Carole Marsh is the creative force behind more than 15,000 children's books, state-aligned curriculum, and supplemental educational materials. Founded in 1979, Marsh's popular series, Real Kids! Real Places!, originated from her own children's request for her to write books for kids. It is aimed at young readers ages 7-14. This original series now has 50 titles. Since its inception more than 36 years ago, Carole has created eight additional mystery series, all including real characters, historical and factual information, and tons of hilarious mishaps! Carole Marsh instinctive kid-friendly approach toward making reading and learning both fun and educational has earned her considerable attention in the literary world. She is a six-time winner of the Teacher's Choice for the Classroom award from Learning Magazine; two-time Academic's Choice Smart Book award winner; four-time award winner from Creative Child Magazine.