Mem Fox is writer and a retired college professor. She is passionate about literacy and is interested not only in creating children's books but in helping children (and their grown ups) enjoy reading. Okay -- not just enjoy -- but actually ADORE reading!
Mem lives in Australia, although she grew up in Southern Rhodesia (now known as the Republic of Zimbabwe). The recipient of many awards, Mem was named a Member of the Order of Australia in 1993 for her "services to children's literature."
You can find Mem's picture books in the Easy section of the library. She has an adult book as well, entitled Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever.