In the Works

DADDY DEPOT (Feiwel & Friends) debuted on May 16, 2017. ANIMAL ZOMBIES & OTHER MONSTERS IN NATURE will be published by NatGeoKids in 8-28-18. MY NAME IS WAKAWAKALOCH (HMH) debuts Spring 2019. For kidlit, I'm repped by agent John M. Cusick from Folio Literary Management. For adult lit, I'm repped by Laurie Fox of Linda Chester Agency.  Please contact me


Titles by Chana Stiefel
Why Can't Grandma Remember My Name Daddy Depot Sweaty Suits of Armor The Great Hawaiian Sea Turtle Rescue Body Bugs



See my DADDY DEPOT tour dates below! Schedule yours today!

Sharing my skills with young people is one of my favorite and most rewarding experiences as a writer. I am available to give hands-on presentations at schools, libraries, clubs, book shops, and other venues. I’d be happy to work with you to create a program that meets specific needs and interests of your audience.

Please contact me at to inquire about availability, fees, or for more information.



Tues. May 16 @ 6:30 PM Teaneck Library Book Birthday Reading & Signing, Open to the Public

Wed. May 17 Iris Berman ECC, Livingston, NJ

Fri. May 19 Yeshivat HeAtid, Teaneck, NJ

Sun. May 21 @ 3:30-5 PM Curious Reader, Glen Rock, NJ Book Launch Party, Open to the Public

Fri.-Sun. June 2-4 New Jersey Society of Children’s Book Authors & Illustrators Conference

Fri. June 9 Yeshivat Noam, Paramus, NJ

Sun. June 11, Books of Wonder, Father’s Day Panel, NY, NY, , Open to the Public

Wed. June 14, Westchester Torah Academy, New Rochelle, NY

Fri., June 16, Lubavitch on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ

Schedule your visit today!





Meet me at the Jewish Home at Rockleigh for an OMA Art Show
10 Link Drive, Rockleigh, NJ

Sunday, April 23, 2017

I’ll be signing copies of WHY CAN’T GRANDMA REMEMBER MY NAME?

All proceeds benefit the Fisher Center for Alzheimer’s Research in the quest to find a cure.

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Dear Mrs. Stiefel,

Thank you for coming to our school. The children enthusiastically enjoyed your visit and you have inspired some budding authors!  You arranged your information clearly and concisely so that the students had a firm idea of how to proceed with writing their own reports. More importantly, the presentation was fun! We look forward to other visits from you.


Debbie Hawker-Misra, Literature teacher, The Spring School, Tenafly, NJ

Dear Mrs. Stiefel,

Thank you so much for coming to our class to teach us about researching scientific topics and writing science papers. The whole class gained so much from your presentation.  I took notes myself because I was learning such valuable information! . . .  I believe we have much more capable researchers because of your visit to our classroom.


Maren Scharf, 7th Grade Science Teacher, Yeshivat Noam, Paramus, NJ

Dear Mrs. Stiefel,

Thank you so much for visiting our classroom and enhancing our non-fiction curriculum by sharing your expertise. Your presentation about non-fiction reading and writing engaged all of the students . . . . They particularly enjoyed the activity of adding details to simple words. I was amazed to hear what they were producing as a result of the activity. Thank you again for visiting and for boosting the students’ interest in non-fiction.


Deena Wertman, 4th Grade Teacher, Yeshivat Noam, Paramus, NJ