Susan Middleton Elya
Susan Middleton Elya has a unique and amazing talent for writing poetry in two languages at once. Her twenty-six (and counting!) award-winning books, include Say Hola to Spanish (illustrated by Loretta Lopez), Little Roja Riding Hood (illustrated by Lee Chapman), Oh No, Gotta Go! (illustrated by G Brian Karas), Fire Fuego Brave Bomberos (illustrated by Dan Santat), Rubia and the Three Osos (illustrated by Melissa Sweet), and many others. Susan is working on more delightful picture book texts as wells as a chapter book for older readers (which, so far, is almost entirely in English). La Princesa and the Pea came out in 2017 and Our Celebracion comes from Lee & low in 2018. She lives in Northern California.