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Ellen Mayer Books

Ellen Mayer is an award-winning author who writes picture books for babies and young children and the grown-ups who read to them. She has written ten books for children, seven of them for her Small Talk Books® series with Star Bright Books.

For many years Ellen was an education researcher at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, studying how families are engaged in their children’s learning. She also worked as an early literacy home visitor with young children and their parents in a local affiliate of the ParentChild+ program. Now Ellen volunteers as a visiting children’s book author with public schools and city-run playgroups in her local Cambridge and Somerville, MA communities. Long ago she earned an M.Phil. in Sociology from Columbia University.

When Ellen isn’t writing picture books, you can find her reading them with her young grandchildren. Ellen often collaborates with her musician husband in “Books + Banjo” reading and sing-along programs for young children.

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photo by Mindaugas Sereiva

Ellen is represented by Mary Cummings at Great River Literary.