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Alan william harris

Picture book Portfolio


Alan William Harris is a 2-time Emmy nominated copywriter and director best known for his commercial work at a little mom-and-pop shop called MTV.  He attributes much of his success to his improv days where he studied with The Second City and Upright Citizen's Brigade theaters.  There, he learned that writing is re-writing, and that truth and heart are where all great comedy begins.  

Alan enjoys camping, playing the ukulele, and family bike rides on their vintage Schwinn tandem.  He also loves making stuff from New Wave music to an iPhone game called Wavelength Party to his first feature film, a coming of age story called LOTUS.  Alan resides in Brooklyn, NY with his wife Ryan, daughter Sally (2), and their two cats, Puddles and Mouse.


NOTE:  Click on the following titles to read the full manuscript.


Vinyl is having a huge resurgence.  What better way to introduce records to a younger generation than through a book about a record read to you by a record! (in the style of the Read Along books from the 70s and 80s!)

Ages: 2-8


There's a new Space Race.  From SpaceX planning a mission to Mars to NASA's upcoming missions to the Moon, space travel is once again igniting the imagination!  This educational/science fiction picture book explores a time in the not-too-distant future when lunar vacations are a reality.

Ages: 5-9 (or possible chapter book)


It's no secret that kids don't want to go to bed, which is why the toddler in this book is about to attempt the impossible.  She's going to stay up alllllll night!

Ages: 2-6


In a world where gender inequality is very much at the forefront of the conversation, this boardbook teaches young children that stereotypical gender roles don't have to define who you are.

Ages: 0-3


For young kids, the line between what's funny and what isn't can be hard to navigate.

Ages: 0-3


This simple and fun rhyming book follows a young girl playing 'pretend' in her mom's shoe closet.

Ages: 0-3


Want to see even more??  Here are a handful of ideas in the works...