Clare Vanderpool


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Clare Vanderpool, recipient of the 2011 Newbery Award, is a resident of Wichita, Kansas. She has a degree in English and Elementary Education and enjoys reading, going to the pool with her children, the television show Monk, and visiting the bookstores in her town.

Average rating: 4.03 · 37,926 ratings · 6,235 reviews · 3 distinct worksSimilar authors
Moon Over Manifest

4.02 avg rating — 27,128 ratings — published 2010 — 30 editions
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Navigating Early

4.05 avg rating — 10,606 ratings — published 2013 — 20 editions
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Where the Red Fern Grows

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4.05 avg rating — 300,984 ratings — published 1961 — 73 editions
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“Memories were like sunshine. They warmed you up and left a pleasant glow, but you couldn't hold them.”
Clare Vanderpool, Moon Over Manifest

“Who would dream that one can love without being crushed under the weight of it?”
Clare Vanderpool, Moon Over Manifest

“Sometimes it's best not to see your whole path laid out before you. Let life surprise you...There are more stars out there than just the ones with names. And they're all beautiful.”
Clare Vanderpool, Navigating Early

Polls

Due to popular demand we are starting our Book of the Month reading earlier.

What book should we read in April?

You may write in titles, provided the book is a 2014 Newbery contender and already published.

 
  23 votes 25.6%

 
  17 votes 18.9%

The Center of Everything by Linda Urban (write-in)
 
  10 votes 11.1%

 
  9 votes 10.0%

 
  9 votes 10.0%

 
  5 votes 5.6%

navigating early (write-in)
 
  3 votes 3.3%

jinx (write-in)
 
  3 votes 3.3%

 
  2 votes 2.2%

One came home (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.2%

Hokey Pokey (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.2%

Jinx by Sage Blackwood (write-in)
 
  2 votes 2.2%

Center of Everything (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.1%

Center of Everything (read: One Came Home: book is hobbled by uncertain characterization of main character; Jinx is delightful (aimed at younger readers) (write-in)
 
  1 vote 1.1%

One Came Home
 
  1 vote 1.1%

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