My official bio describes me as “a lifelong lover of beasts and books” and says that whenever possible my work combines the two. My newest project is a perfect example! Champion’s New Shoes is the sixth title in a series of chapter books for ages 7 and up. The ASPCA Pet Rescue Club series follows a group of fourth graders–Janey, Zach, Lolli, and Adam — who make it their mission to help their town’s animals in need. In Champion’s New Shoes, the kids help a disabled yellow Labrador (inspired by a real-life dog from Brooklyn) get prosthetic limbs and learn to walk…