Kirsten used to work with rocket scientists at NASA. Now she writes books for curious kids. Kirsten’s debut book, WOOD, WIRE, WINGS: EMMA LILIAN TODD INVENTS AN AIRPLANE, illustrated by Tracy Subisak, will be published by Calkins Creek in February 2020. CECILIA PAYNE: MAKING OF A STAR (SCIENTIST) illustrated by Katherine Roy (Chronicle) will follow in Fall 2021. Kirsten also has written 25 nonfiction books for the school and library market. Kirsten lives near Los Angeles with her husband, lhasa-poo, and two curious kids. Her house is filled with LEGOs, laughter, and lots of books! Find her at or on Twitter and Instagram @KirstenWLarson.