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The Short Story

Rebecca Gardyn Levington is a children’s book author, poet, and journalist with a particular penchant for penning both playful and poignant picture books and poems – primarily in rhyme. 

The (slightly) Longer Story

Rebecca Gardyn Levington is a children’s book author, poet, and journalist with a particular penchant for penning both playful and poignant picture books and poems – primarily in rhyme. Her debut picture book BRAINSTORM! (Sleeping Bear Press, 2022) hits bookshelves this summer. She has four more rhyming picture books being published in the next two years, including WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW (Barefoot Books, 2023) and I WILL ALWAYS BE… (HarperCollins, 2024). Rebecca’s award-winning poems and articles have appeared in numerous anthologies, newspapers, and magazines. She lives in the suburban jungles of New Jersey with her husband and two boisterous boys. Find out more about Rebecca at www.RebeccaGardynLevington.com and follow her on Twitter at @WriterRebeccaGL.

The WHOLE Story

Rebecca Gardyn Levington is a children’s book author, poet, and journalist with a particular penchant for penning both playful and poignant picture books and poems — primarily in rhyme. 

Her debut picture book BRAINSTORM! (Sleeping Bear Press, 2022) hits bookshelves this summer. She has four more rhyming picture books being published in the next two years, including WHATEVER COMES TOMORROW (Barefoot Books, 2023) and I WILL ALWAYS BE… (HarperCollins, 2024).

Rebecca’s poems have been or are scheduled to be published in Spider Magazine, Highlights High Five, The Caterpillar, Honeycake: The Jewish Magazine for Creative Kids, as well as Countdown, Blast Off and Launchpad (publications of The School Magazine). Her poems have also appeared in the anthologies Hop To It: Poems To Get You Moving, Imperfect II: Poems About Perspective–An Anthology for Middle Schoolers, and Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Magic of Cats. Her poem, “Lemons!” originally published in Countdown, won the 2021 SCBWI Magazine Merit Award for poetry from the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. 

Rebecca has a master’s degree in magazine journalism from NYU and a bachelor’s degree in communication studies, with a specialization in business administration, from UCLA. In her life B.C. (“Before Children”), she was a freelance magazine and newspaper journalist, writing feature articles and cover stories for The New York Observer, Ladies Home Journal, Working Mother, Bride’s, New York Newsday and The Chronicle of Philanthropy, among many others. Prior to that, she was Senior Editor at American Demographics (a now defunct marketing magazine that was far more interesting than it sounds!) where she wrote and edited stories about what motivates people’s purchasing decisions and lifestyle choices.

Rebecca is a member of the Society for Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI), The Poet’s Garage, The 12 x 12 Picture Book Writing Challenge, and Women Who Write. She is also a member of KidLit Caravan, a group of children’s book creators with books debuting in 2022. 

She lives in the suburban jungles of New Jersey with her husband and two boisterous boys and is represented by Kaitlyn Sanchez at Context Literary. 

To read Rebecca’s latest poems, learn more about her writing journey, and sign up for her newsletter, visit her website at www.RebeccaGardynLevington.com and follow her on Twitter at @WriterRebeccaGL. 

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Headshots

Click on a headshot to download a high-resolution image. Photo credit: Joy Yagid

Book Covers

Click any cover to download a high-resolution image. For more information about my books, check out my Books page.

Interior Spreads

From BRAINSTORM!

Illustration credit: Kate Kronreif

Sell sheet for Brainstorm!

More

KidLit Caravan Media Kit

I am a member of a fabulous group of children’s book creators, all of whom have picture books debuting in 2022. Read all about our books at KidLitCaravan.com.

Representation

I am represented by Kaitlyn Sanchez at Context Literary Agency

Additional images, including more interior spreads from my books and alternative headshots, can be accessed HERE.

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