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About the Author
Nicole C. Kear is the author of the chapter book series The Fix-It Friends (Imprint) and the memoir Now I See You (St. Martin's Press), chosen as a Must-Read by People, Martha Stewart Living, Parade, Redbook, and Marie Claire UK among others. Her essays have appeared in the New York Times, Good Housekeeping, New York, Psychology Today, and Parents as well as on Salon, the Huffington Post, and xoJane. She teaches writing at the NYU School of Professional Studies.A native of New York, she received a BA from Yale, a MA from Columbia, and a red nose from the San Francisco School of Circus Arts. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, three children, and two albino frogs. Tracy Dockray illustrated the paperback cover of Lois Lowry's Stay, a dog's tale about his life, and a picture book, Izzy & Oscar (Sourcebooks, 2015) a story about a more unusual kind of pet. Tracy has illustrated numerous other picture books such as The Tushy Book and the prize winning Lost and Found Pony, as well as an edition of Beverly Cleary's Ramona series, Ralph the Mouse series, Henry Huggins series, and The Fix-It Friends series.
Praise for The Fix-It Friends: Have No Fear!
"Fears are scary! But don't worry: the Fix-It Friends are here with step-by-step help --and humor too."--Fran Manushkin, author of the Katie Woo series
"Full of heart and more than a little spunk"
--Kathleen Lane, author of The Best Worst Thing
An empowering resource for kids -- and they're just plain fun to read."
--Lauren Knickerbocker, Ph.D., Co-Director, Early Childhood Service, NYU Child Study Center
"Hooray for these young friends who work together; this diverse crew will have readers looking forward to more." --Kirkus Reviews
"The humor is spot-on, and the stories pull kids in, teaching without preaching, encouraging children to be active problem-solvers in their own lives." --Dr. Dawn Huebner, Ph. D., child psychologist and creator of the What-to-Do Guides for Kids series