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Kelly Murphy

Biography

Kelly Murphy

Born and raised among the sprawling cornfields of rural Pennsylvania, Kelly Murphy now writes from her child-sized apartment in Crown Heights, Brooklyn. Her articles have appeared in Brokelyn, Brooklyn BasedChic Today, NCTE’s The Council Chronicle and various other publications. Kelly graduated from Penn State with a degree in English and currently works in publishing. 

Kelly Murphy

Books by Kelly Murphy

by Kelly Murphy and Hallie Fryd - Illustrated , History, Young Adult 14+
History is about much more than dusty books, dreary dates, and long-forgotten battles. History is also about sex appeal! HISTORICAL HEARTTHROBS compiles photos and life stories of 50 of the sexiest men and women from history and asks the essential question: Would you want to date them? Each entry includes a photo, quotes, and a biography including how they managed to be so seductive.
written by Jane Yolen with illustrations by Kelly Murphy - Children (Ages 0-6), Children (Ages 6-8)

Stretching, twirling, tumbling, jumping! Welcome to a playground teeming with monsters, bristling with energy, and scaring up fun. Monsters swing and slide and piggyback ride. Monsters run three-legged races and fall on their faces. Monsters eat monster-sicles and vie for the fountain. Wild and whimsical artwork revs up a read-aloud text that will have little listeners jumping up to join the action.

by Mark Steensland and Kelly Murphy - Action Adventure, Children's, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Mystery

Spending the summer at her grandmother's house is the last thing Sarah wants to do. But her parents are staying there as they fix up the house after Grandma Winnie died. The tedious work turns into a thrilling mystery when Sarah discovers an unfinished letter her grandmother wrote: Strange things are happening behind the bookcase...

written by Rich Cohen, illustrated by Kelly Murphy - Adventure, Fantasy, Fiction

Alex Trumble is a pretty ordinary kid --- except for the fact that his IQ borders on genius, and he loves to read books on vortexes and time travel. But when two angry hit men kidnap his big brother, Alex’s life changes fast.

Written by R. L. LaFevers, Illustrated by Kelly Murphy - Children's, Historical Fiction

All Nate wants to do is find his parents, but when a unicorn falls ill, the young beastologist must put his job before his quest.