2011 Authors & Illustrators

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    Candace Fleming | Author

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    Candace Fleming awarded herself the Newbery Medal in fifth grade after scraping the gold sticker off the class copy of The Witch of Blackbird Pond and pasting it onto her first novel—a ten page, ten-chapter mystery called Who Done It? [MORE]

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    Catherine Gilbert Murdock | Author

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    Catherine Gilbert Murdock burst onto the young adult book scene with her debut novel Dairy Queen (2006), winner of the Borders Original Voices Award, the 2007 Midwest Booksellers Choice Award, the 2007 Great Lakes Booksellers Children’s Literature Award, and the Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award. Five years and two sequels—The Off Season (2007) and Front and Center (2009)—later, Murdock’s popularity and success continue to grow exponentially. [MORE]

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    Francisco X. Mora | Author/Illustrator

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    During his formative years, Francisco X. Mora studied traditional and contemporary art with some of the most influential Mexican artists of the time. In 1979, he moved to the United States to study, live and work. [MORE]

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    Henry Cole | Author/Illustrator

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    Henry Cole grew up on a dairy farm outside Purcellville, Virginia. Always interested in art and science, he studied forestry at Virginia Tech. [MORE]

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    Jerry Pinkney | Author/Illustrator

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    Jerry Pinkney has been illustrating children’s books since 1964 and has created more than 200 children’s book. [MORE]

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    Liz Garton Scanlon1 | Author

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    "Charming illustrations and lyrical rhyming couplets speak volumes in celebration of the world and humankind, combining to create a lovely book that will be appreciated by a wide audience... Perfection." [MORE]

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    M.T. Anderson | Author

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    Writing the celebrated satire Feed, says M. T. Anderson, was a process that demanded a fair share of field research. [MORE]

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    Stacey Williams-Ng | Author/Illustrator

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    Stacey Williams-Ng is a professional illustrator and writer based in Milwaukee. [MORE]

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    Tom Lichtenheld | Author/Illustrator

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    In 1999, Tom Lichtenheld’s nephew asked him to draw a picture of a pirate. [MORE]