Kaaren Pixton has been making art with children for many years. Kaaren’s studio is at her home in West Linn, Oregon, where she lives with her husband, one dog, five chickens, goldfish in a pond, and countless grandchildren romping in the gardens.
Kabir Sehgal started his class newspaper in second grade and has been writing ever since. A bestselling author of several books, he is also a jazz bassist and Grammy Award–winning producer. He lives in New York City.
Kadir Nelson is an acclaimed artist and the illustrator of several <i>New York Times</i> bestselling picture books, including his authorial debut <i>We Are the Ship: The Story of Negro League Baseball</i>, which won a Coretta Scott King Award and a Sibert Medal. Kadir has received three additional Coretta Scott King Awards and five Coretta Scott King honors. He has also received two Caldecott Honors, for <i>Henry's Freedom Box: A True Story from the Underground Railroad</i> and <i>Moses: When Harriet Tubman Led Her People to Freedom</i>, and has twice received the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work.
<b>Kady MacDonald Denton</b> is the illustrator of many books for children, including the Bear and Mouse books, as well as <i>Two Homes</i> by Claire Masurel. Kady MacDonald Denton lives in Ontario.
K. A. Holt is the author of Rhyme Schemer and House Arrest, along with several other books for young people. She lives in Austin, Texas, and is active within the vibrant Texas writing community
Kaitlin Moore once did a back walkover on the balance beam without falling off. This is still her proudest moment. Unfortunately, she was too clumsy to be an Olympic gymnast. Once she figured this out, she decided to be a writer instead. Now she lives and writes in New York City. She can still do a perfect kick turn on the high beam.
<b>Kaitlyn DiPerna</b> is an award-winning writer, developer, and editor of all kinds of children's books. Kaitlyn has authored everything from young adult art and craft titles to school textbooks, and children's chapter books to board books for toddlers. Originally from Boston, where she earned a degree in writing, literature, and publishing from Emerson College, Kaitlyn has spent the last ten years on the West Coast, chasing the surf and the snow.
Kali Wallace is the author of two novels for teens and many short stories. She studied geology for years but now devotes her time to writing. She lives in Southern California. You can find her at www.kaliwallace.com.
I am a former classroom teacher and reading specialist, and I love to write about the elementary school world. I visit schools to encourage teachers and children to look at the stories all around them because I believe these are the most important ones of all. I've written poems and stories about pencils, bathrooms, book bags, sharing time, recess, the school bus, gym, and all the dramas that go on in classrooms everywhere. My school programs are an interactive celebration of this world, and I bring many funny props with me. One of them is a six foot inflatable pig from OUR PRINCIPAL PROMISED TO KISS A PIG. The kids are 100% involved when it is time for the principal to kiss Hamlet, the pig! I love to see the spirit of childhood in our schools, and my program is a celebration of this spirit!