Anita Sanchez is the author of many picture books about nature for children, including Karl! Get Out of the Garden: Carolus Linnaeus and the Naming of Everything (Charlesbridge 2016); Leaflets Three, Let It Be!: The Story of Poison Ivy (Boyds Mills Press 2014); and two middle-grade science nonfiction books Itch: Everything You Didn’t Want to Know about What Makes You Scratch and Rotten! Vultures, Beetles, and Slime: Nature’s Decomposers (both Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2018). She has taught classes and given workshops on nature and history at the American Museum of Natural History, Colonial Williamsburg, the Harvard Museum of Natural History, and the New York State Museum. She lives in Amsterdam, New York.