Barbara Park is the author of the delightful Junie B. Jones chapter book series. She has received more than 40 awards for her books, including 25 Children's Choice awards. While she is most likely best known for her Junie B. Jones books, she has also authored a number of other books, including a picture book and 13 middle grade novels. When asked how she learned how little kids' minds operate, Barbara Park responds, "Believe it or not, I've actually been a little kid myself." Allison Gregory's plays for young audiences have been seen at some of the country's leading theatres, and include Go, Dog. Go!, adapted from the P.D. Eastman book and co-written with Steven Dietz; Even Steven Goes to War ("Zoni" Best New Script Award, AATE and UPRP awards, Kennedy Center New Visions/New Voices series); Peter and the Wolf (Footlight Award, Best New Play; National Tour with Childsplay, Inc.), Brementown Musicians and Junie B. in Jingle Bells, Batman Smells!. She has received commissions from South Coast Repertory, ACT in Seattle, The Skirball-Kenis Foundation, Seattle Children's Theatre and Childsplay, Inc.