About the Editor

Editor photo of Elizabeth Barton

Elizabeth Barton is a Senior Editor at Simon Spotlight, where she acquires Ready-to-Reads and Ready-to-Read Graphics for beginning readers, edits licensed fiction for brands like Peanuts and Daniel Tiger in a variety of fun formats, and develops I.P. series based on trends in the market. She acquires manuscripts that help kids discover the joy of reading through humor, wordplay, and engaging art like Nat the Cat Has a Snack by Jarrett Lerner, Styx and Scones and the Sticky Wand by Jay Cooper, Rex Finds an Egg by Doug Cushman, and Figgy and Boone: The Big Cheese by Janee Trasler. She also loves editing compelling, relatable stories with memorable characters such as Geraldine Pu and Her Lunch Box, Too! by Maggie P. Chang, entertaining nonfiction like 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 in publishing.


Featured Titles

Dog Gets a Pet
Nat the Cat Has a Snack
The Big Cheese
Two Birds . . . and a Moose
Last Updated: July 19, 2024