture books as well as middle-grade and young adult novels. She¹s always looking for emotionally compelling stories with fresh narrative voices, and she especially likes magical realism, mysteries, historical fiction, and family stories.
The picture books Allison has acquired/edited at Knopf include How to Babysit a Grandpa by Jean Reagan, illustrated by Lee Wildish; A Book of Sleep and Snow Rabbit, Spring Rabbit by Il Sung Na; The Cloud Spinner by Michael Catchpool, illustrated by Alison Jay; What Can a Crane Pick Up? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich, illustrated by Mike Lowery; and A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant, illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
She is also the editor of the MG and YA novels Mudville and Mamba Point by Kurtis Scaletta; The Silence of Murder by Dandi Daley Mackall; A Little Wanting Song and Graffiti Moon by Cath Crowley;Strands of Bronze and Gold by Jane Nickerson.
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