Shala Howell spent two decades helping companies like Bell Labs, Juniper Networks, and a genetic testing company that was later acquired by CVS translate some of the world’s most complicated concepts into actionable, understandable English. Now she turns her attention to a much more complex problem -- fostering children’s curiosity and engagement in the scientific, artistic, and linguistic world that surrounds them. Her blog on fostering curiosity in children, Caterpickles, has had hundreds of thousands of visitors over the past five years. The first book in her Caterpickles Parenting Series, What’s That, Mom?, focuses on how to use public art to nurture children’s curiosity in the world around them. Her next book, Did Dinosaurs Have Belly Buttons?, will talk about science, and how parents without a science degree can handle their children's curious questions without enrolling in a college-level refresher course.