Andrew Clements

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Andrew Clements
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in June 2008
Born(1949-05-29) May 29, 1949 (age 64)
Camden, New Jersey
OccupationAuthor, Editor, and Educator
GenresChildren's literature

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Andrew Clements
Andrew Clements crop.jpg
in June 2008
Born(1949-05-29) May 29, 1949 (age 64)
Camden, New Jersey
OccupationAuthor, Editor, and Educator
GenresChildren's literature

www.andrewclements.com

Andrew Clements (born May 29, 1949) is an American author of children's books. Clements grew up in Camden, New Jersey and Springfield, Illinois, United States.[1] As a child, he enjoyed summers at a lakeside cabin in Maine where he spent his days swimming and hiking and water skiing, and his evenings reading books. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Northwestern University and a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from National Louis University, he worked as a teacher sharing his love of reading with elementary, middle, and high school students.[1] He started his literary career by writing songs. Then he worked for several publishing companies where he published, acquired, edited, marketed, and developed quality children's books. In 1985, Clements added his own work to the market with a picture book entitled Bird Adalbert. His first novel was the award-winning Frindle, which has won sixteen state book awards, as well as the Christopher Award. Clements works have been translated into several languages including German, Italian, French, Korean, Portuguese, Basque, Hungarian, Japanese, Dutch, and Spanish. Clements currently lives in Westborough, Massachusetts, with his wife Rebecca. He has four grown children – Charles, George, Nathaniel, and John.

Awards[edit]

Awards for Frindle[edit]

• 2000: Utah Children's Choice Award • 1999–2000: Pennsylvania Young Reader's Choice Award • 1999: Texas Children's Crown Award • 1999: Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice, (WA,OR,MT,AK,ID,AB,BC) • 1999: South Dakota Prairie Pasque Award • 1999: Sasquatch Children's Book Award, (WA) • 1999: Rebecca Caudill Young Readers Award, (IL) • 1998–1999: Maryland Black-Eyed Susan Book Award, 4–6 • 1998–1999: Young Hoosier Book Award, (IN) • 1998–1999: North Carolina Children's Choice Award • 1998–1999: Nevada Young Readers' Award • 1998–1999: Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, (AR) • 1998–1999: Maud Hart Lovelace Award, MN Youth Reading Award • 1998–1999: Georgia Children's Book Award • 1998–1999: William Allen White Children's Book Award, (KS) • 1998–1999: Massachusetts Children's Book Award • 1998: Premio Cassa di Risparmio di Cento di Letteratura per Ragazzi, Cento, Italy • 1998: Rhode Island Children's Book Award • 1997–1998: Great Stone Face Book Award, (NH) • 1997: Judy Lopez Memorial Honor Book (L.A.)Award • 1997: Christopher Award

Award Nominations for Frindle[edit]

• 1999–2000: Nutmeg Children's Book Award, (CT) • 1999–2000: Land of Enchantment Book Award, (NM) • 1999–2000: California Young Reader Medal • 1999–2000: Iowa Children's Choice Award • 1999: Garden State Children's Book Award, (NJ) • 1998–1999: Wyoming Indian Paintbrush Book Award • 1998–1999: Sunshine State Young Readers Award, (FL) • 1998–1999: West Virginia Children's Book Award • 1998–1999: Virginia Young Reader's Book Award • 1998–1999: Sequoyah Children's Book Award, (WA) • 1998–1999: Arizona Young Readers’ Award • 1998–1999: Texas Bluebonnet Award • 1998–1999: Nebraska Golden Sower Award • 1998: Battle of the Books Reading List, (NM) • 1998: NENE Award, (HI) • 1997–1998: Kentucky Bluegrass Award • 1997–1998: Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award (VT) • 1997–1998: Maine Student Book Award

Listings and recommendations[edit]

• 1999: Capitol Choices list, best books for ages 7–10 • 1998: Chicago Public Library's Best of the Best • 1998: Best Kids Books, Family Fun Magazine • 1997–1998: Indiana Read-Alouds Too Good to Miss • 1997: Horn Book Magazine Fanfare Book • 1997: Parents’ Choice Honor Book • 1996: New York Public Library One Hundred Titles for Reading and Sharing

Other awards[edit]

• 2007: Edgar Allan Poe Award for best juvenile book for Room One: A Mystery or Two • 2004: American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award for Things Not Seen • 2004: California Young Readers Medal for The School Story

See also[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

For children[edit]

Pets to the Rescue series[edit]

Ringo Saves the Day!: A True Story, illustrated by Ellen Beier, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 2001. Brave Norman: A True Story, illustrated by Ellen Beier, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 2001. Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friends: A True Story, illustrated by Ellen Beier, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 2002. Delores and the Big Fire: A True Story, illustrated by Ellen Beier, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 2002.

Jake Drake series[edit]

Jake Drake Know-It-All, illustrated by Dolores Avenaño, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 2001. Jake Drake, Bully Buster, illustrated by Amanda Harvey, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 2001. Jake Drake, Teacher's Pet, illustrated by Dolores Avenaño, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 2002. Jake Drake, Class Clown, illustrated by Dolores Avenaño, Simon and Schuster (New York, NY), 2002.

Reading program books[edit]

Karen's Island, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1995. Three Wishes for Buster, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1995. Bill Picket: An American Original, Texas Style, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1996. Hurricane Andrew, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1998. Ham and Eggs for Jack, Houghton Mifflin (Boston, MA), 1998. Life in the Desert, Steck-Vaughn, 1998. Desert Treasure, illustrated by Wayne Anthony Still, Steck-Vaughn, 1998. Inventors: Making Things Better, Steck-Vaughn, 1998. Milo's Great Invention, illustrated by Johnansen Newman, Steck-Vaughn, 1998.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b E. Russell Primm III, ed. (2003). Favorite Children's Authors and Illustrators 1. Excelsior, MN: Tradition Books. pp. 150–3. ISBN 1-59187-018-6. 

External links[edit]

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