Although the worlds of professors and author-illustrators of children's and young adult literature are closely related, they rarely intersect in practice. In this column, readers are provided with a new perspective that crosses this divide. The authors are both professor of children's and young adult literature, as well as accomplished authors and illustrators or trade books. Their unique vantage point allows the authors to share insights gained from working in these related but separated worlds. Teachers will enjoy the suggestions for classroom instruction and the look “behind the scenes” that emerges from this intersection.