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Fabiny, Sarah

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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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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

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 CAR

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

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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

Copies Available at Woodmere

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

Kinney, Patrick.

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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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

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: F. Warne 1987

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 POT

Lear, Linda J.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2007

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Potter

Denyer, Susan.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harry Abrams 2000

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Small, David

Summary: David Small re-creates the terrifying event when he awoke from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he had been transformed into a virtual mute. A vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot, the fourteen-year-old boy had not been told that he had cancer and was expected to die. Small tells of his journey from sickly child to cancer patient, to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: W.W. Norton & Co. 2009

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 921 Small 2009

Smith, Sean

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Michael O'Mara 2001

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 823.914 SMI

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

Woolf, Jenny.

Summary: A portrait of the author of "Alice in Wonderland" analyzes contradictory aspects of his character, tapping recently discovered sources to set Carroll's life in the context of Victorian England, and assesses his financial difficulties and his relationship with the real Alice.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: St. Martin's Press 2010

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 921 CARROLL, LEWIS WOO

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

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

Wilder, Laura Ingalls

Summary: Articles and fictional works by Laura Ingalls Wilder and her daughter Rose Wilder Lane, some of which were published in magazines of an earlier era, create a chronological account of their lives.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Perennial Library 1989

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Wilder

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

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

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

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

Sims, Michael.

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Summary: As he was composing what was to become his most enduring and popular book, E. B. White was obeying that oft repeated maxim: "Write what you know." Helpless pigs, silly geese, clever spiders, greedy rats, White knew all of these characters in the barns and stables where he spent his favorite hours. Painfully shy his entire life, "this boy," White once wrote of himself, "felt for animals a...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Walker & Co. 2011

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1 available in Adult, Call number: B WHITE SIMS