Julie Berry is the author of the 2017 Printz Honor and Los Angeles Times Book Prize shortlisted novel The Passion of Dolssa, the Carnegie and Edgar shortlisted All the Truth That’s in Me, and many other acclaimed middle grade novels and picture books. She holds a BS from Rensselaer in communication and an MFA from Vermont College. In Don’t Let the Beasties Escape This Book! (Harry N. Abrams), it’s no ordinary day at the castle! This beautifully illustrated, silly picture book is a fun introduction to the medieval world and the illuminated bestiary. In Long Ago, On a Silent Night (Orchard Books), the miracle of Christmas comes alive in this luminous celebration of unconditional love and the joy and hope and promise in every child. For children ages 4 to 8, Happy Right Now (Sounds True) teaches emotional intelligence with fun, relatable imagery and clever rhymes. And Lovely War (Penguin Books) is a sweeping, multi-layered romance set in the perilous days of World Wars I and II, where gods hold the fates–and the hearts–of four mortals in their hands.