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Chris Barton

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I’m the author of picture books including bestseller Shark Vs. Train, Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers, and Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions, winner of the Beehive, Blue Crab, and Towner Awards and included on 15 other state reading lists.

My newest books include Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion, Book or Bell?, the Mighty Truck early-reader series, and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That? The Story of Extraordinary Congresswoman Barbara Jordan. I visit schools by the score and also love speaking to professional gatherings of librarians, educators, and fellow writers.

I’m married to YA/middle-grade novelist Jennifer Ziegler (How Not to Be Popular, the Brewster Triplets series). Jennifer
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Good things happen when you take a nap. Take this past Monday, for instance. As usual, I was up at 5 a.m. to start my workday, and by early afternoon I was no longer functioning at full strength. So, I lay down on the couch with my dog, let my brain recharge for half an […]
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message 1: by Betsy

Betsy Hey, no problemo. I'm saving it to post on the next Non-Fiction Monday. Then it will be front and center on my blog. Great book. I'm going to try to push it other places as well. Speaking of which, I should do a Siebert prediction on my blog for kicks . . .


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