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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
Andre Norton Award Best Book nominee (2010) : When You Reach Me
Newbery Medal Best Novel winner (2010) : When You Reach Me
Carnegie Medal Best Book nominee (2014) : Liar & Spy

Rebecca Stead recommends
Penny Dreadful (2010)
Laurel Snyder
"I wanted to climb inside this book and pull it over my head!"
The Summer Before Boys (2011)
Nora Raleigh Baskin
"Vivid and moving. I loved it."
See You at Harry's (2012)
Jo Knowles
"Heartbreaking, soul-sustaining, and all-around beautiful."
Here Where the Sunbeams Are Green (2012)
Helen Phillips
"Brimming with surprises and grand adventure. Brave, smart and full of heart, Madeline and Ruby are a breath of fresh air."
Twerp (2013)
Mark Goldblatt
"A vivid, absorbing story about one boy's misadventure, heartache, and hope for himself."
Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars (2015)
Martine Murray
"Openhearted and magical-an utter delight."
Inkling (2018)
Kenneth Oppel
"A true-to-life family, some can't-put-it-down excitement, a few deep questions, and more than a little bit of magic. This book is everything, and I loved every page."
Eventown (2019)
Corey Ann Haydu
"Beautiful, mysteries, and deeply satisfying."
Many Points of Me (2021)
Caroline Gertler
"Sensitive and thoughtful--a story about loss, friendship, and the beauty of self-discovery."
Lucy Clark Will Not Apologize (2021)
Margo Rabb
"A delightfully offbeat mystery that is also about the mystery of becoming yourself."

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