About Me

Chana Stiefel is the author of more than 25 books for kids about exploding volcanoes, stinky castles, and other fun stuff. Her picture books include MY NAME IS WAKAWAKALOCH, illustrated by Mary Sullivan (HMH, 8-27-2019) and DADDY DEPOT, illustrated by Andy Snair (Feiwel & Friends, 2017). Recent non-fiction titles include ANIMAL ZOMBIES…& OTHER REAL-LIFE MONSTERS (National Geographic Kids, 2018), which was selected as a Top Ten YALSA Quick Pick for Reluctant YA Readers in 2019. Chana’s next, next picture book is LET LIBERTY RISE (Scholastic, 2021), the true story of how children helped build the Statue of Liberty. Chana loves visiting schools and libraries and sharing her passion for reading and writing with children. She earned a Master’s degree in Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting from New York University. Chana is represented by agent John M. Cusick at Folio Literary. Follow her @chanastiefel on FB, Twitter, and Instagram.