Maryann Cocca-Leffler is the Author and Illustrator of over 60 books for children. Maryann’s books, Janine and Janine and the Field Day Finish, (A 2016 ILA Teacher’s Pick) were inspired by her daughter, Janine. (www.janinesparty.com). Other recent books include Growing Season (Sterling) and The Belonging Tree(MacMillan). When not in her Portland, Maine studio, Maryann is traveling, visiting schools.