Candlewick Press

In May 2022, Mary Lee Donovan celebrates 31 years of working at Candlewick Press, a children’s-only book publisher located in Somerville, Massachusetts. She is an Editorial Director, with a particular focus on the picture book, though she has been known to dabble across all genres. Highlights include:

The best-selling Judy Moody and Stink series, written by Megan McDonald, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds

Good Masters, Sweet Ladies: Voices from a Medieval Village by Laura Amy Schlitz, illustrated by Robert Byrd, winner of the Newbery Medal

Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz, a Newbery Honor Book

Journey by Aaron Becker, a Caldecott Honor Book

Alma and How She Got Her Name by Juana Martinez-Neal, a Caldecott Honor Book

Juana and Lucas by Juana Medina, winner of the Pura Belpre Author Award

Out of Wonder: Poems about Poets by Kwame Alexander, Chris Colderley, and Marjory Wentworth, illustrated by Ekua Holmes, winner of the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award

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