Stephanie Calmenson's children's books have been called "marvelous" (Publishers Weekly), "lyrical" (School Library Journal), "hilarious" (School Library Journal), "sweet, funny, and right on the mark" (Booklist).
Her books include the ever popular Dinner at the Panda Palace, a PBS StoryTime Book; May I Pet Your Dog? (The How-to Guide for KIDS Meeting DOGS and DOGS Meeting KIDS), a Horn Book Fanfare selection; Our Principal is a Frog!, "Our Principal" series Book 1; No Honking Allowed!; and anthologies and chapter books written with Magic School Bus author Joanna Cole.
A former early childhood teacher, children's book editor, and Editorial Director of the Parents Magazine Press Read-Aloud Book Club, Stephanie feels privileged to have found work that brings together her love of kids, words and laughter.