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Kate DiCamillo

Kate DiCamillo is the author of many books for young readers. Her books have been awarded the Newbery Medal (Flora & Ulysses in 2014 and The Tale of Despereaux in 2004); the Newbery Honor (Because of Winn-Dixie, 2001), the Boston Globe Horn Book Award (The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, 2006), and the Theodor Geisel Medal and Honor (Bink and Gollie, co-author Alison McGhee, 2011; Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, 2007). She is a National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature Emerita, appointed by the Library of Congress. A native of Florida, she now lives in Minneapolis. (DiCamillo is not currently booking new speaking engagements.)

Recent & Notable Works



Louisiana’s Way Home (Candlewick Press, 2018)
Raymie Nightingale (Candlewick Press, 2016)
Flora & Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures, illustrated by K.G. Campbell (Candlewick Press, 2013)
The Magician’s Elephant, illustrated by Yoko Tanaka (Candlewick Press, 2009)
The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (Candlewick Press, 2006)
The Tale of Despereaux, illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering (Candlewick Press, 2003)
The Tiger Rising (Candlewick Press, 2001)
Because of Winn-Dixie (Candlewick Press, 2000)

Bink & Gollie Series, with Alison McGhee, illustrated by Tony Fucile
Bink & Gollie: Best Friends Forever (Candlewick Press, 2013)
Bink & Gollie: Two for One (Candlewick Press, 2012)
Bink & Gollie (Candlewick Press, 2010)

Mercy Watson Series, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Mercy Watson: Something Wonky This Way Comes (Candlewick Press, 2009)
Mercy Watson Thinks Like a Pig (Candlewick Press, 2008)
Mercy Watson: Princess in Disguise (Candlewick Press, 2007)
Mercy Watson Fights Crime (Candlewick Press, 2006)
Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride (Candlewick Press, 2006)
Mercy Watson to the Rescue (Candlewick Press, 2005)

Tales from Deckawoo Drive Series, illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
Tales from Deckawoo Drive: Eugenia Lincoln and the Unexpected Package (Candlewick Press, 2017)
Tales from Deckawoo Drive: Where Are You Going, Baby Lincoln? (Candlewick Press, 2016)
Tales from Deckawoo Drive: Francine Poulet Meets the Ghost Raccoon (Candlewick Press, 2015)
Tales from Deckawoo Drive: Leroy Ninker Saddles Up (Candlewick Press, 2014)

Picture Books
Good Rosie!, illustrated by Harry Bliss (Candlewick Press, 2018)
La La La, illustrated by Jaime Kim (Candlewick Press, 2017)
Louise, the Adventures of a Chicken, illustrated by Harry Bliss (Candlewick Press, 2008)
Great Joy, illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline (Candlewick Press, 2007)

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