2018 Authors

Lita Judge

Lita Judge

 Lita Judge is the author/illustrator of over a dozen picture books, including the modern classic Red Sled, the Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Medal winner Born to Be Giants, and the IRA Children's Book Award winner One Thousand Tracings. Lita lives with her husband, two cats, and a little green parrot named Beatrix Potter in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Grade: 

K-1

Year: 

18

Jason Chin

Jason Chin

Text from http://jasonchin.net/biography/---Jason Chin is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed books Gravity, Island: A Story of the Galapagos, Redwoods and Coral Reefs.  Most recently, he illustrated Water is Water, by Miranda Paul. Jason grew up in a small town in New Hampshire, and studied illustration at Syracuse University.  In 2001 he moved to New York City and found a job at a children’s bookstore in Manhattan.  It was through co-workers at the store that Jason found his way to his current publisher, Roaring Brook Press. Jason’s latest book, Water is Water has just been published, and has earned multiple starred reviews.  His pre

Grade: 

2-3

Year: 

18

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jewell Parker Rhodes

Jewell Parker Rhodes is the author of Towers Falling, Ninth Ward, Sugar, and Bayou Magic. Her middle-grade books have won the Coretta Scott King Honor, the Jane Addams Children’s Book Award, and more. She is also the Virginia G. Piper Endowed Chair in Creative Writing at Arizona State University, and has written many award-winning books for adults.

Grade: 

4-5

Year: 

18

Jennifer Nielsen

Jennifer Nielsen

New York Times Bestselling author, Jennifer Nielsen, was born and raised in northern Utah, where she still lives today with her husband, three children, and a dog that won’t play fetch. She is the author of The Ascendance trilogy, beginning with THE FALSE PRINCE; the MARK OF THE THIEF series, and the forthcoming A NIGHT DIVIDED. She loves chocolate, old books, and lazy days in the mountains.

Grade: 

6-8

Year: 

18