About Us

Norwood House Press

Norwood House Press is a children's book publisher for grades PK-8. Our mission is to produce informational and fiction books that help kids learn and do well in school and life.  We take pride in the quality of our books and in the support we provide to teachers, librarians and caregivers.

Meet Our Staff

Patti Hall, President and Publisher

Patti started Norwood House Press 10 years ago in her house in Norwood Park, a Chicago neighborhood.  Today, the company has over 1200 product offerings for the library and classroom.  Patti is responsible for product development and day-to-day operations at the office on the Northwest side of Chicago. Her favorite Team Spirit book is The Detroit Pistons because their origins as a company team is such a fascinating story. 

Email: patti@norwoodhousepress.com 


Zoe Del Mar, Director of Marketing

Zoe is responsible for overseeing the strategic marketing plans for NHP, including advertising, website and social media content, newsletters and catalog production. Zoe has worked in children's publishing for 10+ years and loves to get to know teachers and librarians. Her favorite books include the Matters of Opinion and Shape Your Opinion series that teach children early on how to evaluate information and form their own ideas. She started with the company in 2018.

Email: zoe@norwoodhousepress.com

Lisa Walsh, Director of Planning and Production

Lisa joined the Norwood House Press team in 2011, where she started as the office manager. In her current role as Project Manager, she manages book production schedules and publishing projects as they advance through editorial, design, and print. She also manages the company’s tradeshow activity.  Lisa is a loyal Chicago sports fan and it’s no surprise that she counts The Chicago Blackhawks and The Chicago White Sox as her favorite Team Spirit books.

Email: lisa@norwoodhousepress.com