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Standout STEAM & Narrative Nonfiction

An Editor's Perspective

If you are writing nonfiction picture books of any kind, this webinar is a must! Get a peek behind an editor's desk to find out:

  • What Charlesbridge (and Alyssa, in particular) look for in nonfiction
  • Stellar examples of nonfiction books to use as mentor texts
  • How to make your submission stand out
  • Trends in nonfiction—and what to avoid
  • Surprising acquistion stories!
  • Plus, Alyssa will answer your questions!


Your Instructor


Alyssa Mito Pusey
Alyssa Mito Pusey
Alyssa Mito Pusey is a senior editor at Charlesbridge, specializing in nonfiction.

She firmly believes that there is nothing as astonishing as real life! Almost any topic, from black holes to mummies, can hook her—as long as it's approached with innovation.

Alyssa began her editorial career in the school division at Charlesbridge in 1997, working on reading, writing, math, and science curriculum materials. This experience proved invaluable when she made the leap to trade in 2004. Alyssa now edits fiction and nonfiction picture books and middle-grade books with an eye for both literary merit and classroom appeal.

Some of Alyssa's favorite books that she's edited include POPPY'S BEST PAPER by Susan Eaddy, GOLDY LUCK AND THE THREE PANDAS by Natasha Yim, OLD MANHATTAN HAS SOME FARMS by Susan Lendroth, THE INVENTOR'S SECRET by Suzanne Slade, BILL THE BOY WONDER by Marc Tyler Nobleman, CANDY BOMBER by Michael O. Tunnell, AT HOME IN HER TOMB by Christine Liu Perkins, THE WHITE HOUSE IS BURNING by Jane Sutcliffe, and A BLACK HOLE IS NOT A HOLE by Carolyn Cinami DeCristofano.


Course Curriculum



Frequently Asked Questions


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