Gill Arbuthnott is the author of numerous fiction, non-fiction and picture books for children and young adults and has been nominated for a number of major UK book awards. A former biology teacher, Gill has written many non-fiction books to engage children with science. Her books include A Secret Diary of the First World War, Chaos Clock, Winterbringers, The Giant Panda Party and What Makes You You? Gill lives in Edinburgh with her family and Leonard the cat. Mike Phillips is the illustrator of many children’s books including the Museum Mystery Squad series, Horrible Histories: Gruesome Guides and the Horrible Geography series.