Teen Authors

Alisa Kwitney

Alisa Kwitney

Alisa Kwitney is an American author.Kwitney was born in New York City. She graduated from Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in English and from Columbia University's Master of Fine Arts Fiction Writing Program. Kwitney was also an editor for Vertigo, the mature/dark fantasy branch of...
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Rodman Philbrick

Rodman Philbrick

Aka William R Dantz , Chris Jordan , W.R. Philbrick .Rodman Philbrick grew up on the New England coast, where he worked as a longshoreman and boat builder. For many years he wrote mysteries and detective novels. The Private Eye Writers of America nominated two of his T.D.Stash series as best...
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Peter Dickinson

Peter Dickinson

Peter Malcolm de Brissac Dickinson OBE FRSL (born 16 December 1927) was a prolific English author and poet, best known for children's books and detective stories.Peter Dickinson lived in Hampshire with his second wife, author Robin McKinley . He wrote more than fifty novels for adults and young...
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Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry

Chris Fabry is an award-winning author and radio personality who hosts the daily program Chris Fabry Live! on Moody Radio. He is also heard on Love Worth Finding, Building Relationships with Dr. Gary Chapman, and other radio programs. A 1982 graduate of the W. Page Pitt School of Journalism at...
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Frank E. Peretti

Frank E. Peretti

FROM HIS WEBSITE:With more than 12 million novels in print, Frank Peretti is nothing short of a publishing phenomenon and has been called “America’s hottest Christian novelist.” Peretti is a natural storyteller who, as a youngster in Seattle, regularly gathered the neighborhood children for...
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Darren Shan

Darren Shan

Librarian's note: Also writes books for adults under the name Darren Dash . And in the past he has released books for adults under the names D.B. Shan and Darren O'Shaughnessy.Darren Shan (born July 2, 1972 in London, England) is the pen name of the Irish author Darren O'Shaughnessy, as well...
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Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary

Beverly Cleary (born April 12, 1916) is the author of over 30 books for young adults and children. Her characters are normal children facing challenges that many of us face growing up, and her stories are liberally laced with humour. Some of her best known and loved characters are Ramona Quimby...
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Gary Paulsen

Gary Paulsen

Although he was never a dedicated student, Paulsen developed a passion for reading at an early age. After a librarian gave him a book to read--along with his own library card--he was hooked. He began spending hours alone in the basement of his apartment building, reading one book after another....
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Heidi W. Boehringer

Heidi W. Boehringer

Heidi W. Boehringer grew up in a rural setting outside of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. She graduated from the University of Florida, which she attended on an honors scholarship and studied creative writing with Harry Crews. She has had essays published in The Tropic of The Miami Herald, has...
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Sarah Mlynowski

Sarah Mlynowski

Sarah was born in Montreal, Canada. After graduating with an honors degree in English literature from McGill University, she moved to Toronto to work for Harlequin Enterprises. While she never met Fabio, she used her romance publishing experiences to fuel her first novel Milkrun. Since then,...
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Cynthia Rylant

Cynthia Rylant

An author of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry for children and young adults as well as an author and author/illustrator of picture books for children, Cynthia Rylant is recognized as a gifted writer who has contributed memorably to several genres of juvenile literature. A prolific author who...
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Megan Stine

Megan Stine

Megan Stine is the Editor-in-Chief of Real U Guides and the author of more than 100 books for young readers including Trauma-Rama, an etiquette book for teenagers published by Seventeen magazine, and several titles in a series based on the popular 1990’s television series Party of Five. A...
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Robert B. Parker

Robert B. Parker

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database named Robert B. Parker .Robert Brown Parker was an American crime writer. His most famous works were the novels about the private detective Spenser. ABC television network developed the television series Spenser: For Hire...
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Josepha Sherman

Josepha Sherman

Josepha Sherman was an American author, folklorist, and anthologist. In 1990 she won the Compton Crook Award for the novel The Shining Falcon.
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Susan Beth Pfeffer

