It is, however, the best job on the planet.

I'm the author of many books for young readers, including The One and Only Ivan, winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal, Crenshaw, Home of the Brave, wishtree, the Roscoe Riley Rules series, Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla, The Buffalo Storm, and with my husband, Michael Grant, the Animorphs series, which has sold over 35 million copies worldwide.

Also a few other books I'd prefer to forget.

I have one husband, two children, and three pets, and live in northern California.


What have I been up to lately?

Endling #1: The Last →

HarperCollins, May 2018

Endling cover

New York Times bestseller! 4 starred reviews!

"A sweeping fantasy epic that will have readers clamoring for a follow-up." (School Library Journal, starred review)

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Sometimes You Fly →

Illustrated by Jennifer Black Reinhardt

Clarion Books, April 2018

Sometimes You Fly cover

Perfect for a baby shower, birthday, or graduation, Sometimes You Fly is a book of encouragement about the effort behind any meaningful accomplishment in life. "...This charming and engaging celebration of life is a must-read and a must-have. A natural successor to Dr. Seuss' Oh, the Places You’ll Go!" (Booklist, starred review)

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All Are Welcome Here – for classrooms & libraries

Wishtree is the inspiring story of a community coming together to welcome people who are different from them. Become a certified All Are Welcome Here classroom or library by encouraging children to bring the message of Wishtree to life year-round. Download resources and register for program updates over at the Wishtree site.


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