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Rebecca Stead

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Rebecca Stead has written three novels for children: When You Reach Me (A New York Times bestseller, and winner of the Newbery Medal and the Boston Globe/Horn Book Award for Fiction); Liar & Spy, a New York Times bestseller and NYT Book Review Notable Book for Children; and First Light, a Junior Library Guild Selection and a New York Public Library Best Book for Teens. Rebecca lives in New York City with her family.

Genres: Children's Fiction
   First Light (2007)
   When You Reach Me (2009)
   Liar & Spy (2012)
   Goodbye Stranger (2015)
   The List of Things That Will Not Change (2020)
   The Lost Library (2023) (with Wendy Mass)
   Other Worlds (2013) (with others)
Novellas and Short Stories
   A Day In the Life (2013) (with Shaun Tan)
   Plan B (2013)
Rebecca Stead recommends
Throwback (2023)
Maurene Goo
"Inventive, fun and fresh, Throwback explores the mysteries of destiny, identity, and more than one kind of love."
Zia Erases the World (2022)
Bree Barton
"A magical, inventive, optimistic story that never shies away from what it really feels like to be human."
Omar Rising (2022)
Aisha Saeed
"Irresistibly appealing and genuinely inspiring--a story that helps us to see the world more clearly, and to see ourselves as powerful enough to change it."

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Books containing stories by Rebecca Stead
Who Done It? (2013)
edited by
Jon Scieszka

2010 Newbery Medal : When You Reach Me

Award nominations
2014 Carnegie Medal (nominee) : Liar & Spy
2012 Agatha Award for Best Children/Young Adult Fiction (nominee) : Liar & Spy
2010 Andre Norton Award (nominee) : When You Reach Me

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