Ellen Crimi-Trent's highly decorative designs have appeared on many successful lines, from textiles to ceramics and ornaments. One of Ellen's many dreams throughout her artistic career has been to write and illustrate children's books - an ambition which is now realized with the publication of the Schoolies series. Ellen lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children. Roger Priddy's passion for educating children through fun, informative and engaging books has led him to create some of publishing's most enduring and successful nonfiction early learning books. Roger lives in London and has three children, who have been the inspiration behind many of his best publishing ideas.