Ellen Mayer

Ellen is the author of the Small Talk Books® collection, playful stories full of conversation between a child and an adult that also model for grown-ups some ways to build children’s early language. Recent books in the series focus on math talk and enrich the child’s understanding of how math is part of everyday life. Ellen has also collaborated with the celebrated South African author Sindiwe Magona on a middle grade book, Books and Bricks: How a School Rebuilt the Community. Before becoming a children’s author, Ellen was an education researcher and an early literacy specialist. Ellen lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts and can also be found at www.ellenmayerbooks.com