Christopher Maynard is the author of over 50 children's books. He is also the editor and writer of children's magazines. He won the Rhone-Poulenc Science Junior Book of the Year in 1996 for The World of Weather, and Informania. Another book of his, Sharks, was runner up for the TES Senior Information Book Award in 1998. He also writes for exhibitions and websites. He lives in London.