Diane Muldrow is the author of the New York Times bestselling Everything I Need to Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book series, and a prolific author of children’s books.
Her picture book We Planted a Tree was a 2010 Chicago Public Library Best of the Best selection, and a Bank Street Best Children’s Book of the Year. It has been distributed by NGOs and nonprofit organizations worldwide for the purpose of educating young people about sustainability.
Diane’s 2020 book, The Pink Book, is one of the newer titles in the iconic Random House Beginner Book line founded by Ted Geisel, aka Dr. Seuss.
Diane worked for over thirty years as an editor in the children’s book industry, notably as the longtime Editorial Director of the famous Little Golden Books. She edited Golden Legacy: How Golden Books Won Children’s Hearts, Changed Publishing Forever, and Became an American Icon Along the Way (Random House, 2007), by Leonard S. Marcus. She and Marcus then co-curated a touring exhibition of original Golden Books illustrations. In October 2007, Diane was a keynote speaker at a 65th anniversary celebration of Little Golden Books in Amsterdam.
In September 2013, The Huffington Post invited Diane to contribute an article on her memories of growing up with Golden Books. It can be read here.
In 2017, to mark the 75th anniversary of Little Golden Books, Diane published titles that celebrated the legendary Golden Book creators, such as Margaret Wise Brown’s never-before-published Manners, and went on a national speaking tour about the rich history and enduring legacy of Golden Books. She also gave numerous radio interviews, many of which can be found here.
Diane then stepped down from Golden Books (Penguin Random House) in 2018 to marry, move West, and write full-time.
Diane appeared as a prolific dancer, actor, and writer-performer in New York City’s avant-garde downtown scene in the late 1980s/early 1990s. Raised in Pittsburgh, PA, she holds Bachelor’s degrees in Fine Arts (Dance), and in Magazine Journalism, from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Diane is available for speaking engagements, storytime readings, book signings, and interviews. You can contact her HERE.