David Martin is the author of numerous award-winning picture books and books for early readers. His most recent books are Peep and Ducky, illustrated by David Walker, Let’s Have a Tree Party, illustrated by John Manders and Little Bunny and the Magic Christmas Tree, illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev. His books have also appeared in the Brand New Reader series from Candlewick Press. David has been a teacher and an early literacy specialist and taught first, fourth and seventh grade for many years. He visits schools and libraries, leads writing residencies in elementary schools and conducts literacy workshops for parents, teachers and librarians. Since 1970 he has lived in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.