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Christina Soontornvat

Christina Soontornvat is the author of the middle grade fantasy novel, THE CHANGELINGS, the story of an 11-year old girl who teams up with a group of shapeshifting children to rescue her sister from the clutches of a cruel witch. She is also the author of the forthcoming picture book, THE RAMBLE SHAMBLE CHILDREN.

Christina grew up in a small Texas town, where she spent most of her formative years behind the counter of her parents' Thai restaurant with her nose in a book. After pursuing a career in mechanical engineering and working in science museums, she decided it was time to get serious and write stories. She still hangs out in Thai restaurants. And she still has her nose in a book most days. She lives with her family in Austin, Texas.

Genres: Children's Fiction
New and upcoming books
   1. The Changelings (2016)
   2. In a Dark Land (2017)
Diary of an Ice Princess
   1. Snow Place Like Home (2019)
   2. Frost Friends Forever (2019)
   3. On Thin Ice (2019)
   4. The Big Freeze (2020)
   5. Slush Puppy Love (2020)
   6. Icing on the Snowflake (2020)
Legends of Lotus Island
   1. The Guardian Test (2023)
   2. Into the Shadow Mist (2023)
   3. City of Wishes (2024)
   4. Temple of Secrets (2024)
   A Wish in the Dark (2020)
   The Last Mapmaker (2022)
Non fiction show
Christina Soontornvat recommends
A Rover's Story (2022)
Jasmine Warga
"Re taught me what it means to be fully alive."
The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy (2021)
Anne Ursu
"A suspenseful tale woven with secrets and magic, with a gasp-worthy twist at the end, The Troubled Girls of Dragomir Academy is everything I love about fantasy. Spell-binding."
Shaking Up the House (2021)
Yamile Saied Méndez
"Full of fun, mischief, and surprising insider secrets about the White House, this book will have readers laughing and cheering along with every new prank. The López and Williams girls definitely get my vote!"

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Books containing stories by Christina Soontornvat
You Are Here (2023)
Connecting Flights
edited by
Ellen Oh
Calling the Moon (2023)
16 Period Stories from BIPOC Authors
edited by
Yamile Saied Méndez and Aida Salazar
Hope Wins (2022)
A Collection of Inspiring Stories for Young Readers
edited by
Rose Brock

Award nominations
2023 Newbery Medal (nominee) : The Last Mapmaker
2023 Ignyte Award for Best Middle Grade (nominee) : The Last Mapmaker
2021 Newbery Medal (nominee) : A Wish in the Dark
2021 Newbery Medal (nominee) : All Thirteen: The Incredible Cave Rescue of the Thai Boys' Soccer Team

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