Barry and Emma Tranter are the creators of the Rounds series – Barry creates the artwork, and Emma is responsible for the texts. Barry has been working in the creative industries since he left university with a degree in Graphic Communication. He has worked at some of the UK’s top design agencies and is passionate about the power design and ideas have to change things for the better. Emma works for an international top 10 design agency and specialises in helping to develop effective brands and communication for multinational clients. Barry and Emma are firm believers in education through play. Their original vision was to forge a new genre of children’s literature that would bridge the gap between fact and fiction. They are really pleased with the in-roads that Rounds is making into this area. They live in London with their young son.