Mona Kerby writes fiction, science, and history books for elementary school readers. Her titles have been positively reviewed by professional selection sources such as Booklist, Horn Book Guide, Kirkus, School Library Journal, and Wilson's Children's Core Collection. Her books Asthma and Cockroaches were named Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students in K-12. 38 Weeks Till Summer Vacation won the Minnesota Maud Hart Lovelace Award. Owney, the Mail-Pouch Pooch won the California Young Readers Award and the Vermont Red Clover Award.