Roxie Munro was born in Texas, and grew up in southern Maryland, by the Chesapeake Bay. At the age of six, she won first prize in a county-wide contest for a painting of a bowl of fruit. She has been a working artist all her life, for a while freelancing in Washington DC as a television courtroom artist. It was great training for life drawing, concentration under pressure, and making deadlines. Clients included CBS, the Washington Post, and the Associated Press. Fourteen of her paintings have been published as covers of The New Yorker magazine.
Roxie is the author/illustrator of more than 40 books for children. Her most recent books include MARKET MAZE (Kirkus Star), SLITHERY SNAKES; ECOMAZES: 12 EARTH ADVENTURES (Starred Review, School Library Journal; Smithsonian’s Best Science Book for Children); DESERT DAYS, DESERT NIGHTS; HATCH! (Outstanding Science Trade Book, NSTA and CBC; Society of International Librarians Honor Award; Bank St College Best Books of 2012, with Outstanding Merit); BUSY BUILDERS (Bank Street CCLL Cook Prize Honor), and a series of nine nonfiction fold-out KIWi Jr. Storybooks.