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Sean Taylor is an award-winning author, storyteller, and teacher who has written more than forty books for young children, including Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise and I Want to Be in a Scary Story, both illustrated by Jean Jullien; A Brave Bear, illustrated by Emily Hughes; Don’t Call Me Choochie Pooh!, illustrated by Kate Hindley; and I Am Actually a Penguin, illustrated by Kasia Matyjaszek. Sean Taylor lives in England

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Jon Klassen is an award-winning Canadian creator of children’s books. In 2010, he was awarded the Governor General’s Award for English-language children’s illustration for his debut, Cats’ Night Out, written by Caroline Stutson. He is the author-illustrator of the bestselling trilogy, which includes This Is Not My Hat, the first-ever book to win both the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal. In 2018, he was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada, recognized for his “transformative contributions to children’s literature as an illustrator and author.” Born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Jon Klassen currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

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Kate DiCamillo is one of America’s most revered storytellers. She is a former National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature and a two-time Newbery Medalist. Born in Philadelphia, she grew up in Florida and now lives in Minneapolis. 

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