Susan Beth Pfeffer

Susan Beth Pfeffer was born in New York City in 1948. She grew up in the city and its nearby suburbs and spent summers in the Catskill Mountains. When she was six her father wrote and published a book on constitutional law, and Pfeffer decided that she, too, wanted to be a writer. That year she...
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William Taylor

William Taylor

William Taylor is the author of over thirty novels. He's won many awards, among them the Esther Glen Medal, the Aim Children's Book Award, and the Italian Premio Andersen Award for best book of the year. He's held several fellowships and his recent title, Scarface and the Angel, was one of three...
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Dale Peck

Dale Peck

Dale Peck (born 1967 on Long Island, New York) is an American novelist, critic, and columnist. His 2009 novel, Sprout, won the Lambda Literary Award for LGBT Children's/Young Adult literature, and was a finalist for the Stonewall Book Award in the Children's and Young Adult Literature category.
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Peter Abrahams

Peter Abrahams

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name. Peter Abrahams is the author of numerous novels, including End of Story, Oblivion, and Lights Out, which was nominated for an Edgar best novel award. He also writes the best-selling Echo Falls series for...
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Louise Hawes

Louise Hawes

I live in North Carolina, where time moves more slowly than it did in New York. That means my day can include writing, working with new writers, yoga, and hanging OUT with my sweet teacher, Mother Nature.I have two grown children, both teachers. They are, deliciously and, to me always...
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Franklin W. Dixon

Franklin W. Dixon

Franklin W. Dixon is the pen name used by a variety of different authors (Leslie McFarlane, a Canadian author, being the first) who wrote The Hardy Boys novels for the Stratemeyer Syndicate (now owned by Simon & Schuster). This pseudonym was also used for the Ted Scott Flying Stories series.
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Katherine Paterson

Katherine Paterson

From author's website:People are always asking me questions I don't have answers for. One is, When did you first know that you wanted to become a writer? The fact is that I never wanted to be a writer, at least not when I was a child, or even a young woman. Today I want very much to be a writer....
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Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle

Madeleine L'Engle was an American writer best known for her Young Adult fiction, particularly the Newbery Medal-winning A Wrinkle in Time and its sequels A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, and Many Waters. Her works reflect her strong interest in modern science: tesseracts, for...
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Gordon Korman

Gordon Korman

Korman wrote his first book, This Can't be Happening at Macdonald Hall, when he was 12 years old, for a coach who suddenly found himself teaching 7th grade English. He later took that episode and created a book out of it, as well, in The Sixth Grade Nickname Game , wherein Mr. Huge was based on...
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Louis L'Amour

Louis L'Amour

Louis L'Amour was an American author. L'Amour's books, primarily Western fiction, remain enormously popular, and most have gone through multiple printings. At the time of his death all 101 of his works were in print (86 novels, 14 short-story collections and one full-length work of nonfiction)...
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Jeanne DuPrau

Jeanne DuPrau

Jeanne DuPrau spends several hours of every day at her computer, thinking up sentences. She has this quote taped to her wall: A writer is someone for whom writing is harder than it is for other people (Thomas Mann).This gives her courage, because she finds writing very hard. So many words to...
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Callie West

Callie West

Callie West writes for young adults. She lives in Philadelphia.
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Francine Pascal

Francine Pascal

Francine Pascal (May 13, 1938— ) is an American author best known for creating the Sweet Valley series of novels. In 1982 she created the characters and the stories for the first six books and her agent, Amy Berkower of Writers House sold them to Bantam Books. Book number one is mostly written...
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Patricia Reilly Giff

Patricia Reilly Giff

PATRICIA REILLY GIFF is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books, the Friends and Amigos books, and the Polka Dot Private Eye books. Several of her novels for older readers have been chosen as ALA-ALSC Notable Books and ALA-YALSA Best...
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Patricia A. McKillip

Patricia A. McKillip

Patricia Anne McKillip is an American author of fantasy and science fiction novels, distinguished by lyrical, delicate prose and careful attention to detail and characterization. She is a past winner of the World Fantasy Award and Locus Award, and she lives in Oregon. Most of her recent novels...
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Libba Bray

