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Karen joined the Aladdin team in 2011. She has been fortunate to work on children’s books of every sort and genre, but has a preference for picture books, illustrated chapter books, and early middle-grade (fiction and nonfiction), the stories with authentic voices and inventive formats that are the first to capture the youngest hearts and minds, and allow readers to say, “That’s me, that’s my story.”

What’s on Karen’s Wish List?

Fresh and funny stories and characters (picture book to chapter book, through younger middle grade) that will appeal to and engage beginning and emerging readers, especially the ones who find reading ‘work,’ rather than a welcome discovery. Nonfiction stories that can be as fascinating on the page as they are in real life.

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Last Updated: January 5, 2022