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Cynthia Platt

MFA in Creative Writing Faculty

Color photograph from the neck up of Cynthia Platt smiling at the camera.

Cynthia Platt is the author of books for young readers for all ages, ranging from board books to young adult fiction. Her picture books include Grow, A Little Bit of Love, and Panda-monium. She’s also the author of the young middle grade novel Parker Bell & the Science of Friendship, the YA novel Postcards from Summer, and numerous Curious George books. She also teaches undergraduate liberal arts courses at Montserrat College of Art. With more than twenty years under her belt as an editor of books for young readers at Candlewick Press and the former Houghton Mifflin Harcourt trade publisher, she brings her experiences as both a writer and editor to her work as a faculty mentor for Writing for Young People MFA program.

You can learn more about Cynthia at her website: cynthiaplattbooks.com


Picture books:


A Little Bit of Love


Easter Starring Egg

Board books:

The Valentine Is Missing!

The Pumpkin Is Missing!

The Easter Egg Is Missing!

Khan Academy Kids learning app:

20-book series of 1st graders readers

20-book series of 2nd graders readers

Middle Grade:

Parker Bell & the Science of Friendship

Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?

Young Adult:

Postcards from Summer


MFA, Writing for Young People, Lesley University

BA, English Literature and Language, Harvard University