Thursday Children’s Author Trivia Challenge


Are you ready for a fun challenge?

This summer I’m going to post some trivia questions about authors of children’s books on Thursdays. I will post the answers (if you haven’t already guessed them) and new questions next Thursday.

Question 1. (easy)  This author’s most famous work is about her own family life, with herself and her three sisters as characters. Can you name the author and the book?

Question 2. (moderately difficult) What children’s author found the books she had donated to her son’s school had been banned from the shelves?

Question 3. And finally, here’s a tricky one:  What author typed the manuscript for her most famous book on a typewriter with a faulty w, and had to fill all the w’s in by hand?

I would love to hear from everyone, children and adults. So, leave your guesses in the comments below. I’d also love to hear suggestions for making this more fun and/or ideas for questions (my e-mail is on the About page).

The answers are now posted.

Sibert Award Winner Announced

This year’s Sibert Award winner was announced this week. The Sibert Award is for the American Library Association’s choice for the most distinguished informational book of the year.

And the Sibert Medal goes to:
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Dream, by Tanya Lee Stone, published by Candlewick Press

Sibert Honor Books
The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer’s Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors by Chris Barton, illustrated by Tony Persiani, published by Charlesbridge.

Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11 written and illustrated by Brian
Floca, published by Richard Jackson/Atheneum Books for Young Readers

Claudette Colvin: Twice Toward Justice by Phillip
Hoose, published by Melanie Kroupa Books/Farrar Straus Giroux, an imprint
of Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Congratulations everyone!