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About Cynthia Lord

The Little Read 2013 Author
Saturday, April 13, 2013
P. E. Monroe Auditorium, 12:00 noon

Children’s novelist and picture-book writer, Cynthia Lord brightens the literary world with her heartwarming tales. She published her first novel, Rules, in 2006 for a middle-grades audience. This debut novel won the Newberry Honor Medal and the Schneider Family Book Award, among eight other awards nationwide. Rules was nominated for a Kids’ Choice Award in 40 states. Publishers Weekly praises Rules as “appealing [and] entirely convincing. . . . A rewarding story that may well inspire readers to think about others’ points of view.”

Lord published her second children’s novel, Touch Blue, in 2010. Book Page listed it as the Best Children’s Book of 2010 and Bank Street College starred it as the Best Children’s Book of the Year 2011 for its “outstanding merit.”

Lord and New York Times best-selling illustrator, Derek Anderson, have teamed up and written two picture-books together: Hot Rod Hamster (2010), a finalist for the 2011 Children’s Choice Book Award, and Happy Birthday, Hamster (2011), Bank Street College’s 2012 Best Children’s Book of the Year. Kirkus Reviews admires their work: “Newbery Honor author Lord’s picture-book debut is a rollicking, roaring read . . . . Anderson’s fluffy, jaunty illustrations are as full of energy as the rhymes.”

Happy Birthday, Hamster
Hot Rod Hamster
Touch Blue


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