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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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Herkert, Barbara

Summary: A biography of the author known for such beloved classics as "Charlotte's Web" and "Stuart Little," explores how his lifelong fascination with the outdoors inspired his most popular work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Company 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Shea, Therese

Summary: Newbery Medal-Winning Author Afflicted with chronic pneumonia as a child, Kate DiCamillo found solace in books and dreamed of becoming a writer. Her first book, Because of Winn-Dixie, the story of a lonely girl and her dog, resonated with audiences and earned DiCamillo a Newbery Honor. A later book, The Tale of Despereaux, won her the Newbery Medal. DiCamillo has written many more stories, some...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Britannica Educational Publishing in association with Rosen Educational Services 2016

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

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

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

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 PEE

Pollack, Pam

Summary: "Meet the man who created Alice, the Mad Hatter, and Tweedle Dee and Tweedle Dum. Lewis Carroll is the pen name of Charles L. Dodgson, a mathematician and church deacon, who taught at Oxford University. He was inspired to write his best known works, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, by one of the Dean's daughters, Alice Liddell. The books were hugely successful and...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2017

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 CAR

Rinker, Sherri Duskey

Summary: Describes the life of the children's book author and illustrator, conveying her life at Folly Cove, her love of dance, and how she was able to create images of machinery, including those used in her book, Mike Mulligan and his Steam Shovel.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2017

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 BUR

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 BUR

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

Engel, Dean

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Silver Moon Press 1995

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

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

Guillain, Charlotte.

Summary: Provides a brief overview of the life and career of the author best known for his book "Where the Wild Things Are."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Heinemann Library 2012

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SEN

Kinney, Patrick.

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Summary: "Even as a kid, everyone thought Jeff Kinney was talented. People loved his drawings, and when he went to college, his comic strip Igdoof was so popular that it spread to other universities! Still, Jeff faced challenges. His cartoons were rejected by syndicates that claimed his art was unprofessional. Then, an idea struck: Jeff would write a journal from the perspective of a child, illustrated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Random House 2015

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Hill, Pamela Smith.

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Summary: "[E]xamines Wilder's tumultuous, but ultimately successful, professional and personal relationship with her daughter-the hidden editor-Rose Wilder Lane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: South Dakota State Historical Society Press 2007

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 WILDER, LAURA INGALLS HIL

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

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1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 MYE

Webster, Christine.

Summary: Jeff Kinney is the author of the popular book series, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. More than 50 million copies of the Wimpy Kid series have been sold around the world.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: AV2 by Weigl 2013

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB KINNEY WEB

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

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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

Lester, Helen.

Summary: Children's author Helen Lester describes her life from age three to adulthood and discusses how she writes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1997

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

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

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

Pascal, Janet B

Summary: "It seems entirely fitting that Maurice Sendak was born on the same day that Mickey Mouse first made his cartoon debut--June 10, 1928. Sendak was crazy about cartoons and comic books, and at twelve, after seeing Disney's Fantasia, he decided that he was going to become an illustrator. His love of childrens books began early: often sick and confined to bed, little Maurice read and read and read....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET SENDAK

Anderson, William

Summary: A biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the "Little House" books, from her Wisconsin childhood until her death at the age of ninety.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins Publishers 2004

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Wilder

Little, Jean

Summary: One of Canada's most popular children's book authors recalls the challenges of her youth -- wrenching moves from home, the fight for acceptance in a new school, and her battles against failing eyesight.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Viking 1987

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

Polacco, Patricia.

Summary: An autobiography of the well-known author and illustrator.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: R.C. Owen 1994

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB POLACCO POL