Jan Carr has written one novel for adults and over 50 books for children, including the chapter book series BUDDY AND BEA illustrated by Kris Mukai, and the picture book STAR OF THE PARTY: THE SOLAR SYSTEM CELEBRATES! illustrated by Juana Medina. Armed with a B.S. in child development from Cornell University, and M.Ed. in early childhood education, she first worked as a Head Start teacher and instructor of education. She went on to work as a magazine writer/editor at Sesame Workshop, a book editor at Scholastic, a non-fiction journalist writing about theater and dance, and has taught writing at both The New School and School of Visual Arts in the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program. She lives with her family in NYC.

Other Works

  • Chapter Book Series