Kate Messner and Padma Venkatraman

Kate Messner and Padma Venkatraman

Kate Messner

Kate Messner

Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books for kids who wonder, too. Her titles include award-winning picture books like Over and Under the Snow, novels like All the Answers, The Seventh Wish and Breakout, the Fergus and Zeke easy reader series, and the popular Ranger in Time chapter books.

Padma Venkatraman

Padma Venkatraman

Padma Venkatraman is the award-winning author of highly acclaimed novels such as The Bridge Home, a 2019 Global Read Aloud book; A Time to Dance, which received five-starred reviews; and Climbing the Stairs.

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