Carrie Pearson feels that being a children’s book author represents the best merger of her education, occupations, and passion. She holds a BA in early childhood education from the University of Michigan, taught at the University’s preschool and then moved into the business world for 15+ years. She is now a full-time children’s book author, presenter and consultant. She is a Regional Advisor for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and a member of several literacy-focused organizations. Her most recent picture book, Stretch to the Sun: From a Tiny Sprout to the Tallest Tree on Earth (Charlesbridge, 2018) is a silver Eureka! Award winner given by the California Reading Association for Outstanding Nonfiction. Carrie is also the author of two informational fiction picture books, a picture book bio about Dr. Virginia Apgar launches in 2021 with Norton Young Readers and a picture book collective biography about real life princesses releases in 2021 with Roaring Brook/Macmillan. Carrie would love to connect with you on Twitter @carrieapearson, Pinterest carrieapearson, and through her website www.carriepearsonbooks.com.