Alice B. McGinty is the author of over 40 fiction and nonfiction books for children. Her most recent picture book, Rabbi Benjamin’s Buttons, was a 2015 Sydney Taylor Notable Book. She enjoys writing picture book biographies, including Gandhi: A March to the Sea (honor book, 2014 South Asia Book Award) and Darwin (2010 Orbis Pictus Honor Book, Booklist’s 2009 Top Ten Biographies for Youth), and picture books, including Eliza’s Kindergarten Pet, Eliza’s Kindergarten Surprise, Thank You, World, as well as nonfiction books on subjects ranging from breakfast to tarantulas. Alice looks forward to the release of two upcoming picture book biographies, and two funny picture books, including Bathe the Cat. In addition to enjoying her role as co-regional adviser of Illinois SCBWI, Alice is a frequent presenter at schools, a manuscript coach, a freelance educational writer, and in the summer, she runs a writing camp for teens. Her hobbies include dancing, hiking, running, and playing the guitar. She also loves to visit new countries, and this is her first trip to Israel!