Caron Levis (MFA, LMSW) is the author of several star reviewed and award-winning picture books including the Feeling-Friends collection: Feathers Together, This Way, Charlie, Mighty Muddy Us (Abrams 2023) and Ida, Alwayswhich the New York Times Book Review calls, “an example of children’s books at their best.” Other titles include: Mama’s Work Shoes, May I Have A Word? and Stop That Yawn! Caron is a professor at NYU and The New School where she is the coordinator for The New School’s Writing for Children/YA MFA program. As a social worker she has facilitated loss & bereavement groups for kids and parents. She has been an SEL creative-arts educator for over twenty years.
With a background in acting, educational theater, meditation, non-profit and one-to-one work, Caron has worked with all age students, pre-K through University, in a variety of settings such as public/private schools, detention centers, a ballet-academy, and more. She has presented at Library Association events, writing conferences, and coached teachers on/off site. Caron uses a blend of drama, writing, and psychophysical techniques to create a variety of workshops for children and adults with a playful approach to exploring practical skills, because learning about reading and feelings should be fun!