Elizabeth Barton is a Senior Editor at Simon Spotlight, where she edits licensed books in creative formats that bring brands to life, acquires fiction and non-fiction Ready-to-Reads and Ready-to-Read Graphics, and develops I.P. series based on trends and needs in the market. She acquires manuscripts that help kids discover the joy of reading, both through humor and wordplay, like Bunny Will Not Jump and Nugget and Dog by Jason Tharp, Diner Dogs by Eric Seltzer, and through compelling, relatable stories with memorable characters such as Geraldine Pu and Her Lunch Box, Too! by Maggie P. Chang. She also enjoys editing entertaining nonfiction like Sharks Can’t Smile! And Other Amazing Facts, My First Yoga Class by Alyssa Satin Capucilli, and the If You Love series about turning passions into cool careers. She feels very lucky to have turned her love of reading, words, and art into a career at Simon Spotlight.