Search - List of Books by Lynne Rae Perkins

Lynne Rae Perkins (born July 31, 1956) is a Newbery Medal winning American writer and illustrator of books for children.

Her novel Criss Cross, winner of the 2006 Newbery Medal, is a book of vignettes, illustrations, photographs, and poems about a group of four small town teenagers.

"Writing in a wry, omniscient third-person narrative voice, Perkins deftly captures the tentativeness and incompleteness of adolescence," said Award Committee Chair Barbara Barstow. "In 38 brief chapters, this poetic, postmodern novel experiments with a variety of styles: haiku, song lyrics, question-and-answer dialogue and split-screen scenarios. With seeming yet deliberate randomness, Perkins writes an orderly, innovative, and risk-taking book in which nothing happens and everything happens."

Since 1922, the Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.

Her picture book Home Lovely was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. Her novel All Alone in the Universe was named an American Library Association Notable Book, a Booklist Editor's Choice, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, and a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children.

Perkins was born and raised in Cheswick, Pennsylvania, a suburb fourteen miles northeast of Pittsburgh in the Allegheny River Valley. She earned her B.A. at The Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and her M.A. from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee in 1981. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Suttons Bay, Michigan.

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Total Books: 31
Frank and Lucky Get Schooled
2016 - Frank and Lucky Get Schooled (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780062373458
ISBN-10: 0062373455
Genre: Children's Books
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Nuts to You
2016 - Nuts to You (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060092771
ISBN-10: 0060092777
Genre: Children's Books
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As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth
2012 - As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061870927
ISBN-10: 0061870927
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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The Cardboard Piano
2008 - The Cardboard Piano (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061542664
ISBN-10: 0061542660
Genre: Children's Books
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Criss Cross A Romance of the Flying Cloud
2008 - Criss Cross a Romance of the Flying Cloud [Nonpareil Book] (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439547427
ISBN-10: 1439547424
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All Alone in the Universe
2008 - All Alone in the Universe (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781439510476
ISBN-10: 1439510474
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Criss Cross
2008 - Criss Cross (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780060092740
ISBN-10: 0060092742
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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Pictures from Our Vacation
2007 - Pictures From Our Vacation (Other)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060850982
ISBN-10: 0060850981
Genre: Children's Books
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Criss Cross CD
2006 - Criss Cross Cd (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780061161193
ISBN-10: 0061161195
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
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Snow Music
2003 - Snow Music (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780439677738
ISBN-10: 0439677734
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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All Alone in the Universe
2000 - All Alone in the Universe (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780439247597
ISBN-10: 0439247594
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.7/5 Stars.
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Clouds for Dinner
1997 - Clouds for Dinner (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780688149031
ISBN-10: 0688149030
Genre: Children's Books
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Home Lovely
1995 - Home Lovely (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780688136871
ISBN-10: 0688136877
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.
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