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Amy Sklansky

Amy E. Sklansky has been writing books for children since 2002. Her 11 published books include picture books, nonfiction, poetry, and board books. Amy has visited more than 150 schools all over the world either in person or virtually. She lives and writes in St. Louis, Missouri, where she is also an occasional editor, an avid tea drinker, and a frequent knitter.


Cooking a Book: An Author Visit

Join me in this author visit as I cook up some fun for your class or homeschooling group. I'll put on my chef costume and grab my stew pot to explain the book-making process from author's idea to bookstore shelf.

Amy Sklansky

45 Minute Program

Amy E. Sklansky’s first children’s book, From the Doghouse: Poems to Chew On, was published by Henry Holt in 2002. School Library Journal wrote, "New readers will feel comfortable with the easy rhymes and bouncy rhythm." Since then, she has written 10 more original children’s books, working with publishers such as Scholastic, HarperCollins, and Knopf. Amy has a knack for verse and an interest in nonfiction. In addition, she has written dozens of other children’s books under her pen name, Amy Edgar, or as a ghostwriter. Amy began her literary career as an editor at HarperCollins Children’s Books, followed by five years at the boutique children’s book illustration agency, Studio Goodwin Sturges, in Boston. Simon & Schuster will publish Amy's next book in Fall 2021.

Check out Amy online:

These Little Piggies Go to the Beach

You Are My Little Pumpkin Pie

Sweet Hearts

The Duck who Played the Kazoo

Out of This World

My Rainbow Surprise

Skeleton Bones and Goblin Groans

From the Doghouse

My Daddy and Me

Where Do Chicks Come From?