Libba Bray

What is it about writing an author bio that gives me that deer-in-headlights feeling? It's not exactly like I'm going to say I was born in Alabama… and somebody's going to jump up and snarl, Oh yeah? Prove it! At least I hope not.I think what gets me feeling itchy is all that emphasis on the...
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Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan

Chris Ryan was born in 1961 in a village near Newcastle. In 1984 he joined the SAS. During his ten years in the Regiment, he was involved in overt and covert operations and was also Sniper team commander of the anti-terrorist team.During the Gulf War, Chris was the only member of an eight-man...
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Maya Gold

Maya Gold

Maya Gold grew up in New Jersey, a few towns north of Diana’s home in Weehawken. Now she lives in upstate New York with her fashion–forward teenage daughter and a very friendly dog. Maya writes books and magazine articles, and in her spare time, she coaches a high school drama club. Cinderella...
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Lois H. Gresh

Lois H. Gresh

LOIS H. GRESH is the New York Times Bestselling Author (6 times) and USA Today Bestselling Author (thrillers) of 30 books and more than 65 short stories. Look for SHERLOCK HOLMES VS. CTHULHU #1: THE ADVENTURE OF THE DEADLY DIMENSIONS (Titan Books, April 2017), the first in a new trilogy of...
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Richard Carlson

Richard Carlson

Richard Carlson Ph.D. was an author, psychotherapist, and motivational speaker, who rose to fame with the success of his best-selling book Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff…and it’s all Small Stuff (1997).He met and married Kristine Anderson (Kris Carlson) in 1981 while he was a student at Pepperdine...
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E.L. Konigsburg

E.L. Konigsburg

Elaine Lobl Konigsburg was an American author and illustrator of children's books and young adult fiction. She was the only author to win the Newbery Medal and a Newbery Honor in the same year (1968), with her second and first books respectively: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E....
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Pete Hautman

Pete Hautman

Pete Hautman is the author of Godless, which won the National Book Award, and many other critically acclaimed books for teens and adults, including Blank Confession, All-In, Rash, No Limit, and Invisible. Mr. Was was nominated for an Edgar Award by the Mystery Writers of America. Pete lives in...
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Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey

Anne McCaffrey was born on April 1st, 1926, in Cambridge, Massachusetts.Her parents were George Herbert McCaffrey, BA, MA PhD (Harvard), Colonel USA Army (retired), and Anne Dorothy McElroy McCaffrey, estate agent. She had two brothers: Hugh McCaffrey (deceased 1988), Major US Army, and Kevin...
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Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean was born in 1951 and brought up in North London. She studied at Christ Church College of Education, Canterbury and worked in a London publishing house for 10 years before becoming a full-time writer in 1988. She has written over 120 books, 50 short plays for schools, and a...
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Rosemary Wells

Rosemary Wells

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.Rosemary Wells is the author of a number of popular children's books, most notably the Max and Ruby series which follows the everyday adventures of sibling bunnies - curious three year old Max and bossy seven...
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Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman

Alice Hoffman was born in New York City on March 16, 1952 and grew up on Long Island. After graduating from high school in 1969, she attended Adelphi University, from which she received a BA, and then received a Mirrellees Fellowship to the Stanford University Creative Writing Center, which she...
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Jacquelyn Mitchard

Jacquelyn Mitchard

Jacquelyn Mitchard’s first novel, The Deep End of the Ocean, was named by USA Today as one of the ten most influential books of the past 25 years – second only to the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling (but second by a long shot, it must be said.)The Deep End of the Ocean was chosen as the...
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Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates

Joyce Carol Oates is a recipient of the National Book Award and the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction. She is also the recipient of the 2005 Prix Femina for The Falls. She is the Roger S. Berlind Distinguished Professor of the Humanities at Princeton University, and she has been...
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Ruth Glick

Ruth Glick

Ruth Burtnick was born in 1942. She obtained a B.A. in American Thought and Civilization from George Washington University and an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Maryland. She married Norman Glick, and they had two children, Elissa and Ethan.Ruth and her friend Nancy Baggett ...
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Paula Danziger

