|1991||The Big Dipper||Franklyn M Branley||Molly Coxe||32|
|1994||Baby Whales Drink Milk||32|
|1995||Who Eats What?||Patricia Lauber||Holly Keller||32|
|1995||Zipping, Zapping, Zooming Bats||Ann Earle||Henry Cole||32|
|2005||Forces Make Things Move||Kimberly Bradley||Paul Meisel||40|
|2008||Clouds||Anne Rockwell||Frané Lessac||33|
|2009||Where Do Polar Bears Live?||Sarah L. Thomson||Jason Chin||40|
|2019||Super Marsupials: Kangaroos, Koalas, Wombats, and More||Katharine Kenah||Stephanie Fizer Coleman||40|
Ann Earle is on the faculty of St. Michael’s College. She often watches bats fly over her backyard at night. This is her first book for children. Ms. Earle lives in Richmond, VT. Henry Cole teaches elementary science at The Langley School. This is the first of many books to come from this talented new artist. Mr. Cole live in Reston, VA.
Anne Rockwell (1934-2018) created 200 beloved picture books, as author, illustrator and collaborator during a prolific career that lasted six decades. Her topics ranged from board books for babies to biographies for young adults. She was a self taught artist who also made sculptures, needlepoint tapestries, and fine art paintings in oil and watercolor. She collaborated as author with many illustrators, including her husband, Harlow Rockwell and her daughter, Lizzy Rockwell.
Sarah L. Thomson is an award-winning author who has published more than thirty books for young readers, including the Secrets of the Seven series, Deadly Flowers, and Dragon’s Egg. Sarah lives in Portland, Maine, with her daughter and her two cats. Her daughter helps with inspiration, and her cats help by lying on the piece of paper she needs most.
Katharine Kenah’s Family Favorite is her grandmother’s grandmother’s brownies. The recipe for these delicious, fudgy-rich treats has been passed down for generations. Besides these delightful easy readers about Room 75, Katharine has written The Dream Shop, Eggs Over Easy, and many exciting nonfiction books for children. She lives with her family in Granville, Ohio.
Henry Cole was a celebrated science teacher for many years before turning his talents to children’s books. He has worked on over one hundred fifty books for children, including his own Unspoken, Big Bug, A Nest for Celeste, Jack’s Garden, Brambleheart, and On Meadowview Street. He lives in Fort Lauderdale, FL. You can visit Henry online at www.henrycole.net.
Paul Meisel, who holds a master’s degree in graphic design from Yale University, has illustrated many books for children, some of which he also wrote. Two of his I Like to Read(R) books, See Me Run and I See a Cat, are Theodor Seuss Geisel Award Honor books. His Nature Diary series began with My Awesome Summer by P. Mantis, a finalist for the AAAS/Subaru SB&amp;amp;F Prize for Excellence in Science Books and a Virginia Reader’s Choice. The Schmutzy Family, written by Marilyn Rosenberg and illustrated by Paul Meisel, was a National Jewish Book Award Finalist. Paul lives in Connecticut.
I grew up in a small town on top of the Palisades in New Jersey. From my bedroom window, I could see the famous skyscraper skyline of New York City. In the hot summer months I could hear the shrieks of people riding on the roller coaster at a nearby amusement park. My work has led me on many adventures in numerous countries. Traveling continues to be a major source of inspiration for my work as I render my impression of a country and its way of life in oil and gouache paintings. My greatest ambition is to instill pride and self-esteem in children about their unique heritage and their own ability to capture in it pictures and words.
Jason Chin is the award-winning author of Redwoods, Coral Reefs, Gravity, and Island: A Story of the Galápagos, which was named a 2012 Best Book of the Year by School Library Journal and Kirkus Reviews. He is also the illustrator of the acclaimed Water is Water by Miranda Paul. His most recent book Grand Canyon received five starred reviews. Jason lives with his wife, Deirdre Gill, and their two children in Burlington, Vermont. jasonchin.net
Stephanie Fizer Coleman is an illustrator with a penchant for playful color and rich texture. Having grown up in a rural area surrounded by nature, it’s no surprise that furry and feathered creatures are her favorite subjects to draw. When she’s not drawing, Steph can be found sipping tea and reading books. She lives in West Virginia with her husband and two dogs.