Award-winning author Stella Blackstone has written many of Barefoot's best-selling titles, including the Bear series, the Cleo the Cat series and My Granny Went to Market. Sunny Scribens is a picture book editor and author. She has also written Space Song Rocket Ride for Barefoot Books. She lives with her husband and young daughter, who provided much inspiration for Baby's First Words. Debbie Harter has illustrated over 20 books for Barefoot, including the beloved Bear series and several singalongs. As a child, Debbie would lose herself in books (as long as they had pictures) and hopes to continue doing so until she is very old.