Natasha Wing is best known for her Night Before series based on the popular story, The Night Before Christmas. The stories are about modern families celebrating holidays and other big events in kids’ lives such as the first day of school and losing a tooth. Her titles include The Night Before Easter, the original book in the series that was published in 1999, and The Night Before Kindergarten, which has sold more than 1.9 million copies and has regularly been on bestseller lists since its publication in 2001.
Wing’s multicultural book, Jalapeño Bagels, is a favorite among elementary school teachers and students. An Eye for Color: The Story of Josef Albers is about a neighbor of hers when she was growing up in Connecticut. The artist of the “Homage to the Square” paintings studied color for 27 years and changed how teachers taught color. It was an ALA Notable, a Junior Library Guild selection, a California Reading Association’s Eureka! Honor Book Award, and 2012 Grand Canyon Reader nominee, and has been translated into Chinese.
How Jackie Saved Grand Central is about how former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis helped the fight to keep Grand Central Terminal from being torn down and won.
Natasha lives in Fort Collins, Colorado with her husband, Dan, and cat, Purrsia.