Kathleen Weidner Zoehfeld is the award-winning author of more than seventy books for children, including WHAT LIVES IN A SHELL?, an NSTA/CBC "Outstanding Science Trade Book for Children," and winner of the American Association for the Advancement of Science's "Best Children's Book" award; WHAT IS THE WORLD MADE OF?, A Children's Book of the Month Club Main Selection; WHAT'S ALIVE?, also named an AAAS "Best Children's Book"; DINOSAUR TRACKS, "a great choice for even the most discriminating dinophiles" (School Library Journal); DINOSAURS BIG AND SMALL, winner of the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio "Best Book Award"; DINOSAUR PARENTS, DINOSAUR YOUNG, an ALA "Notable Book"; and SECRETS OF THE GARDEN, "a wonderfully informative and enjoyable journey through one family's backyard garden, from spring planting to fall harvest. Covering a dazzling array of topics, the author still manages to hold onto a story line that will draw readers in and allow them to experience both the good and the bad right along with narrator Alice. Sure to become a standard go-to for elementary teachers and gardeners alike, this is bound to spark some backyard explorations." (Kirkus)
Kathleen was a children's book editor for more than ten years before becoming a full-time writer. When she's not reading, researching, writing, or editing, Kathleen loves to spend her free time exploring, doing fieldwork, and preparing fossils for her local natural history museums.