Deborah Hopkinson is the author of picture books, short fiction and nonfiction.
A three-time Oregon Book Award finalist, she won in 2009, receiving the Eloise Jarvis
McGraw Award for KEEP ON! THE STORY OF MATTHEW HENSON, CO-DISCOVERER OF
THE NORTH POLE.
In 2010, THE HUMBLEBEE HUNDER, about Charles Darwin and his children, was
called “charming” by the New York Times. Forthcoming books include ANNIE AND HELEN
AND A BOY CALLED DICKENS and TITANIC SURVIVORS: VOICES FROM THE... Read More →
Julie Paschkis is a painter and an award winning illustrator of more than 15 books for
children. These picture books include folk tales, poetry, and biography. She has also been
exhibiting her paintings for 20 years. In those years she has experimented with different media
and techniques all connected by a thread of underlying story and surface beauty. Paschkis
recently illustrated the book PABLO NERUDA: POET OF THE PEOPLE by Monica Brown.
For this book she learned Spanish in order to... Read More →
Myra Wolfe’s debut picture book CHARLOTTE JANE BATTLES BEDTIME describes
a hearty pirate girl with “formidable oomph” who has absolutely no room in her routine for
sleep. School Library Journal called the book “a well-paced story that flows elegantly from
beginning to end” and Publishers Weekly said it had “enough derring-do to please the most
enthusiastic, action-loving pirate fans.” Wolfe lives in Portland with her family.