Judy Sierra is the author of numerous award-winning children's books, including the best-selling Antarctic Antics (drawn by JosÃ© Aruego and Ariane Dewey), Crazy About Books (illustrated by Marc Brown), and The Secret Science Project that Nearly Ate the School (illustrated by Stephen Gammell). Sierra graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles, with a doctorate in folklore and mythology. She has won the International Reading Association's Children's Choice Award, two Aesop awards from the American Folklore Society, and the E.B. White Award. The Association of Booksellers for Children's White Read Aloud Prize. She and her spouse live in Eugene, Oregon. Judy Sierra's website is JudySierra.net.