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Ruth Spiro


Ruth Spiro is a children’s book author and freelance writer.

Her Baby Loves Science series is published by Charlesbridge, and forthcoming from Penguin/Dial is a new STEM-theme picture book series, Made by Maxine.

Ruth’s debut picture book, Lester Fizz, Bubble-Gum Artist won awards from Writer’s Digest and Willamette Writers, and was a Bank Street College of Education Best Book.

Her freelance writing has appeared in Family Fun, CHILD and The Writer, and also in popular anthologies, notably The Right Words at the Right Time (Vol. II), edited by Marlo Thomas, and several Chicken Soup for the Soul titles.

Ruth graduated with a B.S. in Communications from the University of Illinois and earned an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. She lives in suburban Chicago with her husband and two daughters.

Learn more about Ruth Spiro on her website.




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