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Joanne Settel

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Dr. Joanne Settel is an award-winning writer of science books for children. Her books present the wonders of science in ways that captivate the imagination. Dr. Settel's most recent book, Exploding Ants And Other Amazing Ways Animals Adapt. was listed as one of the Outstanding Science Trade Books For Children For 2000 by the Children's Book Council. She also co-authored a popular series of children's books: Why Does My Nose Run? , How Do Ants Know When Your Having A Picnic? , and Why Do Cats' Eyes Glow In The Dark? . How Do Ants Know When Your Having A Picnic? was listed as one of the Outstanding...

Laura Barcella

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Laura Barcella is a writer, editor, feminist, animal lover, candy hoarder, and horror buff.

She's the author of "Know Your Rights! A Modern Kid's Guide to the American Constitution," "Fight Like a Girl: 50 Feminists Who Changed the World," "The End: 50 Apocalyptic Visions From Pop Culture That You Should Know About...Before It's Too Late," and "Madonna & Me: Women Writers on the Queen of Pop." She also published a series of quirky Q&A journals for teens and tweens: "OMG," "BFF," and "XOXO" and she co-wrote Lauren Urasek's...