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


Average rating: 3.61 · 2,707 ratings · 713 reviews · 41 distinct works · Similar authors
Max's Words
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4.21 of 5 stars 4.21 avg rating — 444 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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The Bear in the Book
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3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 262 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Max's Castle
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3.76 of 5 stars 3.76 avg rating — 193 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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City Cat
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3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 190 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Max's Dragon
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 170 ratings — published 2008
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The Cat Who Walked Across F...
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3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 145 ratings3 editions
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Close Your Eyes
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3.89 of 5 stars 3.89 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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And If the Moon Could Talk
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 115 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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The Eraserheads
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3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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The Magician's Apprentice
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2.97 of 5 stars 2.97 avg rating — 122 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
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