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Caroline Wakeman
Caroline Wakeman Literary Agency
31 Hudson Yards, New York, NY 10001 US

Here at CWLA, our staff and contributors have a shared goal to create engaging Picture & Early Chapter books for young readers.

Early Chapter Books: I have genuine empathy with parents of children that are reluctant readers, as a mum of two boys myself, it can be incredibly hard to engage some children with reading. I believe there is a real need in the industry to create stimulating children’s content as a key stepping-stone into independent reading with Early Chapter books. This reading age group are very loyal to a ‘good’ series, which is often overlooked by writers and illustrators who either target at a higher age level with more detailed chapter books, or a much younger age group with picture books. Our aim here is to bring a wider selection into the market by ensuring the storylines are engaging, relevant and by offering different formats, easier reading text and just by creating great stories!

Picture Books: As co-founder of one of the leading illustration agencies, I have over 20 years of experience in Children’s Publishing. I understand how important it is to match artwork and text to present an obvious choice to publishers. The enormous goodwill I have built up with 100’s of illustrators, and my reputation for having a high conversion rate, means that we can often produce speculative samples for publishers the same day. Clients benefit from how that translates into a smooth commissioning process.

I also understand the author’s side of the business. As a writer myself, I appreciate the fine balance of creative input with the pressure of deadlines. I really enjoy working with our like-minded authors who share the same passion of bringing immersive and imaginative content to market through young literature.

years experience: 20
Juvenile fiction, Children's books
Sold Titles
The Verity Fairy book series by Caroline Wakeman

The Sketchbook by Julia Seal
Real Superheroes by Julia Seal
Alone Together by Julia Seal
Bloom by Julia Seal

Circus Mum by Sue Downing

The Chalk Garden by Sally Garland
Philomena’s New Crayons by Sally Garland
Nook by Sally Garland
The Little Pirate Queen by Sally Garland

Hurry Home, Harriet! by Lucy Barnard
Ruby and Graham by Lucy Barnard

Kind Club by Ella Law

True Friends by Dubravka Kolanovic