Stephanie Calmenson


Stephanie grew up in Brooklyn New York, never imagining she’d become a writer. She began her professional life as an early childhood teacher and had the pleasure of reading to children and discovering which books captivate them. When budget cuts left her looking for work, she became a children’s book editor and got to see how a book is made. Planning to go back to teaching, Stephanie enrolled in a Master’s Program in Education at New York University where she took a course called, “Writing for Children.” Her very first story was published in a children’s magazine, and she was off and writing! Though much of her time is spent in front of a computer instead of in a classroom, she still thinks of herself as a teacher, speaking to children through her books.

Stars of the Show
Ollie's School Day
Our Principal Breaks a Spell!
Our Principal's In His Underwear!
Our Principal Is a Wolf!

Books by Stephanie Calmenson

    Dinner at the Panda Palace
    Stephanie Calmenson, Nadine Bernard Westcott
    Our Principal Is a Frog!
    Stephanie Calmenson, Aaron Blecha
    Our Principal Breaks a Spell!
    Stephanie Calmenson, Aaron Blecha
    Ollie's School Day
    Stephanie Calmenson, Abby Carter
    Look! Flowers!
    Stephanie Calmenson, Puy Pinillos
    Our Principal Is a Wolf!
    Stephanie Calmenson, Aaron Blecha

Book Stats


All Stephanie Calmenson Books

2021Stars of the ShowStephanie Calmenson, Joanna ColeJames Burks96
2019Ollie's School DayStephanie CalmensonAbby Carter24
2019Our Principal Breaks a Spell!Stephanie CalmensonAaron Blecha64
2019Our Principal's In His Underwear!Stephanie CalmensonAaron Blecha64
2018Our Principal Is a Wolf!Stephanie CalmensonAaron Blecha64
2018Our Principal Is a Frog!Stephanie CalmensonAaron Blecha64
2016Look! Flowers!Stephanie CalmensonPuy Pinillos24
1991Dinner at the Panda PalaceStephanie CalmensonNadine Bernard Westcott32


Nadine Bernard Westcott
Aaron Blecha
Abby Carter
Puy Pinillos
Joanna Cole
James Burks