Amy Houts is an award-winning author of over 100 children’s books, cookbooks, and board games that feature early learning concepts, family themes of love and friendship, and holiday celebrations. Amy’s numerous short stories, articles, and poems have appeared in Ladybug Magazine, Highlights Hello, and Pockets Magazine. Her books include: God's Protection Covers Me (Beaming Books); Think Like a Scientist (Pearson Learning Group); and Dora the Explorer Safety (Learning Horizons). Amy and her husband, Steve, have two grown daughters and three grandchildren. Born in New York, she moved to Missouri at age 10. Amy enjoys walking Gina, their Australian Shepherd mix, on the country roads near her Northwest Missouri home, an hour from Steve's family farm.