Next Letter for Kids: Colleen Paeff


Our next Letter for Kids comes from author Colleen Paeff! Colleen sends us a colorful, photo-filled letter all about the magic (and wildlife) we can find in nature.

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Fueled by English breakfast tea, a burning curiosity, and a love of research, Colleen Paeff writes picture books from a book-lined office in an old pink house with a view of the Hollywood sign. She is the author of The Great Stink: How Joseph Bazalgette Solved London’s Poop Pollution Problem (illustrated by Nancy Carpenter) and Rainbow Truck, co-authored with Hina Abidi (illustrated by Saffa Khan) available from Chronicle Books in 2023. Find her online at and on Twitter and Instagram @ColleenPaeff.


Photograph of Colleen Paeff by Warren Paeff.