About all the wonders

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All The Wonders is a home for readers to discover new books and to experience the stories they love in wondrous ways. It is an entertainment channel, a variety show, and a modern library all wrapped up into one digital home.

Message from the team

We at All The Wonders are a collective of working writers, podcasters, filmmakers, and visual artists who feel that great books deserve a life beyond the shelf. We believe that children make a more lasting connection with a story when they can experience it in various forms. Therefore, our goal is to expand the universe of the books we love by offering up podcasts, videos, songs, crafts, and much more, all centered on those great works of literature and the people who make them. This content, we hope, will inspire not just a new generation of bookworms, but a new generation of book creators as well.

Every page turn is an opportunity to experience wonder. Let’s not waste a single one.

Co-founders

Blake Hamilton, CEO

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Blake Hamilton is a children’s author, filmmaker, and CEO of All The Wonders. His short films have screened at festivals around the world, and his clients have ranged from television networks like CBS, NBC, and HBO to organizations like Princeton University and The White House. Blake currently lives in New Jersey where he writes picture books, middle grade fiction, and media content, all while fathering a curly-haired-pirate-fairy and her minion. Connect with Blake at @blakehamilton or at AllTheWonders.com.

Matthew Winner

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Matthew Winner is an elementary library media specialist in Columbia, Maryland. He is a co-founder of All The Wonders and host of the All The Wonders: The Children’s Book Podcast, featuring interviews weekly with authors, illustrators, award winners, up-and-comers, and everyone in between. In 2013 Matthew was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker and was invited to the White House as part of the Champions of Change program. For more information, connect with Matthew on Twitter at @MatthewWinner or online at MatthewCWinner.com.

Meet the team

HANNAH BARNABY

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Hannah Barnaby is a former children’s book editor and indie bookseller turned author. Her debut young adult novel was a William C. Morris Award finalist and her second novel received a starred review from Publisher’s Weekly. Hannah will make her picture book debut in 2017. In the meantime, she teaches creative writing to students of all ages in Charlottesville, VA, where she lives with her family. You can find her at www.hannahbarnaby.com and follow her on Twitter at @hannahrbarnaby.

MIKE CICCOTELLO

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Mike is an aspiring children’s book illustrator. He received a BFA with a concentration in painting from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He has 13 years experience working as a motion graphic designer at CNN and Fox Business Network. Mike is currently the Art and Design Director at Telos Corporation and is a member of SCBWI. You can see more of Mike’s art online at Ciccotello.com.

Daniel Doyle

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Daniel is a Web Designer, Developer and Project Coordinator based in Kelowna, BC. Daniel has years of experience working both in a creative agency and as a part-time freelancer designing websites, working with WordPress templates and managing mid-sized websites. With a B.A. in Film Production from York University and a Diploma from Niagara College in New Media Web Design, Daniel brings aspects of his Fine Arts background and combines them with practical project management and coding expertise.

A self-proclaimed multipotentialite, Daniel can also be found working as a photographer, video editor, cake designer and baker; a wide range of skills and abilities that can bring fresh perspective into any project.

Chris Harrington

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Chris Harrington is an illustrator, writer, storyteller who currently resides in New Jersey. Chris spends his days doodling on paper, scribbling down words and his passion for doing so has only grown stronger since creating his finger painting masterpiece in marinara sauce. Some years later that led Chris to earning his BFA in (Communications Design – Illustration) from Pratt Institute. He has then worked within the children’s market spanning educational videos, to designing novelty figurines, to custom illustrative stationery…Chris is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators) and he is currently pursuing authoring and illustrating picture books. You can find Chris’ illustration work at www.cshillustration.com or say hello @cshillustration.

KATEY HOWES

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Katey Howes writes books for children and blogs about raising kids who love to read. She’s passionate about equipping caregivers with the tools they need to engage and excite the next generation of readers. Katey’s first two picture books, Grandmother Thorn (Ripple Grove Press) and Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe (Sterling) release in Fall 2017. Katey is former physical therapist, a current Girl Scout leader, and mother to three wild and wonderful girls. You can often find Katey in her basement, where there is a small office, a large castle, and a medium-sized trebuchet. Alternately, look for her online at kateyhowes.com or on Twitter@Kateywrites.

MEL SCHUIT

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Mel is a picture book author, illustrator, and enthusiast with an MA in children’s Literature, an MFA in Writing for Children, and a BA in Studio Art. She’s currently querying her first picture book about Penelope, a pineapple who is trying to find a creative solution to a very spiky problem. Mel can be found blogging about picture book design and illustration over at LetsTalkPictureBooks.com, and you can join in on the conversation on Twitter and Instagram @Spiky_Penelope.

JESS TOWNES

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Jess Townes is a freelance writer and aspiring children’s book author. Before writing for children, she worked in public education and non-profit program development, with an emphasis on building community partnerships. Jess currently serves as ARA of SCBWI-Missouri, and blogs about children’s literature, parenting, and creating an intentional home at www.jesstownes.com. You can find her on Twitter @JessicaTownes.

All The Wonders branding designed by Brian Won.

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