Helaine Becker is the bestselling author of more than 80 books for children, including the #1 Canadian national bestseller, A Porcupine in a Pine Tree, and the picture book biography, Counting on Katherine: How Katherine Johnson Saved Apollo 13. Helaine’s award-winning nonfiction includes Worms for Breakfast, Zoobots, Hubots, Monster Science and Lines, Bars and Circles: How William Playfair Invented Graphs. She’s a multi-time winner of the Silver Birch Award and Lane Anderson Award for Science Writing.

Helaine volunteers regularly for brain research and for literacy organizations including First Book. She’s also a certified pyrotechnician, so expect fireworks at any time.