Jacqueline A. Ball is the former publisher of Scientific American Books for Kids and Weekly Reader Juvenile Book Clubs. She has written and produced numerous single titles and series for such publishers as becker&mayer!, Bearport, Discovery Channel, Disney, HarperCollins, McGraw-Hill, National Geographic, Scholastic, Silver Dolphin Press, Sourcebooks, Time-Life Books, and World Almanac. Jackie’s series of teacher’s guides for Discovery Channel Science Collections was named Outstanding Teacher Resource of the year by the Educational Press Association. Other awards and honors include Booklist Top 10 Youth Series Nonfiction (ALA), Children’s Choice and Parents’ Choice Honors. Jackie moved from New York City to Seattle, WA, in 2012.