The author of more than 20 children’s books in different genres, Candace Fleming has written the following acclaimed biographies: Amelia Lost (2011; 2012 Golden Kite Award for Nonfiction), The Great and Only Barnum (2009), The Lincolns (2008; Boston Globe/Horn Book Award), Our Eleanor (2005) and Ben Franklin's Almanac (2003).
Susan L. Roth’s Parrots over Puerto, written with Cindy Trumbore, won the 2014 Robert F. Sibert Award for the most distinguished informational book.Parrots had already received five starred reviews and appeared in the Society of Illustrators Original Art exhibition. Published by Lee and Low, it has garnered a long list of awards.
“Above the treetops of Puerto Rico flies a flock of parrots as green as their island home…These are Puerto Rican parrots. They lived on this island for millions of years, and then they nearly vanished from the earth forever.”