Christiane Engel grew up in Germany and was always determined to become an artist. She has a BA in children's art and an MA in Children's Illustration. Working on information books, she seeks to present important topics to young children in an engaging, respectful way. She works with soft pencil, acrylics, watercolour and digital media. Her recent books include Dump Truck Disco and the ABC Books for Me series. Christiane lives in Kent, England.