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Edwards, Michelle

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Comments from the author about writing:  Michelle Edwards is an author/illustrator of over 13 books for children. She is also an essayist for Lion Brand Yarn Company's e-newsletter and the author of A Knitter's Home Companion.

Literary awards received and date received:

Chicken Man 2009

  • National Jewish Book Award

  • Hungry Mind Review Book of Distinction

  • Children’s Book of the Year-Bank Street College

Stinky Stern Forever 2006

  • Junior Library Guild Selection

  • The Center for Children's Books Gryphon Award

  • The Patterson Award

  • Minnesota Book Award Finalist

  • Maryland's Blue Crab Special Recognition Award

  • Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book

  • CCBC Choices

  • School Library Journal Best Book of the Year

  • A SCBA Book of the Year

Papa's Latkes 2004

  • Bank Street College Best Children’s Book of the Year
  • Association of Jewish Librarians Notable Children’s Book of Jewish Content
  • CCBC Choice
  • Sydney Taylor Notable

Zero Grandparents 2001

  • Junior Library Guild Selection

  • The Center for Children's Books Best Books 2001

  • South Dakota Prairie Bud 2003 nominee

Pa Lia’s First Day 1999

  • Jr. Library Guild Selection

  • Parent’s Guide to Children’s Media Award

  • CCBC Reccomended 

Eve and Smithy 1994,  Minnesota Book Award

Alef-Bet 1992,  BCCB Blue Ribbon

A Baker’s Portrait 1991, Bank Street Children’s Book of the Year

Book Types: Fiction, Nonfiction

Audience Types: Children, Adult, All Ages

Genre: Essays, Realistic Fiction

Are you willing to do programs for schools, libraries, or other groups? Yes

If you are willing to do programs, will you charge a fee? Yes. Please contact agent below

Email Address: Agent Sharron McElmeel sharron@mcbookwords.com

Phone: Agent Sharron McElmeel 319-393-2562

Author's Web site:  http://michelledwards.com

County: Johnson

Books By This Author

  • Room for the Baby. Illustrated by Jana Christy. Random House, NY, 2012.

  • A Knitter’s Home Companion. Photography by Jen Gotch. STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Books /Abrams, NY, 2011.

  • The Hanukkah Trike. Illustrated by Kathryn Mitter. Albert Whitman & Company, Park Ridge, IL, 2010.

  • alef-bet. Illustrated by Michelle Edwards. NewSouth Books, Montgomery, AL, 2009.

  • Chicken Man. Illustrated by Michelle Edwards. NewSouth Books, Montgomery, AL, 2009.

  • Stinky Stern Forever:A Jackson Friends Book. Illustrated by Michelle Edwards. Harcourt, NY, 2007.

  • Pa Lia’s First Day: A Jackson Friends Book. Illustrated by Michelle Edwards. Harcourt, NY, 2005.

  • The Talent Show. Illustrated by Michelle Edwards. Harcourt, NY, 2005.

  • Zero Grandparents: A Jackson Friends Book. Illustrated by Michelle Edwards. Harcourt, NY, 2005.

  • Papa’s Latkes. Illustrated by Stacy Shuett. Candlewick, Somerville, MA, 2004.

  • Edwards, Michelle, and Root, Phyllis. What’s That Noise. Illustrated by Paul Meisel. Candlewick, Somerville, MA, 2002.

  • Eve and Smithy. Illustrated by Michelle Edwards. Lothrop Lee & Shepard, NY. 1994. 

  • Dora’s Book. Illustrated by Michelle Edwards. Carolrhoda Books, Minneapolis, MN, 1993. O/P

  • Blessed Are You. Illustrated by Michelle Edwards. HarperCollins Publishers, NY, 1993. 

  • A Baker’s Portrait. Illustrated by Michelle Edwards. Lothrop, Lee and Shepard Books, NY, 1991.

  • And Sunday Makes Seven. Written by Robert Baden. Albert Whitman & Company, Park Ridge, IL, 1990.

  • Misha the Minstrel. Illustrated by Michelle Edwards. Holy Cow!Press, Duluth, MN, 1986.


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