Carl M. Tomlinsontaught graduate and undergraduate courses in childrenrsquo;s literature and language arts at Northern Illinois University. As an elementary school teacher, he packed his classroom with good childrenrsquo;s books and read aloud to his students every day. His research interests are literature-based reading and international childrenrsquo;s literature. In addition toEssentials of Young Adult Literature, he has co-authoredEssentials of Childrenrsquo;s Literature(Allyn and Bacon) and is the editor ofChildrenrsquo;s Books from Other Countries(Scarecrow/USBBY). nbsp; Carol Lynch-Browntaught graduate and undergraduate courses in childrenrsquo;s and young adult literature, reading, and language arts education at Florida State University.nbsp; She was a teacher in elementary school, grades 1, 2, and 4, and in middle school, grades 6 to 8, in St. Paul and Minneapolis Public Schools. She also taught English to young adults in French public schools. Literature was the foundation of her instruction in all these classroom situations. She is currently raising a teenaged grandson and seeing, once again, the benefits of literature in a young personrsquo;s life.