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Katherine Paterson is the author of more than 30 books, including 16 novels for children and young people. She has twice won the Newbery Medal, for Bridge to Terabithia in 1978 and Jacob Have I Loved in 1981. The Master Puppeteer won the National Book Award in 1977 and The Great Gilly Hopkins won the National Book Award in 1979 and was also a Newbery Honor Book. For the body of her work she received the Hans Christian Andersen Award in 1998, the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award in 2006, and in 2000 was named a Living Legend by the Library of Congress.

She is a vice-president of the National Children’s Book and Literacy Alliance and is a member of the board of trustees for Vermont College of Fine Arts. She is also a honorary lifetime member of the International Board of Books for Young People and an Alida Cutts lifetime member of the US section, USBBY. She is the 2010-2011 National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature.

The Patersons have four grown children and seven grandchildren. Katherine currently resides in Vermont with her faithful dog, Pixie.

Bridge to Terabithia 40th Anniversary Edition Cover Image
By Katherine Paterson, Donna Diamond (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780064401845
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Published: HarperCollins - May 2nd, 2017

The 40th anniversary edition of the classic Newbery Medal-winning title by beloved author Katherine Paterson, with brand-new bonus materials including an author's note by Katherine herself and a foreword by New York Times bestselling author Kate DiCamillo.


Lyddie Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780140373899
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Published: Puffin Books - January 1st, 1995

From two-time Newbery award-winning author Katherine Paterson.


Bread and Roses, Too Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780547076515
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Published: Clarion Books - August 12th, 2008

2013 Laura Ingalls Wilder Award

Rosa’s mother is singing again, for the first time since Papa died in an accident in the mills.


Jacob Have I Loved Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780064403689
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Published: HarperCollins - September 2nd, 2003

The remarkable Newbery-winning classic about a painful sibling rivalry, and one sister’s struggle to make her own way.  


The Great Gilly Hopkins Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062386175
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Published: HarperCollins - February 3rd, 2015

This Newbery Honor Book from bestselling author Katherine Paterson will simultaneously tug on the heartstrings and cause laugh-out-loud laughter.


My Brigadista Year Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780763695088
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Published: Candlewick - October 16th, 2017

In an engrossing historical novel, the Newbery Medal-winning author of Bridge to Terabithia follows a young Cuban teenager as she volunteers for Fidel Castro’s national literacy campaign and travels into the impoverished countryside to teach others how to read.