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Sharon Creech

Biography

Sharon Creech

Sharon Creech was born in South Euclid, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland. She is an American writer of children's novels. She was the first American winner of the Carnegie Medal for British children's books and the first person to win both the American Newbery Medal and the British Carnegie. She has written both novels and picture books. She often embeds serious topics into her stories, including such themes as independence, trust, childhood, adulthood and death, often using humor to soften them.

Sharon Creech

Books by Sharon Creech

by Sharon Creech - Animals , Children's 8-12, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction

Louie doesn't have the best luck when it comes to nurturing small creatures. So when his father brings home a sickly newborn mini donkey, he's determined to save him. He names him Winslow. Taking care of him helps Louie feel closer to his brother, Gus, who is far, far away in the army. Everyone worries that Winslow won't survive, especially Louie’s quirky new friend, Nora, who has experienced loss of her own. But as Louie's bond with Winslow grows, surprising and life-altering events prove that this fragile donkey is stronger than anyone could have imagined. 

by Sharon Creech - Children's, Children's 8-12, Coming of Age, Classics, Historical Fiction, Youth Fiction

Thirteen-year-old Salamanca Tree Hiddle is proud of her country roots and the “Indian-ness in her blood.” Traveling from Ohio to Idaho with her eccentric grandparents, she tells them of the story of Phoebe Winterbottom, whose mother disappeared. As Sal entertains her grandparents, her own story begins to unfold --- Sal’s mother left one April morning for Idaho, promising to return before the tulips bloomed. She has not, however, returned, and the trip to Idaho takes on a growing urgency as Salamanca hopes to get to Idaho in time for her mother’s birthday and bring her back, despite her father’s warning that she is fishing in the air.

by Jon Scieszka, Christopher Healy, Sharon Creech, Cathy Camper, Laurie Halse Anderson, Ingrid Law, Deborah Hopkinson, Pam Muñoz Ryan, Eugene Yelchin, and Jack Gantos - Children's 8-12, Fiction, Humor, Science Fiction, Short Stories

HEROES AND VILLAINS, the seventh volume in Jon Scieszka’s Guys Read Library of Great Reading, is chock-full of adventure featuring an array of characters --- with and without capes. Featuring ten all-new, original stories that run the gamut from fantasy to comics to contemporary adventure to nonfiction, and featuring eleven of the most acclaimed, exciting writers for kids working today, this collection is the perfect book for you, whether you use your powers for good --- or evil.

by Sharon Creech - Children's, Children's 8-12, Fiction

When Reena, her little brother, Luke, and their parents first move to Maine, Reena doesn’t know what to expect. She’s ready for beaches, blueberries and all the lobster she can eat. Instead, her parents “volunteer” Reena and Luke to work for an eccentric neighbor named Mrs. Falala, who has a pig named Paulie, a cat named China, a snake named Edna --- and that stubborn cow, Zora.

by Sharon Creech - Youth Fiction

When a young couple finds a boy asleep on their porch, their lives take a surprising turn. Unable to speak, the boy Jacob can't explain his history. All John and Marta know is that they have been chosen to care for him. THE BOY ON THE PORCH is a singular story about opening your heart and discovering home in unexpected places.

by Sharon Creech - Family Life

In the little town of Blackbird tree live two little orphan girls: Naomi and Lizzie. Naomi has a knack for being around when trouble happens. But when one day, a boy drops out of a tree, curious suprises are revealed. Soon, the girls find themselves zooming toward a future neither could ever have imagined...

by Sharon Creech - Family

"Trouble twins" Dallas and Florida are orphans who have given up believing there is such a thing as a loving home. Tiller and Sairy are an eccentric older couple who live in the beautiful, mysterious Ruby Holler, but they’re restless for one more big adventure. When they invite the twins to join them on their journeys, they first must all stay together in the Holler, and the magic of the place takes over. Two pairs of lives grow closer and are changed forever.