J. Patrick Lewis is the 2011 winner of the NCTE Award for Poetry and is the current Children's Poet Laureate. He has written more than sixty books for children and adults, including Spot the Plot: A Riddle Book of Book Riddles and Please Bury Me in the Library. He has two other books scheduled: When Thunder Comes: Poems for Civil Rights Leaders (Chronicle) and The National Geographic Book of Animal Poems (an anthology Lewis edited for National Geographic). He lives in Westerville, Ohio.
Matthew Cordell is the author-illustrator of Trouble Gum and Another Brother and the illustrator of Toby and the Snowflake, among many other titles. His black-and-white art has appeared in Gail Carson Levine's poetry collection Forgive Me, I Meant to Do It: False Apology Poems, Rachel Vail's Justin Case series of books, and Julie Sternberg's Like Pickle Juice on a Cookie. He lives in the suburbs of Chicago.