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Peter Brown

Biography

Peter Brown

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 industry. He was working on animated TV shows when he signed a book deal to write and illustrate his first picture book, FLIGHT OF THE DODO. Peter quickly signed up his second and third books, and his career as an author and illustrator of children’s books was under way.
 
Since then Peter has written and illustrated many books for children. His books have earned numerous honors, including a Caldecott Honor, a Horn Book Award, two E.B. White Awards, two E.B. White Honors, a Children’s Choice Award for Illustrator of the Year, two Irma Black Honors, a Golden Kite Award, a New York Times Best Illustrated Book Award and five New York Times bestsellers.
 
Peter lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Peter Brown

Books by Peter Brown

by Peter Brown - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Science Fiction
Shipwrecked on a remote, wild island, Robot Roz learned from the unwelcoming animal inhabitants and adapted to her surroundings --- but can she survive the challenges of the civilized world and find her way home to Brightbill and the island?
by Peter Brown - Animals , Children's 8-12, Education, Nature, Science

When robot Roz opens her eyes for the first time, she discovers that she is alone on a remote, wild island. Why is she there? Where did she come from? And, most important, how will she survive in her harsh surroundings? Roz's only hope is to learn from the island's hostile animal inhabitants. When she tries to care for an orphaned gosling, the other animals finally decide to help, and the island starts to feel like home. Until one day, the robot's mysterious past comes back to haunt her....

by Peter Brown - Children's, Picture
A young boy named Bobby has the worst teacher. She's loud, she yells, and if you throw paper airplanes, she won't allow you to enjoy recess. She is a monster! Luckily, Bobby can go to his favorite spot in the park on weekends to play. Until one day... he finds his teacher there! Over the course of one day, Bobby learns that monsters are not always what they seem.
by Peter Brown - Fiction

Are you bored with being so proper?

Do you want to have more fun?
 
Mr. Tiger knows exactly how you feel. So he decides to go wild.
 
But does he go too far?
by Aaron Reynolds and Peter Brown - Fiction, Picture

Jasper Rabbit loves carrots --- especially Crackenhopper Field carrots. He eats them on the way to school. He eats them going to Little League. He eats them walking home. Until the day the carrots start following him...or are they?