I have been a children's book writer, illustrator and pop-up book designer for 25 years, and have published over 200 titles that include juveniles, pop-up books, YA novels, (fiction and non-fiction) and mid-grade series books for publishers such as Random House, Golden Books, Disney, Intervisual Books, Reader's Digest, Harper Collins, Macmillan, Fawcett, Grosset and Dunlap, etc. (Please visit my website to see my full title list, resume, awards and review clips which is at www.lesliemcguire.com). I have received the following awards: Parent's Choice Award: "Big Dan's Moving Van"-- Random House; American Bookseller's Association Pick of The List plus the Time-Life Kid's Selection: "Good Night Little Bear"--Reader's Digest, Teacher's Choice Award 2001: Hooked on Math, Master the Facts.
I have also been an editor and Creative Director in children's book publishing (Golden Books, Simon & Schuster, Intervisual Books, and Disney) and managing editor for two landscape architecture magazines. You can find many of my titles, both used and new, at Amazon by just typing in my name.
I have illustrated six titles: Charlotte Zolotow's, A Rose a Bridge and a Wild Black Horse; as well as five titles which I both wrote and illustrated: "This Farm is a Mess", "Nibbles Takes a Nibble,"Teddy Bear's Circus Train", Ann's Hat", and "Ann's Big Muffin".
As a teacher of Writing and Illustrating Children's Books, and a speaker at the forum on Guided Dreams , both for the University of California,
Irvine, I have been given the opportunity to expand on and share my philosophy of writing for children as well as explain those thoughts to many interested and talented people.