Welcome to pixie stix kids pix, the site for new and interesting books for children and young adults, as well as commentary about the publishing industry.

The author of this site, Kristen McLean, is a designer, free-lance writer, and children’s book ringleader who lives in Miami, FL. She is also the Executive Director of The Association of Booksellers for Children (ABC) a non-profit trade association for the children’s book industry. To learn more at ABC go to www.abfc.com.

At various points in her career, Kristen has been a children’s marketing manager in a big publishing house, a toy and book rep, a merchandise manager and buyer for an independent toystore, the director of a theatre, a costume and set designer, a professional puppeteer, a wild animal handler, and a voracious childhood reader.

A disclaimer: the reviews and opinions expressed on this site are purely personal, and do not constitute an endorsement by the ABC, or its affiliate members.

Take them for what they are—-reviews by a children’s book professional who has a strong eye for design and a good story, and who reads many, many children’s books every year.

Hope you enjoy!


Kristen McLean