A longtime editor of National Geographic books, AMY SHIELDS is known for her work in children's literature. She has written several popular children's books, including National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why and many other titles for the National Geographic Readers series. She lives in New York.
KATHY WEIDNER ZOEHFELD is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College, in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and University of Michigan Ann Arbor where she decided to put her science degrees to use by writing nonfiction books for kids. Since then she has written over 60 natural science and history books for young readers, and been awarded honors by the NSTA/CBC, the NCSS/CBC, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Library Association, the IRA/CBC Children's Choice. When she's not reading, researching, writing, or editing, Kathy loves to spend her free time exploring, doing field work, and preparing fossils in the laboratory for her local natural history museums.
ALINE ALEXANDER NEWMAN has been writing for National Geographic Kids magazine (formerly NG World) since 1998. More than 50 of her stories have appeared on the cover. Her first National Geographic Children's book, Ape Escapes, came out in 2012. Several more are in the works.