Paula Danziger

Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in New York, Paula Danziger knew since the second grade that she wanted to be a writer. Throughout her career, she wrote a collection of children's stories, including The Cat Ate my Gymsuit, The Divorce Express and, more recently, the Amber Brown...
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Ann Brashares

Ann Brashares

Ann Brashares grew up in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with three brothers and attended a Quaker school in the D.C. area called Sidwell Friends. She studied Philosophy at Barnard College, part of Columbia University in New York City. Expecting to continue studying philosophy in graduate school, Ann...
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Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien

Tim O'Brien matriculated at Macalester College. Graduation in 1968 found him with a BA in political science and a draft notice.O'Brien was against the war but reported for service and was sent to Vietnam with what has been called the unlucky Americal division due to its involvement in the My Lai...
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Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame

Kenneth Grahame was a British writer, most famous for The Wind in the Willows (1908), one of the classics of children's literature. He also wrote The Reluctant Dragon; both books were later adapted into Disney films.
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Theresa Breslin

Theresa Breslin

Theresa Breslin was born and brought up in Kirkintilloch, a small town in central Scotland. She is the recipient of the Carnegie Medal, Britain's most prestigious children's book award, for Whispers in the Graveyard, and her books for young people receive critical acclaim and appear regularly on...
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Karen Hesse

Karen Hesse

Karen Hesse is an American author of children's literature and literature for young adults, often with historical settings. Her novel Out of the Dust was the winner of the 1998 Newbery Medal and the Scott O'Dell Award for Historical Fiction. In 2002, Hesse was a recipient of the MacArthur...
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Pamela Dean

Pamela Dean

Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the Goodreads database with this name.
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Jean Thesman

Jean Thesman

My mother taught me to read before I started school, but I had to wait to be six before I could have a library card.[ Author's quote from her website.]In 25 years, I wrote 40 books. Most of them came out under my own name, but a few were published under the name T.J. Bradstreet.[ Author's quote...
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Betsy Franco

Betsy Franco

Betsy Franco has published more than eighty books, including three previous anthologies. She lives in Palo Alto, California.
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Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones

Diana Wynne Jones was the author of more than thirty critically acclaimed fantasy stories, including the Chrestomanci series and the novels Howl's Moving Castle and Dark Lord of Derkholm.For Diana Wynne Jones's official autobiography, please see http://www.leemac.freeserve.co.uk/aut...
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Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle

Arthur Conan Doyle was born the third of ten siblings on 22 May 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland. His father, Charles Altamont Doyle, was born in England of Irish descent, and his mother, born Mary Foley, was Irish. They were married in 1855.Although he is now referred to as Conan Doyle, the origin...
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Josh McDowell

Josh McDowell

As a young man, Josh McDowell considered himself an agnostic. He truly believed that Christianity was worthless. However, when challenged to intellectually examine the claims of Christianity, Josh discovered compelling, overwhelming evidence for the reliability of the Christian faith. After...
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Marianna Mayer

Marianna Mayer

Marianna Mayer lives in Roxbury, Connecticut. I see folktales and myths as humankind's first stories, says Marianna Mayer. They are a kind of collective dreaming, filled with timeless symbols and images we can all relate to, regardless of age or culture. And, much as an oyster must be disturbed...
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James Cross Giblin

James Cross Giblin

(July 8, 1933 - April 10, 2016)Born on July 8th, James Cross Giblin was, in his own words, shy, bookish, and a little spoiled. He loved comic books and drew his own comic strips. Giblin worked on his school newspapers and wrote a play while he was at Western Reserve University. That play, My Bus...
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Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden

Christopher Golden is the award-winning, bestselling author of such novels as The Myth Hunters, Wildwood Road, The Boys Are Back in Town, The Ferryman, Strangewood, Of Saints and Shadows, and (with Tim Lebbon) Mind the Gap. Golden co-wrote the lavishly illustrated novel Baltimore, or, The...
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Donald R. Gallo

