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K.A. Okagaki lives and writes in Southern California. She is also an avid gardener who grows tomatoes nine months out of the year. Her house rabbit, Thumper, continues to refuse to walk on a leash despite many years of training effort. The family remains hopeful that he will get the hang of it someday.

K.A. Okagaki's first book, a children's early reader, BAIT FOR LUNCH, released in 2009. Her magazine articles have appeared in Highlights for Children, San Diego Pets, San Diego Reader, and Skating magazines, and online with Viatouch.com. She is a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, and San Diego Writer's Ink.


As part of the interactive media class I’m taking, every student was invited to submit an entry to the San Diego County Fair’s Student Showcase. It’s a juried competition that gets about 8,000 entries each year. I submitted an 11″x17″ piece done in Adobe Illustrator to the “Fab Fair” poster division. My poster got 1st place, Best in Class, Best of Show and a yellow ribbon from the California Gr...

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Terrific historical fiction, told in a sparse, yet emotional way. Rifka is about a young Jewish girl's immigration from the Ukraine to America. Nothing goes smoothly; Rifka contracts Typhus and then ringworm, and is left to recover in Belgium on her...more
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Korman's a versatile writer who can seemingly span MG - YA with ease. Jake, Reinvented is YA, about a new kid at school named Jake who has undergone a transformation in order to get the unattainable girl. The story is told through the eyes of main ch...more
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Funny, classic Korman. A good MG book with boy interest. The book gets its title from Korman's curiosity about why all the books they make your read in school feature a dog that ends up dead.
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