Kate Banks





Kate Banks


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Kate Banks has written many books for children, among them Max’s Words, And If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. She grew up in Maine, where she and her two sisters and brother spent a lot of time outdoors, and where Banks developed an early love of reading. “I especially liked picture books,” she says, “and the way in which words and illustrations could create a whole new world in which sometimes real and other times magical and unexpected things could happen.” Banks attended Wellesley College and received her masters in history at Columbia University. She lived in Rome for eight years but now lives in the South of France with her husband and two so ...more

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Max's Words

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4.25 avg rating — 606 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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The Bear in the Book

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3.34 avg rating — 308 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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City Cat

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3.47 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Max's Castle

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3.73 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Close Your Eyes

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3.90 avg rating — 221 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Max's Dragon

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3.47 avg rating — 224 ratings — published 2008
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The Cat Who Walked Across F...

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3.75 avg rating — 184 ratings — published 2004 — 4 editions
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And If the Moon Could Talk

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3.91 avg rating — 137 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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The Eraserheads

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3.39 avg rating — 142 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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The Magician's Apprentice

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2.99 avg rating — 164 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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“Repeating a mantra quiets the mind,” Lester’s mother had said. “And it provides comfort in trying times.” Then she had reached her palms skyward and bent forward into an upside-down V. Lester’s mother was a yoga teacher and spent a lot of time in strange and unusual positions. These were certainly trying times for Lester, who had moved from Denver to Cape Cod just after Easter and was going to start a new school in two days’ time. “A mantra can even unlock great virtues within,” Lester’s mother had added. Lester liked the idea that there might be great virtues lurking within him waiting to be unleashed, and he wondered what those”
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