Barbara Ciletti fell in love with books at the age of three and dedicated her life to teaching children their importance. She has more than three decades of publishing experience, is the author of more than 25 books, and actively engages with children, teaching science, nature, and the art of bookmaking. Awards include Junior Library Guild, the ASPCA Henry Bergh Award, the Amelia Bloomer Award, and more. Barbara lives in Colorado.

Cathy Morrison is a children's book illustrator passionate about nature, science, and the environment. Combining her degrees in fine arts and education along with her background in animation and graphic design, she now researches and illustrates narrative nonfiction picture books. Cathy’s studio is in the foothills northwest of Fort Collins, with a panoramic view of the peaks of Rocky Mountain National Park. She enjoys travel, hiking, and gardening, especially with native, drought-tolerant plants that encourage pollinators. Visit her Studio With A View at

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