Dawn Cusick
THE ASTROCHIMPS (Chicago Review Press, 2023)

Dawn Cusick is the author of Animal EggsBug Butts, and Get the Scoop on Animal Poop, among her many titles aimed at young activists, reluctant readers, and animal lovers, and she has collaborated on books with the National Wildlife Federation. Her books have been named a Best Children’s Book of the Year by Bank Street College of Education, a Children’s Choice Reading List selection by the Children’s Book Council, an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the National Science Teachers Association, an Outstanding Children’s Book Award winner by the Animal Behavior Society, a Best Book for Children by the American Association for the Advancement of Science, a National Children’s Choice finalist, a North Carolina State Children’s Book Award finalist, and an Alabama State Children’s Book Award finalist. She lives in Clyde, North Carolina, in the Blue Ridge Mountains, where she teaches general biology and zoology courses at Haywood Community College. She holds a master’s degree in Biology and is a North Carolina Certified Environmental Educator.