Alyssa Satin Capucilli is the author of over 100 books for young readers including Biscuit, the popular bestseller used to launch the My First I Can Read Series from HarperCollins. With over forty-three million books in print, Biscuit has been deemed a modern classic. Alyssa is the recipient of the Washington Irving Award, the Garden State Award, the Bank Street College Best Book Award, the Oppenheim Portfolio Gold Award, and the American Library Association Award. Alyssa has contributed to numerous publications including Renaissance Reading’s What Kids are Reading. She is a frequent lecturer at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project and has taught in the Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College.