About Chesla Literature Agency


Founded by Mickey Chesla in 2008, Chesla Literature is based in Tel Aviv, Israel, and specializes in picture books and fiction for children, with a universal appeal. Our goal is to bring children, from the earliest ages, into the wonderful world of reading through books that are engaging >and entertaining, and that provide kids with important insights into the world around them. We strive to bring Israel’s best picture books and children’s fiction to young readers all over the globe.

Michal (Mickey) Chesla is the founder of Chesla Literature.  Having grown up in the US, and studied literature at Columbia University, Mickey returned to her native Israel.

With the birth of her daugther, Mickey was introduced to the beautiful, insightful children’s literature that exists in Israel, most of which has never been published out of the country. 

After years of work in advertising and marketing, she decided in 2008 concentrate on her first love, reading, and to found an agency which purpose is to bring the wonderful children’s literature of Israel to the world.