Ruth Spiro is a speaker, writer, and children’s books author—most recently of the Baby Loves Science board book series, published by Charlesbridge, as well as the picture book series Made by Maxine, forthcoming from Dial. Her debut, Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist, won awards from Writer’s Digest and Willamette Writers, and was a Bank Street College of Education Best Book. Her writing has appeared in numerous magazines and popular anthologies, notably The Right Words at the Right Time (Vol. II), edited by Marlo Thomas, and several Chicken Soup for the Soul titles. She lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters.