Deborah Hopkinson




Abby Jo...
2,009 books | 904 friends

Lisa
4,610 books | 1,157 friends

Becky
7,938 books | 1,441 friends

Monica ...
2,011 books | 689 friends


Matthew
5,466 books | 23 friends

Heidi
7,025 books | 363 friends

Mary Fa...
444 books | 219 friends

More friends…



Deborah Hopkinson

Goodreads Author


Born
Lowell, Massachusetts, The United States
Website

Twitter

Genre

Member Since
March 2010


I write picture books, nonfiction, and middle grade fiction. I love history and visiting schools to talk to young readers.

TITANIC: VOICES FROM THE DISASTER was named a 2013 Sibert Honor Book and a 2013 YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Finalist. My most recent nonfiction title, COURAGE & DEFIANCE, Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in WWII Denmark,was named an Orbis Pictus Recommended Book in November 2015.

THE GREAT TROUBLE, A MYSTERY OF LONDON, the BLUE DEATH and A BOY CALLED EEL, won an Oregon Spirit Award for middle grade fiction and was named a Notable Trade Book in the Social Studies, a Junior Library Guild Selection, CCBC Choices, and SLJ Best Books of 2013.

My next picture book, BEATRIX POTTER AND THE UNFORTUNATE TALE OF THE
...more

To ask Deborah Hopkinson questions, please sign up.

Popular Answered Questions

Deborah Hopkinson Hi!

Well, I read a lot about a lot of different things. Sometimes I get ideas by going to museums or seeing films or documentaries too. I usually have…more
Hi!

Well, I read a lot about a lot of different things. Sometimes I get ideas by going to museums or seeing films or documentaries too. I usually have a lot more ideas for possible books that never actually make it to the page!

Thanks for asking!

Deborah(less)
Deborah Hopkinson I don't usually get writer's block, though I do sometimes get stuck! The best way to deal with that is to walk away from the computer to do another…moreI don't usually get writer's block, though I do sometimes get stuck! The best way to deal with that is to walk away from the computer to do another task or even take a walk or a shower or go grocery shopping. Somehow, a solution to untangle the writing knot always seems to appear.(less)
Average rating: 3.98 · 10,469 ratings · 2,082 reviews · 54 distinct works · Similar authors
Titanic: Voices From the Di...

4.02 avg rating — 2,710 ratings — published 2012 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Great Trouble: A Myster...

3.87 avg rating — 1,649 ratings — published 2013 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hear My Sorrow: The Diary o...

4.03 avg rating — 1,168 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sweet Clara and the Freedom...

by
4.27 avg rating — 865 ratings — published 1995 — 10 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek...

by
3.92 avg rating — 429 ratings — published 2008 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
A Boy Called Dickens

by
3.77 avg rating — 400 ratings — published 2012 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Knit Your Bit: A World War ...

by
3.79 avg rating — 288 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Annie and Helen

by
4.10 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Sky Boys: How They Built th...

by
3.80 avg rating — 265 ratings — published 2004 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Who Was Charles Darwin?

by
4.13 avg rating — 247 ratings — published 2005 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Deborah Hopkinson…
When I first was inspired to write The Great Trouble, about Dr. John Snow and the London cholera epidemic of 1854, I fell into the same trap many of the elementary students I speak to at author visits do.

I thought of it as an inspiring story of perseverence and achievement -- and something in the past.

But now each day brings report of new outbreaks. The latest is in Mexico, probably stemming... Read more of this blog post »
1 like ·   •  0 comments  •  flag
Twitter icon
Published on November 08, 2013 18:27 • 251 views • Tags: hopkinson, the-great-trouble

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

Deborah's Recent Updates

Deborah Hopkinson is now friends with L.L. Reynolds
21185476
Fannie in the Kitchen by Deborah Hopkinson
"I forgot how much I liked this picture book biography of Fannie Farmer until I reread it to Little a. This is a fun look into the life of the woman credited by most with the creation of the modern recipe. I also enjoy the bonus story of Marcia wov..." Read more of this review »
Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek by Deborah Hopkinson
"A playful over-the-top retelling of a little-known event in the life of our most beloved president, Abraham Lincoln. Begs to be read aloud."
109784
" I am listening to the audio version, which is marvelous! However, I also just ordered the book itself as well as I want to see it and be able to go ba ...more "
Deborah Hopkinson wants to read
Circle Of Shadows by Imogen Robertson
Rate this book
Clear rating
Deborah Hopkinson is now following
322069
More of Deborah's books…
“And what did Maurice buy when he first got paid? A Russian-English dictionary! Maurice bought a novel and began to try to read it. Each time he saw a word he didn't know, he copied it on a piece of paper. After he finished each page, he looked up the words he didn't know in his new dictionary, then read the page again until he could understand it.
Maurice did this, page by page, until he finished the book. It was slow going, but he didn't give up. 'Every day more of the strange sounds took on meaning as words arranged themselves into sentences.”
Deborah Hopkinson, Shutting Out the Sky: Life in the Tenements of New York, 1880-1924

“The events of the Titanic disaster can be seen as a symbol of what happens through overconfidence in technology, complacence, and a mindset of profits over people's safety.”
Deborah Hopkinson, Titanic: Voices From the Disaster

“Then how about this: Remember Austin Gollaher, because what we do matters, even if we don't end up in history books.”
Deborah Hopkinson, Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek: A Tall, Thin Tale

Topics Mentioning This Author

25x33 Booksellers NZ summer read 'The Luminaries' — 20 members — last activity Feb 25, 2014 11:39PM
This is a summer reading group, dedicated to reading the booker-winning novel The Luminaries. Sarah from Booksellers NZ will moderate, everybody is ve ...more
109784 GOOD REVIEWS — 5529 members — last activity 14 minutes ago
This Group is only for authors who are looking for reviews and Reviewers who love to read books and share their reviews.



Comments (showing 1-1)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

Sandra Thx for friending me! :)


back to top