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Meet our authors and illustrators

Here you’ll find read-alongs, fun facts, and much more from our Summer Reading Challenge and Winter Mini Challenge authors and illustrators. Come back for even more new content COMING SOON.

Check out our Bonus Interviews for extra content! 

Fiona Barker and Howard Gray

Setsuko the Song of the Sea was written by Fiona Barker and illustrated by Howard Gray. Meet Fiona and Howard and learn how to make some whaley... Read more

Danielle Davis

I'm Danielle Davis. I grew up in Singapore and Hong Kong and now live in Los Angeles. I read, write, and roller-skate, as well as facilitate... Read more

Jane Clarke

Jane is the talented author of over 100 books for young children, including the Sky Private Eye picture book series and the Al’s Awesome Science... Read more

Heath McKenzie

Meet this year's Summer Reading Challenge Illustrator- Heath McKenzie! Read more

Claire Fayers

Meet the Author: Claire Fayers Read more

Gareth P. Jones: Dragon Detective

Author Gareth P Jones introduces his book Dragon Detective: Catnapped! and takes us on a real adventure! Read more

Top picks for a summer of reading


Emilie Dufresne, Danielle Rippengill

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