Christopher Hernandez

HarperCollins Children's

My Manuscript Wish List®

I’m looking for children’s books for all ages and most genres. I like well-crafted mysteries (for MG think The Westing Game or books by Rebecca Stead, for YA think Veronica Mars). Other middle grade books I’m looking for include: stories that blur the line between fantasy and reality (like the Spiderwick Chronicles, the Wildwood trilogy, Coraline, etc.); quirky, funny, outside-the-box stories (Lemony Snicket and Roald Dahl are some of my favorites); smart, adventurous stories with heart; and stories with troublemakers for narrators. If it sounds like it could be a Pixar movie, then it’s probably also for me. For young adult books, I’m also looking for: realistic fiction with a witty voice; literary science fiction (like Noggin, Grasshopper Jungle, Every Day, etc.); anything with fast-paced, action that feels fresh. I’m also a big fan of Kelly Link’s and Karen Russell’s short stories and would welcome novels that were in the same vein.

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