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Fabiny, Sarah

Summary: A young reader's biography of Beatrix Potter, the author-illustrator of The Tale of Peter Rabbit.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Turtleback Books 2015

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Kelley, True.

Summary: Roald Dahl is one of the most famous children's book authors ever. Now in this Who Was-- ? biography, children will learn of his real-life adventures. A flying ace for the British Air Force, he was married to an Academy Award-winning actress. He also wrote books and screenplays for adults. Entertaining and readable, this biography has 80 black-and-white illustrations.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2012

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DAH

Summary: Presents the life and work of Beatrix Potter through drawings, photographs, letters, journal entries, excerpts, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Pub. 2002

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Pollack, Pam

Summary: Best known for his epic Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien was born in British-occupied South Africa. His early life was full of action and adventure. Tolkien spent his childhood roaming the British countryside with his family and could read and write by age four. He was naturally gifted with languages and used this skill as a signals officers in World War II as well as in...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Turtleback Books 2015

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET TOLKIEN

Collins, David R.

Summary: A biography of the English author and illustrator who grew up during the Victorian era and whose detailed drawings of plants and animals found their way into her famous picture books.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 1989

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 POT

Dommermuth-Costa, Carol.

Summary: A biography of the English mystery writer who, after creating Hercule Poirot and Miss Marple, became a Dame Commander of the British Empire.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Lerner Publications Co. 1997

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB CHRISTIE DOM

Sexton, Colleen A.

Summary: Presents a biography of celebrated author, J.K. Rowling, and chronicles her life, personal and professional challenges and achievements, and how she rose from poverty to eventually set records in the publishing industry with her Harry Potter series.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Twenty-First Century Books 2008

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB ROWLING Sex

Dahl, Roald.

Summary: As a young man working in East Africa for the Shell Company, Roald Dahl recounts his adventures living in the jungle and later flying a fighter plane in World War II.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 1999

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DAH

McPhail, David

Summary: Chronicles the life of children's illustrator and author Beatrix Potter, examining how art influenced her young life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Potter 2015

Harmin, Karen Leigh.

Summary: In 1990, Jo Rowling was sitting on a train when she began to envision the story of a young wizard. She raced home to capture her ideas in a notebook creating the first few pages of Harry Potter. For years Rowling held fast to the dream of publishing her work, but tumultuous events and poverty made it nearly impossible even to finish writing the story. Little did she know, her "quirky little...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Enslow Publishers 2006

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Row

Woog, Adam

Summary: Discusses children's book author Roald Dahl including his childhood, his time spent in the military, his marriages and children, his books and screenplays, and the film and stage versions of his books.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: KidHaven Press 2005

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1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB DAHL WOO

Pollack, Pam.

Summary: "In 1995, on a four-hour-delayed train from Manchester to London, J.K. Rowling conceived of the idea of a boy wizard named Harry Potter. Upon arriving in London, she began immediately writing the first book in the saga. Rowling's true-life, rags-to-riches story is as compelling as the world of Hogwarts that she created. This biography details not only Rowling's life and her love of literature...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2012

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 ROW

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET ROWLING

Dahl, Roald.

Summary: "Feast your eyes on a secret! Between these covers is a long-lost chapter - and the original ending - from Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and other delicious never-before-seen tidbits from Mr. Wonka's factory. Then slip into some tasty tales from Roald Dahl's life to discover more about the world's No. 1 storyteller."--P.4, COVER

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Puffin Books 2010

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC DAH

Foreman, Michael

Summary: "As a boy, Henry Friston dreamed of traveling the world. He thought he was signing up for a lifetime of adventure when he joined the Royal Navy. But when World War I begins, it launches the world, and Henry, into turmoil. While facing enemy fire at Gallipoli, Henry discovers the strength he needs to survive in an unexpected source: a tortoise. And so begins the friendship of a lifetime. Based...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2015

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC FOR

Sickels, Amy.

Contents: Wild about Harry -- "Quiet, freckly, short-sighted" -- Harry appears -- Half a suitcase of stories -- Bidding war -- A phenomenon in publishing -- Breaking records -- Creating Harry's world -- Harry's place in children's literature.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Chelsea House 2008

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

McAlister, Caroline

Summary: Before C.S. Lewis wrote The Chronicles of Narnia, he was a young boy named Jack who spent his days dreaming up stories of other worlds filled with knights, castles, and talking animals. His brother, Warnie, spent his days imagining worlds filled with trains, boats, and technology. One rainy day, they found a wardrobe in a little room next to the attic, and they wondered, What if the wardrobe...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Roaring Brook Press 2019

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Brown, Monica

Summary: As a boy, Gabito had the ability to imagine many things. He lived in a small house with a large family. He would grow up to become a writer known as Gabriel García Márquez.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Luna Rising 2007

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