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Katherine Roy is the award-winning author and illustrator of Neighborhood Sharks Hunting with the Great Whites of California's Farallon Islands and How to Be an Elephant Growing Up in the African Wild. She is also the illustrator of The Expeditioners and the Treasure of Drowned Man's Canyon series by S. S. Taylor and of Buried Beneath Us by Anthony Aveni. She loves science, history, and big adventures, and is endlessly fascinated by the way things live. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she currently lives in with her husband and young son in Oregon, where she's still learning how to be a human. You can visit her website at http://katherineroy.com/ to learn more about her work, her research, and African elephants.

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Neighborhood Sharks: Huntin...

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How to Be an Elephant

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The following interview with Barb Rosenstock was originally published here at Picture Book Builders. Enjoy!


A few weeks back, I was fortunate to interview Katherine Roy, author and illustrator of the Sibert Honor Book Neighborhood Sharks and her title from this past spring, How To Be An Elephant. And also (lucky me!) my partner as illustrator of our upcoming picture book Otis & Will Discover...

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Otis and Will Discover the Deep by Barb Rosenstock
" Thank you so much! And it makes me so happy that you were there at ALA for the SHARKS Sibert Honor win, too! More books in the works, one in and on it ...more "
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Orphan Island by Laurel Snyder
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Otis and Will Discover the Deep by Barb Rosenstock
"I read this 4x the first day I bought it: once on my own, once to my son & daughter, and twice to two groups of 5th graders. All of us captivated. Amazing illustrations by @KRoyStudio and a compelling narrative by @barbrosenstock."
Otis and Will Discover the Deep by Barb Rosenstock
"At this point, I would read just about anything Katherine Roy illustrated and she seems to be getting better and better as her career progresses. But the story is thrilling, too! Well-written, engaging, and just the right amount of words on each p..." Read more of this review »
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Salamander Sky by Katy Farber
Salamander Sky
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How to Be an Elephant by Katherine Roy
"Summary: This book is about how to be an elephant. A great education book for all who are curious about elephants.

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This informational text would be great to use in a classroom regarding science. This text gives a great detai..." Read more of this review »
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Dr. Tatiana's Sex Advice to All Creation by Olivia Judson
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Julia's House for Lost Creatures by Ben Hatke
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“All over the globe today, the environment is at odds with the economy, and the future of wildlife -- and our future, really -- is in the hands of lawmakers and world leaders. We have to choose who we're going to be, and what kind of world we want to leave behind for our children.”
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