Peter Brown


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Hopewell, New Jersey, The United States
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Peter Brown is an American writer and illustrator who is best known for children's picture books.

"Peter has always loved telling stories. Growing up in New Jersey, he told stories by drawing whimsical characters and scenes from his imagination. Then, as a teenager, he fell in love with writing, and told his tales with words. While studying illustration at Art Center College of Design, Peter’s love of both words and pictures led him to take several courses on children’s books, and before long he knew he’d found his calling.

After graduating from Art Center Peter moved to New York City to be closer to the publishing in
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Children Make Terrible Pets

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You Will Be My Friend!

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My Teacher Is a Monster! (N...

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Chowder

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Flight of the Dodo

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“But I do not know how to act like a mother.” “Oh, it’s nothing, you just have to provide the gosling with food and water and shelter, make him feel loved but don’t pamper him too much, keep him away from danger, and make sure he learns to walk and talk and swim and fly and get along with others and look after himself. And that’s really all there is to motherhood!” The”
Peter Brown, The Wild Robot

“I'll tell you what: If I could do it all over again, I'd spend more time helping others. All I've ever done is dig tunnels. Some of them were real beauties too, but they're all hidden underground, where they're no good to anyone but me.”
Peter Brown, The Wild Robot

“If you stand in a forest long enough, eventually something will fall on you. And Roz had been standing in the forest long enough.”
Peter Brown, The Wild Robot

Polls

Here are some choices from the top of the Goodreads Listopia - 2017 Mock Newbery List.

What book should we read in November?

You may write in titles, provided the book is a 2017 Newbery contender and already published.

 
  19 votes 31.7%

 
  11 votes 18.3%

 
  8 votes 13.3%

 
  5 votes 8.3%

Cloud and Wallfish by Anne Nesbet (write-in)
 
  5 votes 8.3%

 
  4 votes 6.7%

 
  3 votes 5.0%

Towers Falling (write-in)
 
  3 votes 5.0%

When the Sea Turned to Silver by Grace Lin (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.7%

Wild robot (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.7%

60 total votes
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Mock Caldecott 2022: 2013 Caldecott Awards 3 78 Jan 28, 2013 11:29AM  
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