James Buckley Jr. is one of America's most successful children's writers, with more than 60 books on sports for young readers. His books include Eyewitness Baseball, Sports Immortals, The Scholastic Ultimate Guide to Football, two volumes of The Scholastic Book of Lists, and Treasures of the NFL. He has also written biographies of Serena and Venus Williams, Muhammad Ali, Bill Bradley, Roberto Clemente, and Lou Gehrig. A former editor at Sports Illustrated and NFL Publishing, he is also the editor of Chelsea House's Sports in America set.
John Walters wrote for many years for Sports Illustrated and authored the books Basketball for Dummies with Digger Phelps; The Same River Twice, about University of Connecticut's women's basketball; and Notre Dame Golden Moments. He had a blog about Notre Dame football during the 2009 season and has also written several other books on sports for young readers.
Series foreword author Larry Keith is former assistant managing editor of Sports Illustrated. He is a creator of SI Kids and was the editor of the official Olympic programs in 1996, 2000, and 2002. He is a former adjunct professor of sports journalism at Columbia University and is a member of the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame.