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Aladdin is Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing's kid-centric imprint featuring titles for readers of all ages up to tween. We publish paperbacks and hardcovers, single-titles and series. Some new and notable titles include the #1 New York Times bestseller Beyonders: A World Without Heroes by Brandon Mull, the New York Times bestselling series The Unwanteds by bestselling author Lisa McMann, The Rock and the River by Kekla Magoon (winner of the 2010 Coretta Scott King - John Steptoe Award for New Talent), Milo: Sticky Notes & Brain Freeze by Alan Silberberg (winner of the 2011 SCBWI Sid Fleishman Award for Humor) and the New York Times best-selling Dork Diaries series.

Aladdin is an imprint that ensures readers will find something for every taste. 




by Alan Silberberg

won the 2011 SCBWI Sid Fleischman Award for Humor

Best friend drama, first crushes and all things pink and sparkly--click here  to learn about Aladin MIX!




Bethany heads both the Simon Pulse and Aladdin imprints. She also maintains a select list of her own and is interested in commercial teen fiction, as well as realistic fiction, edgy fiction, and books that feature male protagonists. Her most recent books published include Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder, Leviathan, Behemoth, and the Uglies series by Scott Westerfeld.


Amy joined Aladdin in 2013, and before that worked in both print and digital children’s media at boutique publisher Callaway Arts & Entertainment and app producer Callaway Digital Arts. She has worked with authors as varied as Madonna, Miss Spider creator David Kirk, and novelist James Salter. At Aladdin, her list includes theNancy Drew Diaries and Hardy Boys Adventures series as well as Debbie Dadey’s Mermaid Tales series. Amy enjoys contemporary coming-of-age stories as well as anything with slightly offbeat characters, relatable protagonists, a healthy dose of humor, and that ever-elusive unique voice. She also loves a juicy mystery. She lives in Brooklyn with an obese cat, and when she’s not reading can often be found watching ‘90s movies, attempting to cook, and foisting kale salads upon unsuspecting friends.

KAREN NAGEL, Executive Editor

Karen joined the Aladdin team in April 2011. She has been fortunate to work on children's books of  every sort and genre, but has a preference for picture and early and middle-grade chapter books (fiction and non-fiction)-the stories that are the first to capture the youngest imaginations. Whether a picture book or novel-- humorous, coming-of-age,  mystery, or fantasy-she is interested in well-crafted stories, with an original perspective and genuine voice, featuring  colorful (and sometimes offbeat) characters and situations. Her list runs the gamut from Helen Perelman’s popular paperback series Candy Fairies to Mermaid Tales by Debbie Dadey to Heather and Ethan Long’s new picture book Max & Milo Go To Sleep, about  two zany brothers.

ALYSON HELLER, Associate Editor

Alyson joined S&S in 2006 in the Associate’s Program and landed her job with Aladdin in 2008. At Aladdin, she works on everything from picture books through middle-grade novels and assists Karen Nagel.  Alyson has edited or co-edited many of the books in the Aladdin M!X line, including Seeing Cinderella by debut author Jenny Lundquist and Stealing Popular by Trudi Trueit. Her list also includes Lisa Schroeder, Jo Whittemore Cindy Callaghan and Julia Platt Leonard. She also co-edited the upcoming picture books The Monstore by Tara Lazar and I Loathe You by David Slonim. In addition, Alyson also edits the Goddess Girls series, along with the Hardy Boys Secret Files. She is particularly interested in middle-grade fiction with a strong girl protagonist, distinctive and true voice, and fun/unique commercial hook. She’s also on the lookout for another mystery-thriller for the middle-grade market. When her nose is not stuck in a manuscript or book, you can probably find her traveling, enjoying a Starbucks iced caramel macchiato or indulging in bad reality television.


MARA ANASTAS, Vice President and Deputy Publisher
Mara oversees the marketing campaigns for Simon Pulse, Aladdin, Little Simon and Simon Spotlight, and acts as a liason between editorial and sales and editorial and marketing.
CAROLYN SWERDLOFF  Marketing Manager                                                                                                                                                 
Carolyn is the liason between Simon Pulse and Aladdin's publisher's office and the bookselling community, and she spearheads targeted marketing campaigns for individual titles.

ANNIE BERGER, Editorial Assistant

Annie joined the Aladdin Team as Editorial Assistant in March 2011 and assists Fiona Simpson. Annie edits the Nancy Drew and the Clue Crew series, co-edits the Nancy Drew Diaires and Hardy Boys Adventures series, works on paperback reprints and handles many of Aladdin's repackages. She enjoys books that have strong, funny voices and particularly likes fantasy, paranormal and dystopian novels...a little romance never hurts either.

FIONA SIMPSON, Editorial Director

Fiona joined Aladdin in 2009. She has worked on almost every aspect of trade and licensed publishing for children: picture books, middle grade, young adult, and most genres from general fiction to nonfiction, including contemporary fiction, fantasy, and religious titles. Her current list focuses on middle-grade and tween novels, particularly those with strong girl characters, and, original paperback series. However, her interests are wide-ranging and she requires the same things from any book she edits or reads: a well-thought out plot, believable setting, and characters that come alive.

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Check out the book trailer for BEYONDERS: A WORLD WITHOUT HEROES by Brandon Mull!

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Check out the newest Doctor Proctor's Fart Powder!

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