Karen Leggett Abouraya

Karen Leggett Abouraya

Karen Leggett Abouraya is a veteran print and broadcast journalist (WMAL Radio in Washington, D.C.) who has reviewed children's books ...
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Rona Arato

Rona Arato

Rona Arato is an award-winning author of over 20 children’s book.  Her book, The Last Train recounts her husband’s experiences ...
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Anjali Banerjee

Anjali Banerjee

Anjali Banerjee began writing at an early age, having been read to by her parents she had a strong love ...
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Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen

Sudipta Bardhan-Quallen never thought that she would grow up to become a writer. As a child she had any number ...
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Derrick Barnes

Derrick Barnes

Derrick Barnes is a native of Kansas City, Missouri. He is a graduate of Jackson State University (B.A. Marketing, 1999) ...
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Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett

Kelly Bennett loves sharing stories—both fiction and nonfiction. Her love of writing can be traced back to when she was ...
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Paige Billin-Frye

Paige Billin-Frye

Paige Billin-Frye takes her inspiration from all the world around her. Her son's bedroom, her neighbor's front porch, and the ...
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Mary Bowman-Kruhm

Mary Bowman-Kruhm

Mary Bowman-Kruhm's writing has encompassed a truly enormous spectrum. An author of over 30 books for children and teens, Mary ...
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Robin Brickman

Robin Brickman is a picture book artist, specializing in natural science. She grew up in Northern Virginia, where the Smithsonian ...
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Rachelle Burk

Rachelle Burk

Rachelle Burk is a children's book and magazine author who writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. She also provides writer critique ...
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Susan Casey

Susan Casey

Susan Casey writes about invention in her books, Kids Inventing! and Women Invent!, and demonstrates what both inventors and writers ...
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Ginjer Clarke

Ginjer Clarke

Ginjer L. Clarke writes fun, fact-filled nonfiction beginning readers about weird, wonderful animals. Her love for strange creatures started early, ...
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Vicki Cobb

Vicki Cobb

Vicki Cobb is the well-known author of more than eighty-five highly entertaining nonfiction books for children. Ever since 1972, when ...
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Maryann Cocca Leffler

Maryann Cocca Leffler

Maryann Cocca-Leffler is the author and illustrator of over 40 books for children. She grew up one of five children ...
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Henry Cole

Henry Cole

Henry Cole is a self-taught artist who grew up on a farm in Purcallville, Virginia. He's always been interested in ...
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Sneed Collard

Sneed Collard

Sneed Collard evolved over a life changing career in children's literature while on his way to becoming one of the ...
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Shutta Crum

Shutta Crum

Shutta Crum was born in Kentucky and raised in Michigan, where she went to school, learned to read, played "school" ...
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Priscilla Cummings

Priscilla Cummings

You name it; she does it: picture books, middle grade, young adult… Because some of her most well-known (and well-loved) ...
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Lulu Delacre

Lulu Delacre

Happy memories of her childhood in Puerto Rico where she climbed tamarindo trees to eat the fruit, caught little brown ...
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Moira Donohue

Moira Donohue

Moira Donohue started writing when she was a kid living in Bayside, Queens, NY. She stopped writing for fun when ...
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William Durbin

William Durbin

William Durbin is a former teacher who lives at the edge of Minnesota's Boundary Waters Wilderness, where he has paddled ...
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Pamela Duncan Edwards

Pamela Duncan Edwards

Pamela Duncan Edwards was born in Liverpool in the United Kingdom, but has been living in the United States for ...
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Pamela Ehrenberg

Pamela Ehrenberg

From as early as nursery school, Pamela Ehrenberg has shown a writer's penchant for observing and taking in the world ...
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Alison Formento

Alison Formento

Alison Ashley Formento is the author of the new chapter book One Alien & Four Furry Tails Tales and award-winning nature picture books This ...
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Judith Fradin

Judith Fradin

A former teacher, Judy's writing career began in the late 1980's as a researcher for her husband Dennis' books. While ...
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Lindsay Barrett George

Lindsay Barrett George

Lindsay was born in the Dominican Republic. As a child, she knew that she wanted to draw, that she needed ...
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Charles Ghigna

Charles Ghigna

Charles Ghigna - Father Goose - lives in a treehouse in the middle of Alabama. He is the author of ...
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Mike Graf

Mike Graf

Mike has been writing stories ever since he was in elementary school. His love of weather began in 3rd grade ...
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Amy S. Hansen

Amy S. Hansen

Amy S. Hansen is an award-winning author who writes science books for young readers. Her research can take some interesting ...
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Lee Harper

Lee Harper

Lee Harper always loved to draw. His love for doodling grew into a serious ambition to be an artist and ...
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Alison Hart

Alison Hart

Alison Hart, a Virginia author of over twenty mysteries and historical fiction novels for children, loves "writing books that keep ...
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Terry Catasús Jennings

Terry Catasús Jennings

Terry, a freelance writer from Reston, Virginia, is the author of Gopher to the Rescue: A Volcano Recovery Story, (Sylvan ...
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Jacqueline Jules

Jacqueline Jules

Jacqueline Jules thinks revision is the best part of writing. She loves the opportunity to arrange and re-arrange words until ...
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Katy Kelly

