Jan Carr


Jan Carr has written over 50 books for children, including the well-received picture books Toe Shoe Mouse; Greedy Apostrophe: A Cautionary Tale; Big Truck and Little Truck; Dark Day, Light Night; and The Nature of the Beast. Armed with a B.S. in child development from Cornell University, and an M.Ed. in early childhood education, Jan first worked as a Head Start preschool teacher and university instructor of education. She went on to work as a book editor at a children’s publishing house, a magazine editor at Sesame Workshop, and has taught writing at both The New School University and at School of Visual Arts in the MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program. She currently writes picture books and middle grade fiction, reviews children’s books for Common Sense Media, works at Brooklyn Academy of Music, and writes articles about theatre and dance. Born in upstate New York, and raised in New York State and Cincinnati, Ohio, Jan now lives with her family in New York City.

More information about Jan Carr can be found on her website: Jancarr.net