Jeanne Shriver is an award-winning children's book author and dedicated leader in advocacy for children and education. Jeanne is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, and began her career in financial services for Merrill Lynch and American Express. While raising her three children, she volunteered as a catechist teaching religious education, in children's ministry at her parish, at the Christ Child Society of Washington, DC, and in her children's schools. She was the co-creator of the first Catholic School Inclusive Education Program for the Archdiocese of Washington, DC, to serve children with disabilities. She has served on the Board of Directors for the Victory Youth Center, has been an Associate Trustee for the Kennedy Foundation, and has spent the last eleven years as a trustee on two independent school boards, one of which she currently chairs. A proud mom, Jeanne's children's books, Pairs of People, as well as her forthcoming alphabet book, have been informed by her three children who are always there to help her create works that entertain and inspire.


Mark K. Shriver is President of Don Bosco Cristo Rey High School and Special Advisor at Save the Children, where he provides guidance to the President and CEO that supports efforts to raise visibility, awareness, and funds for the agency and to advance policy change. Mark joined Save the Children in 2003 and developed the agency's domestic early childhood education programs as well as the Save the Children's domestic emergencies programs to ensure the safety and well-being of all children when disaster strikes. In 2013, Shriver created Save the Children's political advocacy arm, Save the Children Action Network (SCAN). SCAN seeks to build bipartisan solutions and generate voter support for policies that ensure that every child has an equal opportunity to succeed, advocating for high-quality early learning, ending child hunger in the U.S., ensuring safety of children arriving at the southern U.S. border, and educating and protecting kids around the world. Shriver was a member of the Maryland House of Delegates from 1994 to 2002. He was the first Chair of the Joint Committee on Children, Youth and Families, and was appointed Chair of the Children and Youth Subcommittee of Maryland's House Ways and Means Committee. Mark was repeatedly recognized as Outstanding Legislator of the Year by prominent advocacy and civic organizations. In 1988, he founded the innovative Choice Program, which serves at-risk youth through intensive community-based counseling. He subsequently created The Choice Jobs Program, Inc., which trains, places, and supports former Choice clients in jobs, as well as The Choice Middle Schools Program, a model for keeping at-risk middle school children in school. Mark received his B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and a master's in Public Administration from Harvard University. A bestselling author, he has written four books: 10 Hidden Heroes, Pairs of People, Pilgrimage: My Search for the Real Pope Francis, and A Good Man: Rediscovering My Father, Sargent Shriver.


As VP of Moonladder, Tone oversees Development and Production of FableVision Studio's original animated and live-action broadcast properties. He has acted in the role of Writer, Director, showrunner and Executive Producer on several long- and short-form projects for Aardman Animation, Sesame Studios, The Dodo, SuperProd, The Boston Pops, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, SpinMaster, and Guru Studios. Tone was Showrunner/ Executive Producer of SpinMaster's hit preschool series Sago Mini Friends (Apple+); he was Showrunner/Head Writer for Emmy Award-winning series Go Go Cory Carson (Netflix); Executive Story Consultant on Pikwik Pack (Disney); and the Supervising Producer for the Emmy Award-winning Wonder Pets! (Nick Jr.). During his eleven years at Walt Disney Feature Animation, Tone contributed to blockbuster films including The Lion King, Pocahontas, Tarzan, and Toy Story, among others. He has produced animated projects for Mattel, Nickelodeon, PBS, and SyFy Channel and has personally animated segments for Sesame Street. Tone is a former advisory board member of the Fred Rogers Institute and the Co-Creator/Co-Executive producer of the Canadian Screen Award-winning series The Adventures of Napkin Man!


President and Publisher of Loyola Press and Publisher of 4U2B Books and Media, Joellyn Cicciarelli has thirty plus years' experience in education and publishing. She has authored numerous children's books and developed award-winning literacy programs, curriculum for all ages, and books and resources for teachers. She was editor for Fred Rogers of Mister Roger's Neighborhood, producing his longest-running book series for teachers, Grow and Learn with Mister Rogers, as well as for Dr. Don McMannis, Musical Director for the PBS series Jay Jay the Jet Plane. Joellyn is the co-author of The lnvestiGator Club Prekindergarten Learning System, a core preschool curriculum used in thousands of schools nationwide. She is the architect of many educational and media products, including materials for children with disabilities. Prior to her career in publishing, Joellyn was an elementary school teacher in Michigan, Illinois, and California, receiving the honor of Teacher of the Year for the Santa Ana Unified School District in 1993.