Charlotte (Owner) Charlotte was raised in the Midwest, surrounded by dachshunds and great books. She spent summer vacations with her Grandfather, G.D., who gave her the nickname Charlie. He encouraged her to act out scenes from the stories they read together; She spent countless hours playing make-believe, inspired by characters from children’s literature. As an adult, Charlie became an elementary school teacher and brought stories to life with her students in the classroom and on stage. Charlie’s Corner is a place where stories and kids come together to create, inspire, and embrace a love of reading.

Charlotte (Owner)

Charlotte was raised in the Midwest, surrounded by dachshunds and great books. She spent summer vacations with her Grandfather, G.D., who gave her the nickname Charlie. He encouraged her to act out scenes from the stories they read together; She spent countless hours playing make-believe, inspired by characters from children’s literature. As an adult, Charlie became an elementary school teacher and brought stories to life with her students in the classroom and on stage. Charlie’s Corner is a place where stories and kids come together to create, inspire, and embrace a love of reading.

Lori (Development Coordinator) Lori still believes that the best way to find Neverland is to "take the second star on the right, and fly straight on 'til morning." She is the Development Lead and Event Coordinator at Charlie's Corner. Aside from seeking adventure in far off lands (she has either visited or lived in over thirty countries), Lori brings ten years of teaching experience to Charlie’s Corner. Some of her favorite memories include reading books like Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson to her preschool students in Ireland. In addition to working in Los Angeles publicity and family hospitality for Club Med Resorts, she lived abroad for many years working as a travel writer for magazines. Her next BIG project is writing children's books. She currently lives between San Francisco, Bangkok, and Los Angeles. The Philippines is always home.  

Lori (Development Coordinator)

Lori still believes that the best way to find Neverland is to "take the second star on the right, and fly straight on 'til morning." She is the Development Lead and Event Coordinator at Charlie's Corner. Aside from seeking adventure in far off lands (she has either visited or lived in over thirty countries), Lori brings ten years of teaching experience to Charlie’s Corner. Some of her favorite memories include reading books like Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson to her preschool students in Ireland. In addition to working in Los Angeles publicity and family hospitality for Club Med Resorts, she lived abroad for many years working as a travel writer for magazines. Her next BIG project is writing children's books. She currently lives between San Francisco, Bangkok, and Los Angeles. The Philippines is always home.

 

Jeff (Manager)

Jeff (Manager)

Christine (Department Lead) Christine is an aspiring elementary school teacher, crafter, and lover of books. Every chance she gets is a trip to a local bookstore or craft store. She has worked in a tutoring center, a pre-school, and the San Francisco Zoo. She loves reading YA and Middle Grade novels, and enjoys classic children's books. Some of her favorites books include Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Winnie the Pooh By A.A. Milne, Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litman, and Paddington by Michael Bond. She currently resides in Pacifica with two silly cats.  

Christine (Department Lead)

Christine is an aspiring elementary school teacher, crafter, and lover of books. Every chance she gets is a trip to a local bookstore or craft store. She has worked in a tutoring center, a pre-school, and the San Francisco Zoo. She loves reading YA and Middle Grade novels, and enjoys classic children's books. Some of her favorites books include Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Winnie the Pooh By A.A. Milne, Pete the Cat and his Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litman, and Paddington by Michael Bond. She currently resides in Pacifica with two silly cats.

 

Katharine I love being at Charlie's Corner, surrounded by books, children and friendly adults, and by music, laughter and stories. At previous times in my life I've been a lecturer in college English, specializing in creative writing and children's literature. I've also taught ESL Academic Writing.  I've been a zoo keeper in charge of lions and bears. I've been a Curator of Zoo Education. But the day-to-day happiest I've been is right here at Charlie's! While I'm interested in all the books, my specialty is middle grade novels (books read by 7 to 14 year olds) and picture books. I am committed to the idea of diversity and inclusiveness in children's books. In  my free time, I read, look for birds, and play with my camera. I live in Oakland with a friend, two border collies, one dragon and 17 leopard geckos.

Katharine

I love being at Charlie's Corner, surrounded by books, children and friendly adults, and by music, laughter and stories. At previous times in my life I've been a lecturer in college English, specializing in creative writing and children's literature. I've also taught ESL Academic Writing.  I've been a zoo keeper in charge of lions and bears. I've been a Curator of Zoo Education. But the day-to-day happiest I've been is right here at Charlie's! While I'm interested in all the books, my specialty is middle grade novels (books read by 7 to 14 year olds) and picture books. I am committed to the idea of diversity and inclusiveness in children's books. In  my free time, I read, look for birds, and play with my camera. I live in Oakland with a friend, two border collies, one dragon and 17 leopard geckos.

Elise Elise is a poetry enthusiast, a certified yoga instructor, a former social worker, and--most importantly--she loves cats and dogs equally and thinks you should, too. She is currently nuts about YA books with a sci-fi twist, although she is equally passionate about books for a younger crowd. Among her favorites for younger readers, she is likely to recommend Sophie's Chickens by Phoebie Wahl, It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr, A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara, The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney, and--of course--Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. And that is only the beginning of the list! Elise grew up in a small town in Michigan, where her entire extended family still lives. She and her sister are the only ones to venture outside that mitten of a state, and they both live on a coast (although different coasts). She currently lives with her cuddly cat and boyfriend in San Francisco, and loves to garden and volunteer in her spare time.  

Elise

Elise is a poetry enthusiast, a certified yoga instructor, a former social worker, and--most importantly--she loves cats and dogs equally and thinks you should, too. She is currently nuts about YA books with a sci-fi twist, although she is equally passionate about books for a younger crowd. Among her favorites for younger readers, she is likely to recommend Sophie's Chickens by Phoebie Wahl, It's Okay to be Different by Todd Parr, A is for Activist by Innosanto Nagara, The Lion and the Mouse by Jerry Pinkney, and--of course--Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. And that is only the beginning of the list! Elise grew up in a small town in Michigan, where her entire extended family still lives. She and her sister are the only ones to venture outside that mitten of a state, and they both live on a coast (although different coasts). She currently lives with her cuddly cat and boyfriend in San Francisco, and loves to garden and volunteer in her spare time.

 

Lena  I moved from Switzerland to San Francisco in September 2015. My first language is French and I have learned English, Italian and German at school. I would be glad to help you in our foreign language section! I am lucky to be the big sister of a 3 and 5-year-old and these two little girls have taught me to love board books and picture books again! I went with them through so many books… Touch and feel, pop up, lift-the-flap, informative, cute, funny and the list could continue! I feel very comfortable recommending books of all kinds for young children. You will see me at Charlie’s Corner on Saturdays. During the weekdays, I dance at Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program. So, if you have any questions about dance books, I am here to help!  

Lena

 I moved from Switzerland to San Francisco in September 2015. My first language is French and I have learned English, Italian and German at school. I would be glad to help you in our foreign language section! I am lucky to be the big sister of a 3 and 5-year-old and these two little girls have taught me to love board books and picture books again! I went with them through so many books… Touch and feel, pop up, lift-the-flap, informative, cute, funny and the list could continue! I feel very comfortable recommending books of all kinds for young children. You will see me at Charlie’s Corner on Saturdays. During the weekdays, I dance at Alonzo King LINES Ballet Training Program. So, if you have any questions about dance books, I am here to help!

 

Tiffaney

Tiffaney

Jake

Jake

Amelia

Amelia