Selected Client List
Simon & Schuster / Scholastic / Macmillan / Disney Publishing / Lonely Planet Kids / National Geographic Kids / Chronicle Books / Wonderbly / I See Me / Little Bee Books / Last Week Tonight with John Oliver / Sooper Books / Sterling Publishing / Bloomsbury Children's Books / Quarto / Gakken Publishing / various independent children's book authors & illustrators
New York Times Bestseller!
A DAY IN THE LIFE OF MARLON BUNDO
As Consultant on this very special children’s picture book, I edited, project managed, and helped Last Week Tonight with John Oliver usher this amazing story into the world.
Featured in the New York Times, The New Yorker, CNN, BBC, on The Ellen Show, and on Late Night with Seth Meyers, A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo sold 180,000 copies within the first three days and shot to the #1 position on Amazon within 12 hours.
"I was so lucky to get to work with Alli Brydon on A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo. She knows the industry and has such great ideas, but she also let my voice shine. I couldn't have asked for a better guide through the process of writing my first children's book." - Jill Twiss, bestselling children's book author
"A Day in the Life of Marlon Bundo took on a life of its own and wouldn’t have been possible without Alli’s hand at the wheel. The book had an impossibly tight production schedule, and I was skeptical at first. But I put my trust in Alli’s skills, and somehow knew it could be done. The result was a book that went from brainstorm to publication in record time, made a splash, raised a ton of money for charity, and landed on the NYTimes Bestseller list. Not bad." - EG Keller, bestselling children's book illustrator
Press Start series, Scholastic US
Press Start is a series of books written and illustrated by Thomas Flintham and published by Scholastic/Branches. I was hired to work as developmental editor on Books 8 -13 in the well-established and best-selling series. These are action-packed, video game-themed books which target a 5 - 7 year old emerging reader. For this series, I do a substantive edit on the manuscript's content and text, review and comment on sketches, and review final art layout passes until the publisher releases them for printing.
OWL DIARIES series, Scholastic US
Owl Diaries is a bestselling series of books written and illustrated by Rebecca Elliot and published by Scholastic/Branches. I was hired to work as developmental editor on Books 17 and 18. These books on relatable social-emotional themes target a 5 - 7 year old emerging reader. For this series, I do a substantive edit on the manuscript's content and text, review and comment on sketches, and review final art layout passes until the publisher releases them for printing.
“Alli has been a dream to work with! She jumped in to edit a book that was on an expedited schedule and she did a great job. Alli understands the early chapter book format and the needs of its target audience. Her editorial notes are spot-on. Oh, and she is also fabulous with due dates!” - Katie Carella, Editorial Director for Acorn and Branches, Scholastic Inc.
EVERY BODY IS A RAINBOW,
BY DR. CAROLINE CARTER
This self-published nonfiction book released just in time for Trans Day of Visibility 2022. Celebrating the diversity of bodies, gender identities, and expressions, it offers a positive, inclusive, and factual approach for ALL families. The author is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist whose expertise in working with transgender and gender nonbinary (TGNB) children, teens, and their families makes her the perfect author for this important book. Trans-identifying illustrator Mathias Ball brought their bright color palette and superb talent to make this book a total dazzler.
"When I began working with Alli in bringing my children's book to life I knew the stars were aligned! I had a vision and commitment and she was a gracious and deeply knowledgeable guide. She was also the most open and inclusively minded editor I approached. Working with her was truly the best decision I made when I committed to self publishing. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering taking this slightly intimidating but empowering journey!"
- Caroline Carter, PsyD
EQ Explorers series, by Kim Linette
With seven award-winning books completed and many more planned, this is a long-term consulting project with self-publishing author Kim Linette. EQ Explorers is an amazing series of books, each of which introduces children to a valuable principle of emotional intelligence. I edit the texts, hire and manage artist James Loram, review and comment on sketches and final art, review designed layout passes until they are ready to print, and consult on various other facets of self-publishing a successful book series. The goal is to help my client create books that are high-quality and professional, to stand out from other self-published children's books.
“I hired Alli to edit and project manage my new children’s book series and she has exceeded my expectations. From day one, she has been professional, efficient and very insightful. I was new to the world of children’s books, and Alli’s depth of experience and guidance have been invaluable.” - Kim Linette, self-publishing author
The Volume, by Luis Camnitzer
From the dot to the line to infinity: this is a whimsical children’s book about space and spatiality, with colorful illustrations and a large gatefold that illuminates the story. Author Luis Camnitzer is a celebrated artist known for art that deconstructs accepted frameworks and exposes systems of power. In The Volume, he turns his powers of observation to familiar visual ideas and helps us to see them anew. Filled with beauty and humor, Camnitzer’s first children’s book will enlighten and delight readers of all ages.
"An abstract conversation starter for readers of all ages who like thinking deeply about artistic and conceptual expression." ― Kirkus Reviews
"Interesting and intelligent and strange . . . A book that I will actually be keeping for myself." ― Elizabeth Bird, School Library Journal
"Luis Camnitzer’s The Volume offers a whimsical exploration of the concepts and techniques that form the foundation of life and art. It’s a wonderfully illustrated and mind-boggling work that’s sure to spark conversations among youngsters interested in discussing the magic and mystery of artistic expression." ― San Francisco Book Review