Caryn Jenner writes and edits a variety of books for children of all ages, including both fiction and nonfiction. She is author of Kingfisher's Imagine You Were There series. Her picture book, Starting School, was one of the eight books long-listed for the UK's 2012 School Library Association Information Book Award in the Under 7 age group. Caryn also teaches English to speakers of other languages and volunteers at a local school. She grew up in the United States but has made her home in the UK for many years. Marc Pattenden is a self-taught illustrator from Lewes in England. As an adult he rediscovered his childhood love of doodling, and from there became a full-time digital illustrator, creating colourful engaging work that is full of texture and atmosphere. He gets much of his inspiration from museums, and gallery shows, and his three-year-old son!