His sisters claim that Mark Buehner learned to walk by holding a pencil. Perhaps that is why he loved drawing, even at an early age. His imagination bloomed with creative play, and the joyousness of his childhood influences his whimsical style today. He is the illustrator of many children’s picture books, including, The Adventures of Taxi Dog, My Monster Mama Loves Me So, Harvey Potter’s Balloon Farm, and My Life with the Wave. His work has garnered medals from the Society of Illustrators, as well as library and bookseller awards and have been featured on Reading Rainbow and Storytime on PBS.
Caralyn Buehner grew up in a family of readers. Her writing won state and national awards in her teen years, and Mark’s career as an illustrator led to her collaboration with him, and together they have created outstanding picture books including the Snowmen at Night series, Fanny’s Dream, Dex, The Heart of a Hero, and Goldilocks and the Three Bears. Their books have been honored with multiple children’s choice awards, a CBC Children’s Choice Award, a Parent’s Choice Award, and ALA Notable Book designation, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Award, and Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold and Platinum awards, and have been on the NY Times Bestseller list.
Mark and Caralyn Buehner currently reside in Utah.