Sylvie Frank (Editor)

Sylvie Frank (Editor) grew up in a household of readers and writers in Central Pennsylvania. She is the daughter of a children’s book author and journalism professor. Scared away by the party scene of her hometown university, Sylvie fled north to Wellesley College outside of Boston, where she majored in Classics and Spanish. She got her foot in the door of the publishing industry during the summer of 2008, when she was an editorial intern at Holiday House. Upon graduating from college, Sylvie has lucky enough to land her first full-time job there. After four years, Sylvie moved two blocks west to Paula Wiseman Books, a boutique imprint of Simon & Schuster’s Children’s Division. She’s happily been there ever since. Since joining Simon & Schuster, Sylvie has edited award-winning and critically acclaimed books including Strictly No Elephants by Lisa Mantchev, illustrated by Taeeun Yoo; Miss Mary Reporting: The True Story of Sportswriter Mary Garber by Sue Macy, illustrated by C. F. Payne; Footer Davis Probably Is Crazy by Susan Vaught; and Storm by Donna Jo Napoli. Sylvie seeks literary, voice-driven middle grade and snappy, character-focused picture books with heart. She is drawn to original and diverse voices across all genres. One of her favorite pastimes is browsing agents’ and illustrators’ websites for new talent.  Sylvie lives in Boulder, Colorado. When she’s not reading, she can be found running while listening to audiobooks or hiking in the Rocky Mountains.

Additional books:

Picture books:

Bitty Bot by Tim McCanna, illustrated by Tad Carpenter

I Will Not Eat You by Adam Lehrhaupt, illustrated by Scott Magoon

New Shoes by Susan Lynn Meyer, illustrated by Eric Velasquez

Roar! by Tammi Sauer, illustrated by Liz Starin

The Summer Nick Taught His Cats to Read by Curtis Manley, illustrated by Kate Berube

Watersong by Tim McCanna, illustrated by Richard Smythe


Effie Starr Zook Has One More Question by Martha Freeman

OCDaniel by Wesley King

The Only Road by Alexandra Diaz

The Secret Cookie Club series by Martha Freeman

Things Too Huge to Fix by Saying Sorry by Susan Vaught

Vilonia Beebe Takes Charge by Kristin L. Gray


My Story, My Dance: Robert Battle’s Journey to Alvin Ailey by Lesa Cline-Ransome, illustrate James E. Ransome

Ada Lovelace, Poet of Science: First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley, illustrated by Jessie Hartland