Storm Literary Agency

Boutique literary agency representing quality children's literature from exceptional authors and illustrators

First, there was a  teacher who loved books almost as much as she loved little children. Then, there was an artist who loved pirates, almost as much as he loved cats. As it turns out, that artist could also write, and that teacher loved the pirate stories he wrote. And she shared those stories with the children she taught. The children loved the pirate stories; they also loved the cats. They wanted more stories with pirates and cats. They also wanted an adventure! And the stories gave them so many adventures! And that is that: Storm Literary Agency came about because it needed to. The children requested it. And so did the cats. 

Storm Literary Agency welcomes submissions from unique and talented authors and illustrators, those who are not afraid to embrace their capacity to teach, to entertain, to engage and to honor young people who, hopefully, will be changed by the work represented here.

Lela Nargi


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Lela Nargi lives in Brooklyn, NY with her husband, her daughter, and an enormous rabbit. Her first picture book, The Honeybee Man (Schwartz and Wade, 2011, illustrated by Kyrsten Brooker), was a Junior Library Guild Selection, A Kirkus starred review, a NSTA "Outstanding Book", a Bank Street "Best Book of the Year," a 2012 Cook Prize Honoree, a Cornell University/Spoons Across America Agricultural Literacy 2013 and 2015 read-aloud pick, and a First Book. A Heart Just Like My Mother’s, her second picture book (illustrated by Valeria Cís), will be published by Kar-Ben/Lerner in Spring 2018. 

She’s the author of three middle grade books: Above & Beyond, about the history and future of flight; and Absolute Expert: Dinosaurs and Absolute Expert: Volcanoes, coming from National Geographic in Spring 2018.

Lela is also a journalist and writes extensively for adults about a variety of topics; and about science for children, in magazines such as MuseAsk, Scholastic’s StoryworksScience News for Students, and Highlights