Eleanor Coerr

About Eleanor Coerr The author of the acclaimed children’s historical fiction book Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (1977), Coerr also penned Sam the Minuteman (1995); Josefina Story Quilt (2006); Biography of a Kangaroo (1976); and many other children’s novels and picture books. Early life After earning an undergraduate degree in English from American University, […]

Kate DiCamillo

About Kate DiCamillo American author of acclaimed children’s fiction such as Because of Winn-Dixie and the Newbery Medal-winning The Tale of Despereaux. Her other works include the Mercy Watson series and Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures. Early life In 1987, she graduated from the University of Florida with a degree in English. She subsequently worked for […]

Jacqueline Wilson

About Jacqueline Wilson Award-winning English children’s author whose work deals with controversial themes, such as divorce, adoption, and mental illness. Her best-known books include Hetty Feather (2009), Dustbin Baby (2001) and Double Act (1995). Early life She read voraciously and wrote prolifically during her childhood years in Kingston-upon-Thames, England. She was an excellent student at Coombe Girls’ […]