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: 3.60 · 2,375 ratings · 657 reviews · 40 distinct works · Similar authors
Max's Words
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4.2 of 5 stars 4.20 avg rating — 380 ratings — published 2006 — 3 editions
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The Bear in the Book
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3.32 of 5 stars 3.32 avg rating — 234 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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Max's Castle
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3.77 of 5 stars 3.77 avg rating — 177 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
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Max's Dragon
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3.46 of 5 stars 3.46 avg rating — 153 ratings — published 2008
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The Cat Who Walked Across F...
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3.81 of 5 stars 3.81 avg rating — 127 ratings3 editions
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Close Your Eyes
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3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 117 ratings — published 2002 — 5 editions
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City Cat
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3.35 of 5 stars 3.35 avg rating — 129 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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And If the Moon Could Talk
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3.94 of 5 stars 3.94 avg rating — 105 ratings — published 1998 — 7 editions
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The Eraserheads
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3.2 of 5 stars 3.20 avg rating — 99 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Fox
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3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 84 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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