Etta Kaner writes for both children and educators. The majority of her children’s books are non-fiction and have been translated into many languages. A number of her books have won awards, namely, the Silver Birch award, the Henry Bergh award, the Animal Behaviour Society award, Scientific American Young Readers Book award and the Science in Society Book award. While her earlier books were inspired by her two daughters, many of her later books have been inspired by the elementary school students that she teaches. Etta lives in Toronto, Ontario.