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Pinkney, Andrea Davis

Summary: "A celebration of the extraordinary life of Ezra Jack Keats, creator of The Snowy Day. The story of The Snowy Day begins more than one hundred years ago, when Ezra Jack Keats was born in Brooklyn, N.Y. The family were struggling Polish immigrants, and despite Keats's obvious talent, his father worried that Ezra's dream of being an artist was an unrealistic one. But Ezra was determined. By high...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KEA

Bell, Cece

1 hold on 4 copies

Summary: The author recounts in graphic novel format her experiences with hearing loss at a young age, including using a bulky hearing aid, learning how to lip read, and determining her "superpower."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Amulet Books 2014

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 741.5 BEL

Faber, Doris

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Atheneum Books for Young Readers 1995

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 810.9 Faber

Fleischman, Paul

Summary: "Newbery Medalist Paul Fleischman reflects on growing up with his award-winning father, Sid Fleischman, and details his own path to becoming a writer"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: J 921 Fleischman 2019

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Biography of Walter Dean Myers which describes the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer. But as his prospects for...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 MYE

Wadsworth, Ginger.

Summary: Examines Laura Ingalls Wilder's life as a pioneer girl and her work as a writer describing that life for others.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2000

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 WIL

Denise, Anika

Summary: "From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BEL

Spinelli, Jerry.

Summary: This Italian-American Newbery Medalist presents a humorous account of his childhood and youth in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1998

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SPI

Cary, Alice.

Summary: A biography of the award-winning author who has been able to combine her love of wildlife and her love of writing into a successful career.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Learning Works 1996

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 818.54 GEORGE, JEAN CRAIGHEAD CAR

Ada, Alma Flor.

Summary: Told through the eyes of a child, this anthology of true autobiographical tales from Hispanic author and educator Alma Flor Ada presents inspiring reflections on a unique childhood spent on the island of Cuba.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 ADA

Engel, Dean

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Silver Moon Press 1995

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 KEA

Conrad, Vicki

Summary: "A beautifully illustrated children's biography of Beverly Cleary, from her roots in Portland to her years as a librarian and an eventual children's book writer. The debut book in Little Bigfoot's new Growing to Greatness series of notable people from the Pacific Northwest"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CLE

Sís, Peter

Summary: I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side - the Communist side - of the Iron Curtain. Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 2007

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 943.7040 SIS
1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 943.7040 SIS

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: J 943.7040 SIS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB Sis Sis

Anderson, William

Summary: Photographs and mementos accompany an account of the life and literary career of the author of the well-loved "Little House" books.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1998

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Wilder

Lowry, Lois.

Summary: Using family photographs and quotes from her books, the author provides glimpses into her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1998

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 LOW

Shields, Charles J.

Summary: This biography tells the story of how Harper Lee struggled to become an author and created one of the most popular novels of the 20th century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: B LEE SHI

Barnett, Mac

Summary: A picture book biography of the children's book author shares insights into her life and enduring literary influence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BRO

Crews, Donald.

Summary: Visiting Bigmama's house in the country, young Donald Crews finds his relatives full of news and the old place and its surroundings just the same as the year before.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenwillow Books 1991

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE CRE

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: A look at the experiences of Louisa May Alcott during the Civil War that led to the writing of Little Women.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker Books for Young Readers 2013

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Peet, Bill.

Summary: The well-known author and illustrator relates the story of his life and work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1989

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PEE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 PEE

Pflueger, Lynda.

Summary: A biography of the American humorist and writer whose writing greatly reflected the events of his life, particularly his boyhood in Hannibal, Missouri.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 1999

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB TWAIN PFL

DePaola, Tomie

Summary: Author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school in 1941 when he was a boy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC DEPAO

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: The author describes some of the dogs that have had special places in his life, including his first dog, Snowball, in the Philippines; Dirk, who protected him from bullies; and Cookie, who saved his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAU

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: The author describes some of the dogs that have had special places in his life, including his first dog, Snowball, in the Philippines; Dirk, who protected him from bullies; and Cookie, who saved his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAU