Fran Manushkin is the author of many books, including the popular Katie Woo series. Her newest picture book, Happy In Our Skin (Candlewick), about all kinds of families has received enthusiastic reviews from School Library Journal, Publishers Weekly, and Kirkus. Her other books include Baby, Come Out!, The Tushy Book, Big Girl Panties, Latkes and Applesauce: A Hanukkah Story, and The Shivers in the Fridge, illustrated by Caldecott-winner Paul O. Zelinsky.
Ms. Manushkin is a former teacher and was an editor at Harper & Row, working with her mentors Ursula Nordstrom and Charlotte Zolotow. She has also taught children’s book writing for the Open Society Institute in Russia, Hungary, Albania, and Armenia.