Kimberly Willis Holt





Kimberly Willis Holt

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Kimberly Willis Holt is the author of the Piper Reed series, including Piper Reed, Navy Brat, Piper Reed, Clubhouse Queen, and Piper Reed, Rodeo Star. She has written many award-winning novels, including The Water Seeker and My Louisiana Sky, as well as the picture books Waiting for Gregory and Skinny Brown Dog. A former Navy brat herself, Holt was born in Pensacola, Florida, and lived all over the U.S. and the world—from Paris to Norfolk to Guam to New Orleans. Holt long dreamed of being a writer, but first worked as a radio news director, marketed a water park, and was an interior decorator, among other jobs. A few years after she started writing, her third book, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town, won a National Book Award for Young People...more


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When my first book came out I asked schools if I could "talk to their students." I had to sell myself to do a free visit. That was over 15 years ago. At Texas Library Association in 1999, Caroline Kienzie, then with Irving ISD, invited me to visit her schools. After that, invitations rushed in.

If you are one of the educators who booked me, I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. I've... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.69 · 7,839 ratings · 1,223 reviews · 22 distinct works · Similar authors
When Zachary Beaver Came to...
3.58 of 5 stars 3.58 avg rating — 3,491 ratings — published 1999 — 24 editions
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My Louisiana Sky
3.9 of 5 stars 3.90 avg rating — 1,386 ratings — published 1998 — 13 editions
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Piper Reed: Navy Brat (Pipe...
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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 864 ratings — published 2007 — 11 editions
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The Water Seeker
3.73 of 5 stars 3.73 avg rating — 843 ratings — published 2010 — 9 editions
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Keeper of the Night
3.64 of 5 stars 3.64 avg rating — 321 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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Part of Me: Stories of a Lo...
3.67 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 182 ratings — published 2006 — 7 editions
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Dancing In Cadillac Light
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 161 ratings — published 2001 — 16 editions
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Piper Reed, The Great Gypsy...
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Piper Reed Gets a Job (Pipe...
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3.99 of 5 stars 3.99 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2009 — 7 editions
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The Adventures Of Granny Cl...
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“Some people are just afraid of what's different. It doesn't mean different is bad. It just means different is different. ”
Kimberly Willis Holt, My Louisiana Sky

“If you're gonna fret, fret over something you can change. Then stop fretting and do something about it.”
Kimberly Willis Holt

“And in this moment, I realize one reason it's so great to have a best friend is sometimes, like right now, Cal and I are thinking the very same thing.”
Kimberly Willis Holt, When Zachary Beaver Came to Town

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