Noted poet Lee Bennett Hopkins has edited or authored numerous books for children, including the I Can Read Books Hamsters, Shells, and Spelling Bees
; A Pet for Me: Poems
; and the ALA Notable Children's Book Surprises
. The recipient of a Christopher Award and the University of Southern Mississippi's Medallion for "lasting contributions to children's literature," Mr. Hopkins lives in Florida.
Melanie Hall is the illustrator of many popular books for children, including the I Can Read Book Weather: Poems for All Seasons, selected by Lee Bennett Hopkins, and the Parents' Choice Award– winning book on Hanukkah by Cathy Goldberg Fishman. Ms. Hall lives in Olivebridge, New York.