Donald R. Gallo

Stories about journeys have interested readers since the beginning of language, says Donald R. Gallo of DESTINATION UNEXPECTED, his critically acclaimed anthology of short stories by prominent writers of young adult fiction. Arriving at the destination is the goal, certainly, but the experiences...
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Lisi Harrison

Lisi Harrison

Lisi Harrison is the author of the #1 New York Times best-selling series The Clique. Lisi was born in Canada, and lived in NYC for a while at MTV. She now lives in Laguna Beach, CA.
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Karen Hawkins

Karen Hawkins

New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Karen Hawkins is known for her wonderfully humorous and emotion-tugging historical and contemporary romances. The author of over 30 novels, Karen writes for a living between shopping for shoes, playing around on Facebook and Pinterest, looking for...
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Norma Howe

Norma Howe

I was born in east San Jose, California, the daughter of a railroad man and an Italian immigrant. I have two brothers, one older and one younger. As a youngster I did well in school, but probably not as well as I could have. I got my first paying job at age ten, which was summertime work picking...
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Kathryn Lasky

Kathryn Lasky

Kathryn Lasky is the American author of many critically acclaimed books, including several Dear America books, several Royal Diaries books, 1984 Newbery Honor winning Sugaring Time, The Night Journey, and the Guardians of Ga'Hoole series. She was born June 24, 1944, and grew up in Indianapolis,...
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Judd Winick

Judd Winick

Born February 12th, 1970 and raised on Long Island in New York, Judd began cartooning professionally at 16 with a single-paneled strip called Nuts & Bolts. This ran weekly through Anton Publications, a newspaper publisher that produced town papers in the Tri state area. He was paid 10 dollars a...
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Kevin J. Anderson

Kevin J. Anderson

Pseudonyms: Gabriel Mesta , K.J. AndersonHe has written spin-off novels for Star Wars, StarCraft, Titan A.E., and The X-Files, and is the co-author of the Dune prequels. His original works include the Saga of Seven Suns series and the Nebula Award-nominated Assemblers of Infinity. He has also...
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Robert Burleigh

Robert Burleigh

Over the past 35 years, I have published poems, reviews, essays, many filmstrips and videos, and more than 40 children's picture books. Born and raised in Chicago, I graduated from DePauw University (Greencastle, Indiana) and later received an MA in humanities from the University of Chicago....
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Philippa Pearce

Philippa Pearce

Philippa Pearce was one of the twentieth century’s greatest children’s writers. Her books include Tom’s Midnight Garden, winner of the Carnegie Medal; The Squirrel Wife, illustrated by Wayne Anderson; and A Finder’s Magic, created for her two grandsons and illustrated by their other grandmother,...
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Scott O'Dell

Scott O'Dell

Scott O'Dell (May 23, 1898 – October 16, 1989) was an American children's author who wrote 26 novels for youngsters, along with three adult novels and four nonfiction books. He was most famously the author of the children's novel Island of the Blue Dolphins (1960), which won the 1961 Newbery...
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Daniel Clowes

Daniel Clowes

Daniel Gillespie Clowes is an Academy Award-nominated American author, screenwriter and cartoonist of alternative comic books. Most of Clowes' work appears first in his ongoing anthology Eightball (1989-present), a collection of self-contained narratives and serialized graphic novels. Several of...
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Brian Jacques

Brian Jacques

Brian Jacques (pronounced 'jakes') was born in Liverpool, England on June 15th, 1939. Along with forty percent of the population of Liverpool, his ancestral roots are in Ireland, County Cork to be exact.Brian grew up in the area around the Liverpool docks, where he attended St. John's School, an...
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Robin McKinley

Robin McKinley

Born in her mother's hometown of Warren, Ohio, Robin McKinley grew up an only child with a father in the United States Navy. She moved around frequently as a child and read copiously; she credits this background with the inspiration for her stories. Her passion for reading was one of the most...
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Annette Curtis Klause

Annette Curtis Klause

Annette Curtis Klause broke new ground in young adult literature with The Silver Kiss, a book that is at once sexy, scaring, and moving, according to Roger Sutton writing in the Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books. A vampire love story, Klause's first novel is a darkly seductive thriller...
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