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Gennifer Choldenko

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Gennifer Choldenko is a Newbery Honor-winning American writer of popular books for children and adolescents.

A native of Santa Monica, the Southern California coastal city adjoining Los Angeles, Gennifer Choldenko has, as of 2000s resided in San Francisco. Her first novel, Notes From a Liar and Her Dog was named "Best Book of the Year" by School Library Journal and her second, Al Capone Does My Shirts won the 2005 Newbery Honor citation. She is also the author of Moonstruck: The True Story of the Cow Who Jumped Over the Moon and other works, which have been translated into eleven languages.

Genres: Children's Fiction
New and upcoming books
September 2024

Mouse and His Dog
(Dogtown, book 2)
Dogtown (with Katherine Applegate)
   1. Dogtown (2023)
   2. Mouse and His Dog (2024)
   Notes from a Liar and Her Dog (2001)
   If a Tree Falls at Lunch Period (2007)
     aka If a Tree Falls at Lunch Break
   No Passengers Beyond This Point (2011)
   Chasing Secrets (2015)
     aka The Monkey's Secret
   One-Third Nerd (2019)
   Orphan Eleven (2020)
   The Tenth Mistake of Hank Hooperman (2024)
Novellas and Short Stories
   The Snake Mafia (2011)
Picture Books show
Gennifer Choldenko recommends
Gut Reaction (2024)
Kirby Larson and Quinn Wyatt
"Great British Baking Show meets Guts by Raina Telgemeier. Entertaining and informative. Really put me inside the mind of a level-headed fourteen-year-old forced to deal with one awkward and humiliating situation after another."
Muffled (2020)
Jennifer Gennari
"A sweet book that packs a quiet punch. Readers will feel for quiet Amelia as she fights to find her place in a noisy world."

Books containing stories by Gennifer Choldenko
Guys Read: Thriller (2011)
(Guys Read)
edited by
Jon Scieszka

Award nominations
2005 Newbery Medal (nominee) : Al Capone Does My Shirts

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