David L. Harrison is an award-winning American children’s author and poet. Harrison’s poetry, fiction, and nonfiction for young readers have been anthologized in more than 185 books, translated into twelve languages, sandblasted into a library sidewalk, painted on a bookmobile, and presented on television, radio, podcast, and video stream. Ten of his 90 books are professional works for teachers. He is Poet Laureate of Drury University. David Harrison Elementary School is named after him. David and his wife live in Springfield.