Overview

At Penguin Workshop, we make great books for every kind of reader, from birth to age twelve. Here, you’ll find unique board books, beautiful picture books, laugh-out-loud chapter books, the New York Times Best-Selling Who HQ series, Mad Libs, and Penguin’s award-winning leveled reader program.

We make readers laugh. We make readers feel accomplished. We make readers.

Meet Penguin Workshop

Francesco Sedita

President & Publisher

Francesco Sedita is the publisher of Penguin Workshop, where he works with an incredible team of people.  Together, they make lots of things.  Things like books of all shapes and sizes, from the sweetest of board books and pictures books like Jessica Hische’s Tomorrow I’ll Be Brave to Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.  And series like Johnny Marciano and Emily Chenoweth’s Klawde, about an evil alien warlord cat who really is just looking for a friend on planet Earth.  And beautiful middle-grade like She Loves You (Yeah, Yeah, Yeah) by the incomparable Ann Hood.

Francesco and the Workshop team also make the bestselling Who HQ series—and even made the Emmy Award winning and hilarious The Who Was? Show on Netflix.

Daniel Moreton

Vice President and Associate Publisher

As Vice President and Associate Publisher for Penguin Workshop, Daniel oversees Art and Design, Managing Editorial, and Licensing Acquisitions for the group. He collaborates on the development of more than 200 books a year, including Penguin Young Readers Licenses, Mad Libs, Cartoon Network Books, Grosset & Dunlap, and the New York Times Best-Selling series, Who Was? Daniel has spent the last thirty in children’s publishing and entertainment products. He has worked for some of the leaders in books and television, including Scholastic, Disney, Nickelodeon, and Simon & Schuster. Daniel loves to work collaboratively to create new and innovative experiences for children.

Rob Valois

Editorial Director

Editor of the New York Times Best-Selling The Answer by Rebecca Sugar; Shadows of the Dark Crystal, the first in a series of young adult novels set in the world of Jim Henson’s The Dark Crystal; the illustrated chapter-book series B