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Megan McDonald (1959-) Biography

Awards, Honors, SidelightsPersonal, Addresses, Career, Member, Writings, Adaptations, Work in Progress

Born 1959, in Pittsburgh, PA; Education: Oberlin College, B.A., 1981; University of Pittsburgh, M.L.S., 1986.


Agent—c/o Author Mail, Candlewick Press, 2067 Massachusetts Ave., Cambridge, MA 02140.

Megan McDonald

Children's book author and librarian. Carnegie Library, Pittsburgh, PA, children's librarian, 1986-90; Minneapolis Public Library, Minneapolis, MN, children's librarian, 1990-91; Adams Memorial Library, Latrobe, PA, children's librarian, 1991-94; storyteller and freelance writer.


American Library Association, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators.


FOR CHILDREN


Is This a House for Hermit Crab?, illustrated by S. D. Schindler, Orchard (New York, NY), 1990.

The Potato Man, illustrated by Ted Lewin, Orchard (New York, NY), 1991.

Whoo-oo Is It?, illustrated by S. D. Schindler, Orchard (New York, NY), 1992.

The Great Pumpkin Switch, illustrated by Ted Lewin, Orchard (New York, NY), 1992.

Insects Are My Life, illustrated by Paul Brett Johnson, Orchard (New York, NY), 1995.

My House Has Stars, illustrated by Peter Catalanotto, Orchard (New York, NY), 1996.

Tundra Mouse: A Storyknife Book, illustrated by S. D. Schindler, Orchard (New York, NY), 1997.

The Bone Keeper, illustrated by G. Brian Karas, DK Ink (New York, NY), 1999.

The Night Iguana Left Home, illustrated by Ponder Goembel, DK Ink (New York, NY), 1999.

Bedbugs, illustrated by Paul Brett Johnson, Orchard (New York, NY), 1999.

Lucky Star, illustrated by Andrea Wallace, Golden Books (New York, NY), 2000.

Reptiles Are My Life, illustrated by Paul Brett Johnson, Orchard (New York, NY), 2001.

Ant and Honey Bee, illustrated by Tom Payne, Candlewick Press (Cambridge, MA), 2001.

Shining Star, illustrated by Andrea Wallace, Random House (New York, NY), 2003.

Penguin and Little Blue, illustrated by Katherine Tillotson, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2003.

Baya, Baya, Lulla-by-a, illustrated by Vera Rosenberry, Atheneum (New York, NY), 2003.

Beetle McGrady Eats Bugs!, illustrated by Jane Manning, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 2004.


FOR CHILDREN; "BEEZY" SERIES


Beezy, illustrated by Nancy Poydar, Orchard (New York, NY), 1997.

Beezy at Bat, illustrated by Nancy Poydar, Orchard (New York, NY), 1998.

Beezy Magic, illustrated by Nancy Poydar (New York, NY), Orchard, 1998.

Beezy and Funnybone, illustrated by Nancy Poydar, Orchard (New York, NY), 2000.


FOR CHILDREN; "JUDY MOODY" SERIES


Judy Moody, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, Candlewick Press (Cambridge, MA), 1999.

Judy Moody Gets Famous!, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, Candlewick Press (Cambridge, MA), 2002.

Judy Moody Saves the World!, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, Candlewick Press (Cambridge, MA), 2002.

Judy Moody Predicts the Future, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, Candlewick Press (Cambridge, MA), 2003.

Judy Moody, M.D., illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, Candlewick Press (Cambridge, MA), 2004.


FOR YOUNG ADULTS

The Bridge to Nowhere (novel), Orchard (New York, NY), 1993.

Shadows in the Glasshouse, Pleasant Company (Middleton, WI), 2000.

The Sisters Club, American Girl (Middleton, WI), 2003.

All the Stars in the Sky: The Santa Fe Trail Diary of Florrie Mack Ryder, Scholastic (New York, NY), 2003.


In 2003, Candlewick Press published a Judy Moody Mood Journal, a blank book illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, that was inspired by McDonald's "Judy Moody" series.


Stink: The Adventures of Incredible Shrinking Boy, illustrated by Peter H. Reynolds, for Candlewick Press (Cambridge, MA), publication expected in 2005; When the Library Lights Go Out, illustrated by Katherine Tillotson, for Atheneum (New York, NY), publication expected in 2005.


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