Katy Kelly

Growing up in a family of writers, it's no surprise that Katy Kelly became one herself. Born and bred in ...
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Amy Koss

Amy Koss

As a kid, Amy Koss always wrote and drew, but it wasn't until a brilliant editor "told me I could" ...
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Betsy Harvey Kraft

Betsy Harvey Kraft

Betsy Harvey Kraft grew up in Crawfordsville, Indiana, a small college town in the middle of flat Midwestern countryside where ...
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Uma Krishnaswami

Uma Krishnaswami

Uma Krishnaswami's latest middle grade novel is The Grand Plan to Fix Everything, published in 2011 by Atheneum to starred ...
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J. Patrick Lewis

J. Patrick Lewis

J. Patrick Lewis earned his Ph.D. in Economics at The Ohio State University (1974) and taught at Otterbein College in ...
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Sallie Lowenstein

Sallie Lowenstein

Sallie Lowenstein’s first eight years may have been conventional, but she has spent the years since making up for the ...
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Laura Krauss Melmed

Laura Krauss Melmed

Laura Krauss Melmed wrote her first book just a little over a decade ago. Her warm poetic texts resonate with ...
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Claudia Mills

Claudia Mills

Claudia Mills was born in New York City on August 21, 1954. She received her B.A. degree from Wellesley College ...
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Roxie Munro

Roxie Munro

Roxie is the author/illustrator of more than 40 nonfiction and concept books for children, many using "gamification" to encourage reading, ...
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Patricia Newman

Patricia Newman

Patricia Newman writes middle-grade nonfiction that inspires kids to seek connections between science, literacy, and the environment. The recipient of ...
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Dorinda Nicholson

Dorinda Nicholson

Dorinda Nicholson was born in Hawaii to a Hawaiian mother and Caucasian father. As civilians, they were living in Pearl ...
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Patrick O'Brien

Patrick O’Brien

Patrick O'Brien has been a professional artist/illustrator since leaving art school in 1986. However, before attending art school, his interest ...
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Jennifer O'Connell

Jennifer O’Connell

Jennifer O'Connell is an award-winning author and illustrator of picture books including the New York Times Bestseller, Ten Timid Ghosts ...
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Wendie Old

Wendie Old

Award winning author, Wendie Old, has written eight biographies, several picture books, and two books about holidays. Her awards include: ...
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Kevin O'Malley

Kevin O’Malley

Kevin O'Malley has a wild sense of humor that shines in his books and presentations. Originally trained as an illustrator, ...
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Valerie O. Patterson

Valerie O. Patterson

Valerie O. Patterson’s first novel for young readers, The Other Side of Blue (2009), published by Clarion, an imprint of Houghton ...
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Myles and Sandra Pinkney

Myles and Sandra Pinkney

Myles Pinkney is a freelance photographer who, along with his wife Sandra, created the NAACP award-winning book Shades of Black, ...
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Myles and Sandra Pinkney

Myles and Sandra Pinkney

Myles Pinkney is a freelance photographer who, along with his wife Sandra, created the NAACP award-winning book Shades of Black, ...
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Mary Quattlebaum

Mary Quattlebaum

Mary Quattlebaum's books about pirates, ghosts, and the natural world encourage a love of reading and wordplay. A childhood in ...
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Candice Ransom

Candice Ransom

The author of more than 135 children’s books, Candice Ransom picked up a pencil when she was five and drew ...
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Catherine Reef

Catherine Reef

Like all writers, Catherine loves a good story. The past is filled with incredible stories, and these are the ones ...
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Susan L. Roth

Susan L. Roth

Susan L. Roth is the fascinating author/illustrator of over 35 children's books. Susan is a native of New York City ...
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Rosalyn Schanzer

Rosalyn Schanzer

Author/illustrator Rosalyn Schanzer, who writes books about American history's greatest adventures and tallest tales, can't seem to sit still. That's ...
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Alexandra Siy

Alexandra Siy

Alexandra Siy is a science writer for kids who thinks that science is fun, artsy, and cool. She has written ...
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Marsha Skrypuch

Marsha Forchuk Skrypuch is a Ukrainian Canadian author acclaimed for her historical fiction and nonfiction. Her award-winning books for young ...
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Susan Stockdale

Susan Stockdale

Susan Stockdale writes and illustrates picture books for young children that celebrate nature. With rhythmic, rhyming text and bright, bold ...
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Janet Morgan Stoeke

Janet Morgan Stoeke

Janet Morgan Stoeke is the award-winning author of the delightfully entertaining Minerva Louise books: Minerva Louise, A Hat for Minerva ...
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Jackie Urbanovic

Jackie Urbanovic

Jackie Urbanovic is a bestselling illustrator, author, and speaker. She loves to laugh and to make other people laugh. She ...
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Ginger Wadsworth

Ginger Wadsworth

Ginger Wadsworth writes books that reflect her interest in the natural world. She has written biographies about several people whose ...
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Elissa Brent Weissman

Elissa Brent Weissman

Elissa Brent Weissman has wanted to write children's books since she started reading them. She wrote her first novel when ...
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Thomas F. Yezerski

Thomas F. Yezerski

Born in Lancaster, Pennsylvania in 1969, from a young age Thomas Yezerski loved the art of illustration. He took his ...
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