Leonard Marcus is a renowned historian and critic and one of the children’s book world’s liveliest writers and speakers. His highly acclaimed books about children’s literature and the authors and artists who create them include: Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon; Dear Genius: The Letters of Ursula Nordstrom; A Caldecott Celebration: Six Artists and Their Paths to the Caldecott Medal; Show Me a Story! Why Picture Books Matter; and Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing.

Leonard’s incisive book reviews appeared in every issue of Parenting magazine for 21 years. He currently reviews for The New York Times Book Review and writes “Sight Reading,” a regular column on illustrated books for The Horn Book. Leonard has served on numerous book award committees and has been a featured guest on TV and radio programs. In addition, Leonard has curated exhibitions on children’s books and their illustration at many institutions (including the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, New York Public Library, and the Boston Athenaeum). He and his wife, the picture-book artist Amy Schwartz, live with their son Jacob in Brooklyn, New York.

For more information about Leonard Marcus, visit his website LeonardMarcus.com.