Dina Anastasio was an editor and writer for Sesame Street Magazine for several years. She is the mother of Trey Anastasio of the band Phish. Anastasio has published more than 200 trade, text, poetry, and activity books for children of all ages, as well as many activity books and articles for parents. In 1995, Anastasio wrote a book to accompany a television series, Virtual Reality Rangers. She's also done some work for the Sesame Street website, including "Make your own lunchbox". Anastasio is a member of The Authors Guild. Dina Anastasio has written several high interest/low reading level books for ESL students and reluctant readers and appreciates the challenge of helping these students develop a lifelong love of reading.