Kelly Starling Lyons is a founding member of The Brown Bookshelf (www.thebrownbookshelf.com). Her acclaimed picture books include Ellen's Broom, Going Down Home with Daddy, and Sing a Song: How Lift Every Voice and Sing Inspired Generations.
NICOLE TADGELL'S illustrations have been featured in The Encyclopedia of Writing and Illustrating Children's Books and in numerous exhibitions. She has taught workshops and classes at the Worcester Art Museum, the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, and at Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) conferences. Nicole also lectures at New England schools and colleges and demonstrates the picture book process in classrooms, libraries, and bookstores. Her award-winning children's books include Real Sisters Pretend, First Peas to the Table, In the Garden with Dr. Carver, Lucky Beans, and Fatuma's New Cloth.