Stephanie Calmenson was an elementary school teacher, children’s book editor, and Editorial Director of the Parents Magazine Press before turning to writing full time. Her books have been called “marvelous” (Publishers Weekly), “lyrical” (School Library Journal), “hilarious” (School Library Journal), and “sweet, funny, and right on the mark” (Booklist). Her most popular titles include Dinner at the Panda Palace, a PBS StoryTime Book; The Principal’s New Clothes; Late for School!; Welcome, Baby!; and Rosie, A Visiting Dog’s Story. She has collaborated on anthologies and chapter books with Joanna Cole, author of the Magic School Bus series, and with Ann Martin creator of The Baby-sitter’s Club series.