Some of the YA, MG, and chapter books Kelly represents include Courtney Stevens' courageous debut YA, FAKING NORMAL; and her Golden Kite Honor and Kirkus Best Book of 2017, DRESS CODES FOR SMALL TOWNS (both HarperTeen/HarperCollins); Christine Lynn Herman's upcoming haunting YA, THE DEVOURING GRAY (Disney*Hyperion); Steve Watkins' adventurous middle grade Ghosts of War series (Scholastic); Sharon Cameron's smart YA novels including the NYT bestselling THE FORGETTING and its companion novel THE KNOWING (Scholastic); David Elliott's provocative YA novel in verse, BULL, which received seven starred-reviews and was also a Kirkus Best Book of 2017 (Houghton/HMH); Marilyn Cram Donahue's timely middle grade novel WHEN THE CRICKETS STOPPED SINGING (BoydsMills); Jessica Young and James Burks' hilarious early chapter book series, Haggis and Tank Unleashed (Scholastic); and Gina Bellisario's superhero chapter book series, Ellie Ultra, with illustrations by Jessika von Innerebner (Capstone).
Picture books that Kelly represents include sweet, emotional books like Diane Adams' TWO HANDS TO HOLD YOU and LOVE IS (both Chronicle), Elizabeth McPike's LITTLE SLEEPYHEAD (Putnam/PRH) and EVERYTHING YOU (FSG/Macmillan), and Alastair Heim's LOVE YOU TOO (Little Bee/Bonnier); funny books like Bridget Heos and Joy Ang's MUSTACHE BABY (Clarion/HMH), Alastair Heim's NO TOOTING AT TEA and THE GREAT PUPPY INVASION (both Clarion/HMH); thoughtful and imaginative books like Jessica Young's MY BLUE IS HAPPY (Candlewick) and Sam Zuppardi's THE NOWHERE BOX and JACK'S WORRY (both Candlewick); and original board books such as Kenny Harrison's four-book series, Hide and Seek Harry (Candlewick), and Jessica Young's interactive companion books PLAY THIS BOOK and PET THIS BOOK (Bloomsbury).
Kelly also represents artists such as James Burks, illustrator of books including THE MONSTORE (Aladdin/S&S), his own hysterical graphic novel series Bird & Squirrel (Graphix/Scholastic), and his author-illustrated picture books PIGS AND A BLANKET and WHEN PIGS FLY (Disney*Hyperion); Mike Lawrence, author-illustrator of the graphic novel series, Star Scouts (First Second/Macmillan); Ashlyn Anstee, author-illustrator of ARE WE THERE YETI?, NO, NO, GNOME! (both BFYR/S&S) and HEDGEHOG (Tundra/PRH); Joy Ang, illustrator of the Wings of Fire novels (Scholastic), the NYT bestselling THE ATLAS OBSCURA EXPLORER'S GUIDE FOR THE WORLD'S MOST ADVENTUROUS KID (Workman), and the upcoming MULAN: THE LEGEND OF THE WOMAN WARRIOR (HarperCollins); Kim Smith, illustrator of the Quirk Pop Classic picture book adaptations including HOME ALONE, BACK TO THE FUTURE and BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER (Quirk) as well as her upcoming author-illustrated picture book BOXITECTS (Clarion/HMH in the U.S. and HarperCollins Publishers Ltd in Canada); Simone Shin, illustrator of NIKO DRAWS A FEELING (Carolrhoda/Lerner) and RUMBLE GRUMBLE HUSH (Schwartz & Wade/PRH); and Kimberly Gee, illustrator of THE CLASS (Beach Lane/S&S), and author-illustrator of MAD, MAD BEAR! (Beach Lane/S&S) and the upcoming UP, UP, UP, DOWN (Putnam/PRH).