Pam Saxelby

Pam Saxelby

Pam Saxelby

Author Pam Saxelby is an expert in early childhood education after more than twenty five years in the classroom. Pam’s books Max and Bear and Josie the Great reflect her years working with, and listening to, very young children: as a pre-K teacher, as a mother and as a grandmother. In addition to her books for Children, Pam authors parenting advice blog. Pam lives in Chicago and Islamorada, Florida.

Even before writing her own children’s books, Pam found inspiration in the books of other authors.

“As a young teacher I was inspired by the art and appeal of Eric Carle’s work. His use of color and play in what he designs is magic.  Mo Willems is brilliant, and his use of what’s just a little bit naughty, as well as fun appeals to all children.  And then there’s Jon Klassen, who is so irreverent and subtle in the books he composes, that I take “my hat” off to him!”
– Pam Saxelby