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Ellen Mayer Books

I write picture books for babies and young children and the grown-ups who read to them. When I’m not writing stories, I’m sharing them with my young granddaughter!

For many years I was an education researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, studying how families are engaged in their children’s learning. I also worked as an early literacy specialist with diverse and immigrant young children and their parents, in a local affiliate of ParentChild+, a national home visiting program. Now I volunteer as a visiting children’s book author in the Cambridge and Somerville Public Schools in Massachusetts. Long ago I earned an M.Phil. in Sociology from Columbia University.

I am also a wife, mother of two grown children, and human companion to a large cat named Rose.

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photo by Mindaugas Sereiva

Ellen is represented by Mary Cummings at Great River Literary.