Vicki Cobb: http://www.vickicobb.com/ is an author of 90 science books for children, including Science Experiments You Can Eat, blogs for Nonfiction Minute and Huffington Post, and is founder and president of iNK Think Tank.
Alexandra Siy: http://www.alexandrasiy.com/ is an author and photographer of science books who emphasizes the importance of images to impart information. She has been a teacher in public, private, and charter schools, and has experience teaching at every grade level. In
Andrea Warren: http://andreawarren.com/ writes history books with an emphasis on children who survive difficulties not of their own making. Her classic book Orphan Train Rider has won numerous awards. She's been called "the finest writer of historical narratives for kids and young adults in America today."
Dr. Katherine Cunningham: Dr. Cunningham is an Assistant Professor in Literacy Education at Manhattanville College and literacy consultant. She was an elementary school teacher and literacy specialist and has always turned to children's literature to ignite students. Katie is co-author of the popular blog, The Classroom Bookshelf. She is also the author of Story: Still the Heart of Literacy Learning (Stenhouse, 2015) and co-author of Literacy Leadership in Changing Schools (Teachers College Press, 2015). Both books will be in press Fall 2015.