Jill Esbaum is the award-winning author of several books for young readers. Some of her titles for National Geographic include Little Kids First Big Book of How, Cherry Blossoms Say Spring, and the Angry Birds Playground titles Dinosaurs, Rain Forest, and Animals. She is a frequent school visitor and conference speaker. Esbaum teaches writing for children at the University of Iowa Summer Writing Festival and the Whispering Woods Picture Book Workshop/Retreat. She lives on a farm near Davenport, Iowa.