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In her presentation called “Have Fun With It”, Ms. Perkins will talk about what she has learned about writing for children, and what she hopes to learn.
Lynne Rae Perkins was awarded the Newbery Medal for Criss Cross published in 2005 for children ages 10 and up. She is the author of one other book for teens—All Alone in the Universe, a companion to Criss Cross. Lynne Rae Perkins has also written and illustrated several picture books, including The Broken Cat; Snow Music, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book and a Book Sense Top Ten Pick; and Pictures from Our Vacation. In April of this year another Perkins book will be published, As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth for ages 18 and up.