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Calkins Creek Books introduces children to the many people, places, and events that shaped our country’s history. Our picture books, chapter books, and novels—nonfiction and historical fiction for ages seven and up—combine original and extensive research with creative, energetic writing. History is key at Calkins Creek—front and center. Our authors transport their readers back in time to recognizable places with living and breathing people.

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Meet the Team

Juliana Lauletta
Juliana Lauletta
VP of Operations
Carolyn Yoder
Carolyn Yoder
Editorial Director
Thalia Leaf
Thalia Leaf
Associate Editor
Kerry McManus
Kerry McManus
Senior Marketing Manager
Barbara Grzeslo
Barbara Grzeslo
Senior Art Director
Chelsea Abdullah
Chelsea Abdullah
Marketing Associate
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Celebrating 20 Years of Calkins Creek

2024 marks the 20th anniversary of Calkins Creek, the ABFYR imprint which introduces children to the many people, places, and events that shaped our country’s history. Calkins Creek’s picture books,... Read More

Our Recommended Books for Juneteenth

Now an official federal holiday, Juneteenth observes the effective end of slavery in America. Commemorate the occasion by reading these books that celebrate the amazing stories and accomplishments of Black Americans from our history. Read More

18 Picture Books that Celebrate Women’s History

March is Women’s History Month and we are so excited to share the little-known stories of American women all month long. Each book on this list tells... Read More

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