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February 08, 2022
9.2 X 11.3 X 0.5 inches | 1.05 pounds
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About the Author
Alice B. McGinty is the award-winning author of 50 fiction and nonfiction books for children. She loves to write! Here are her most recent books: 2020 Jr. Library Guild Selection The Water Lady (Schwartz and Wade Books, illustrated by Shonto Begay), Kirkus Best Book of 2020 A Story for Small Bear (Schwartz and Wade Books, illustrated by Richard Jones), The Sea Knows (2020, Simon and Schuster, with co-author Alan Havis, illustrated by Stephanie Laberis), 2019 Jr. Library Guild Selection The Girl Who Named Pluto: The Story of Venetia Burney (Schwartz and Wade, illustrated by Elizabeth Haidle), 2019 Northern Lights Book Award Winner (food category) Pancakes to Parathas: Breakfast Around the World (Little Bee, illustrated by Tomoko Suzuki), 2015 Sydney Taylor Notable book Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons (Charlesbridge, illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt), and the picture book biography Gandhi: A March To the Sea (Amazon Children's Publishing, illustrated by Thomas Gonzales), which was awarded as an honor book for the 2014 South Asia Book Award for Children's And Young Adult Literature. Her picture book biography Darwin (2009, Houghton Mifflin, illustrated by Mary Azarian) received a 2010 Orbis Pictus Honor and was listed on Booklist's 2009 Top Ten Biographies for Youth. Other publications include Eliza's Kindergarten Pet (2010, Two Lions Press, illustrated by Nancy Speir), Thank You, World (2007, Dial Books, illustrated by Wendy Anderson Halperin), and nonfiction books on subjects ranging from nutrition to tarantulas. Alice's latest books include Step by Step (Simon and Schuster, illustrated by Diane Goode), Bathe the Cat (Chronicle Books, illustrated by David Roberts), My Israel and Me (Kalaniot Books, illustrated by Rotem Terplow), A Synagogue Just Like Home (Candlewick Press, illustrated by Laurel Molk), and Truck Says Moo (Chronicle Books, illustrated by Camille Garoche). Alice was born in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has lived in New York, New Jersey, Kentucky, Maryland, Georgia, Indiana, and Illinois. She's been in Illinois for over 25 years now! A frequent presenter at schools and conferences, Alice was awarded the 2017 Prairie State Award for excellence in writing for children. Alice loves to hike, play the guitar, dance, and read. She's also a writing teacher and coach, runs a writing camp for teens, is a children's book reviewer for The News-Gazette or Champaign-Urbana, and is a Regional Adviser Emerita for the Illinois Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. David Roberts is an award-winning illustrator of bestselling children's books, including Iggy Peck, Architect; Rosie Revere, Engineer;Ada Twist, Scientist; and Sofia Valdez, Future Prez. He is currently based in London.