Michelle Knudsen is a New York Times best-selling author of 47 books for young readers, including board books, picture books, early readers, and middle grade and young adult novels. Her best-known book to date is the award-winning picture book Library Lion, which has been translated into fourteen languages, is currently being performed as a musical stage production in Israel and South Africa, and was selected by Time Magazine as one of the Best 100 Children's Books of All Time. She is also the author of the Trelian trilogy of fantasy novels (The Dragon of Trelian, The Princess of Trelian, and The Mage of Trelian) as well as the young adult novel Evil Librarian (winner of the 2015 Sid Fleischman Humor Award) and its sequel Revenge of the Evil Librarian. Her most recent picture book is Marilyn's Monster, illustrated by Matt Phelan. Next up will be the third book in her Evil Librarian trilogy, tentatively titled CURSE OF THE EVIL LIBRARIAN. Michelle lives in Brooklyn, NY.