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Verde, Susan

Verde, Susan

Susan Verde is the author of The Museum, You and Me, I Am Yoga, I Am Peace and My Kicks. She is a licensed yoga instructor and lives in East Hampton, New York. www.susanverde.com

3 Fun Facts

1. As a kid she kept a piece of chalk in her pocket (for spontaneous hopscotch) and her skate key around her neck, ready for the next adventure.
2. Now Susan lives by the sea in East Hampton, New York with her 3 children and their dog, Gizmo.
3. She is a licensed yoga instructor and teaches yoga and mindfulness to children of all ages

Biedrzycki, David

Biedrzycki, David

The moment his brother showed him how to draw a face when he was 4 years old David Biedrzycki has been hooked on drawing ever since. In his early years he created stories for his parents and friends. A commercial artist since 1980 his work has appeared in magazines, newspapers, book covers, billboards and even ice cream boxes. The supermarket is like a gallery of his work.

Now he has now returned to his first love of picture book storytelling. He has illustrated close to 30 books including self-authored and award winning Ace Lacewing, Bug Detective series, Me and My Dragon series and his newest series Breaking News Bear Alert, a Junior Library Guild Selection and winner of book the Illinois Monarch Picture Book Award and the Georgia State Picture Book Award. David travels the world extensively to over 100 schools a year sharing his digital book making process with aspiring young writers, illustrators and readers. www.davidbiedrzycki.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I love to fish but I leave it up to my son to take fish off the hook. I hate touching slimy fish.
2. I have not used paints and brushes in almost 20 years. I do all my art digitally.
3. I met my wife of 36 years in kindergarten.

Bruel, Nick

Bruel, Nick

Nick Bruel is the author/illustrator of the New York Times bestselling Bad Kitty series as well as the picture books “Who Is Melvin Bubble” and “A Wonderful Year”. He lives in Briarcliff Manor, NY with his wife Carina, his daughter Izzy, their dog Toby, and his not-quite-good-not-quite-bad cats Esme and Rose. www.nickbruelbooks.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I like licorice.
2. I do not like bleu cheese.
3. I’ve never tried licorice with bleu cheese, and I probably never will.

Preller, James

Preller, James

James Preller lives in Delmar, NY. He visits schools all over the country, making roughly 100 presentations to grades K-8 each school year. www.jamespreller.com

Curato, Mike

Curato, Mike

Mike is the author and illustrator of everyone’s favorite polka-dotted elephant, Little Elliot. His debut title, Little Elliot, Big City, released in 2014 to critical acclaim and has won several awards. Other titles in the series include Little Elliot, Big Family; Little Elliot, Big Fun; and Little Elliot, Fall Friends. Mike also illustrated Worm Loves Worm by J.J. Austrian and All the Way to Havana by Margarita Engle. His newest book, What If…, was written by his best friend, Samantha Berger! It’s all about being creative no matter what, something Samantha and Mike know a lot about! www.mikecurato.com

3 Fun Facts

1. Mike loves drawing and writing almost as much as he loves cupcakes and ice cream (and that’s a LOT!).
2. Mike’s Little Elliot books have been translated into 13 languages!
3. Mike has a dog named Princess Leia. She’s his only hope!

Berger, Samantha

Berger, Samantha

Samantha is the award-winning author of over 80 books for young readers. In the past, she was also a vice president Nickelodeon and an Editor at Scholastic. Samantha believes in traveling the world, and sharing as many stories as you can along the way. She has said her newest book, What If…, created together with her best friend Mike Curato, is the song of her soul. It is about those who are compelled to create, no matter what, and the unlimited power of imagination. www.samanthaberger.com

Never underestimate what your creative freedom is capable of.

3 Fun Facts

1. Samantha creates art projects very single day to warm-up her brain.
2. The craziest thing she ever drew on was sliced ham.
3. Samantha worked at Nickelodeon for 12 years and LOVES cartoons.

Bildner, Phil

Bildner, Phil

Phil Bildner is the author of numerous children’s picture books including the Margaret Wise Brown Prize winning Marvelous Cornelius, Martina & Chrissie, Twenty-One Elephants, The Soccer Fence, and The Unforgettable Season. He is the author of A Whole New Ballgame, Rookie of the Year, and Tournament of Champions, the first three books in the middle grade Rip & Red series, and he is also the co-creator of The New York Times Bestselling middle grade chapter book serial, Sluggers. A former middle school teacher in the New York City public schools, Phil spends much of the year visiting schools around the country conducting writing workshops and talking process with students. He lives in Newburgh, New York with his husband and dog. www.philbildner.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I’ve been to the Super Bowl, the NBA Finals, and the World Series
2. I’ve ran the New York City Marathon twice.
3. I’ve visited 48 of the 50 United States.

Sadlowski, Dan

Sadlowski, Dan

I love stories. I believe they can uplift, inspire, and change people’s lives. I love spending time with my family, my goddaughter Lola, playing basketball, exploring, adventures, superheroes, daydreaming, nonsense, the ocean, and nature. I love teaching K-8 Technology and Physical Education at Richmond Consolidated School.

Finding BrooklynAnd The Next Great Superhero has hosted numerous Superhero Days and visits at schools, child health care facilities, historic places, & more. Want to learn how to become a superhero? By reading Finding Brooklyn you will find that even YOU, yes YOU have AWE-MAZING Superpowers too! findingbrooklyn-book.com

3 Fun Facts

1. “Baby Groot was here” (Hey! who wrote that?)
2. I have Superpowers (You do too!)
3. Let’s save the universe and grab a slice of pizza. #gofindingbrooklyn

Raff, Anna

Raff, Anna

Anna Raff is an award-winning illustrator of several books for children. Before her career as an illustrator, Anna was a designer at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and several children’s book publishers in New York City. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts, and lives in New York City, where there are reportedly four rats per human resident. www.suzannebloom.com

3 Fun Facts

1. I live in New York City.
2. My nickname is “Banana.”
3. I know how to juggle.

Bloom, Suzanne

Bloom, Suzanne

Drawing, painting and making things, reading and writing have always been my stepping stones

I studied at Cooper Union and began collecting picture books. I was an architectural renderer and wooden toy maker .

After my first two books were published, I declared myself an artist; claiming the messiness, devotion and the magpie eye, all in service to the creation of beautiful art that will end up in the hands of children.

18 books later, there are still more ideas and characters to explore. www.suzannebloom.com

3 Fun Facts

1. Stripy socks are my favorite.
2. My summers are planned around reading and weeding.
3. “Lilo and Stitch” makes me cry.