Sarah Stewart writes award-winning children’s books with her husband, illustrator David Small. Their books include “The Money Tree,” “The Friend,” “The Journey,” “The Library” and “The Gardener,” a Caldecott Honor book and winner of the Christopher Award. Stewart has been a teacher, speechwriter and ombudsman, among other jobs. She has reviewed children’s books for The New York Times, edited copy for The Texas Observer and occasionally has a poem published in an obscure journal. Stewart and Small’s new book is “The Quiet Place” (Farrar, Straus & Giroux).