Harriet Ziefert was born in New Jersey. She grew up in North Bergen, New Jersey, where she attended the local schools. She graduated from Smith College, then received a Masters degree in Education from New York University. Harriet Ziefert's many books include A New Coat for Anna, the Hello Reading series and the Lift-the-Flap books, as well as picture books such as With Love from Grandma, and board books, including Dress Little Bunny and Feed Little Bunny.
Ms. Ziefert was educated at Smith College and New York University. She has taught every elementary school grade, from preschool to grade six and is the author of a widely-used early childhood education program for language arts, reading, and social studies.
Ms. Ziefert lives in Maplewood, New Jersey and Lincoln, Massachusetts. She has two adult sons.
Harriet Ziefert currently resides in Maplewood, in the state of New Jersey.