Ann M. Martin is the author of many books for young readers, including "A Corner of the Universe, Belle Teale, "and "Leo the Magnificat. "She is also the co-author, with Paula Danziger, of "P.S. Longer Letter Later "and "Snail Mail No More." Ms. Martin funds such charities as The Lisa Libraries and The Ann M. Martin Foundation. She makes her home in upstate New York. Laura Godwin, also known as Nola Buck, is the author of many popular picture books for children, including "What the Baby Hears, Central Park Serenade, Barnyard Prayers, The Flower Girl, Little White Dog "and "Christmas in the Manger. "Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she now lives in New York City. Brian Selznick is the author and illustrator of the New York Times best-selling The Invention of Hugo Cabret, winner of the 2008 Caldecott Medal and a National Book nominee. He has also illustrated many other books for children, including Frindle by Andrew Clements, Amelia and Eleanor Go for a Ride by Pam Mu oz Ryan, and The Dinosaurs of Waterhouse Hawkins by Barbara Kerley, which received a 2001 Caldecott Honor. Brian lives in Brooklyn, New York, and San Diego, California.