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Cynthia Lord is a children's author. Lord's debut novel Rules was published by Scholastic, Inc. in 2006, and was a 2007 Newbery Honor book and winner of the Schneider Family Book Award.

She was born in New Hampshire and currently lives in Maine.

Beginning/Childhood:Cynthia Lord’s life as a writer began at age four with a song collaboration with her sister. The song was called “Ding Dong the Cherries Sing,” and they forced anyone within a 12-mile radius to listen to them sing it, over and over and over. Lord says that she was a day dreamer, a shy child, and she will always be grateful for the time and room that her parents gave her to be by herself. Lord’s favorite books when she was very young included Happy, Peppermint, Fantastic Mr. Fox and Winnie the Pooh by A.A. Milne.Lord grew up in rural New Hampshire beside a lake. Lord had a dog named Peanut, who listened to Lord’s stories and all of her secrets.Her best friend was bally she met him in collageCollege & After:In college Lord had some short stories published, and even won a contest with one!After college Lord got married and became a teacher. As her children grew up, she returned to writing fiction. Now she gets up most mornings between 3:30 and 4:00 A. M. and tiptoes through the dark and sits at her desk. Lord says that: That’s my just-me time to open my heart and spill it across the white pages.Lord says that she still loves watching words jump onto the page, and she still loves making people laugh and cry and shiver with her writing. She still loves to read a great story. Lord still has kept HAPPY and PEPPERMINT and FANTASTIC MR. FOX and WINNIE THE POOH all of these years. She keeps them to remind her of the child she used to be, the one who liked surfboarding toads, sang the cherry song, and scared herself silly writing her first ghost story. She’s the one she writes for.

Present:Cynthia Lord lives in an old house with her husband. She has an office and on her desk she keeps a dictionary, a grammar book, books of photographs, a field guide of animals and plants, and other reference books, as well as objects and pictures of her settings.On top of her computer she keeps an object from every book she’s written. She even has a fortune from a fortune cookie stuck on the front of her monitor that says: “Your talents will be recognized and suitably rewarded.” She also has a quote by Aristotle,“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit.”Lord says that the quote reminds her to keep writing everyday, even when she doesn’t feel motivated. Lord says that some of her best writing comes from the days that she does not feel especially inspired.

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Total Books: 46
Because of the Rabbit
2019 - Because of the Rabbit (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780545914246
ISBN-10: 0545914248
Genre: Children's Books

Borrowing Bunnies A Surprising True Tale of Fostering Rabbits
A Handful of Stars
2017 - A Handful of Stars (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545700283
ISBN-10: 0545700280
Genre: Children's Books

Half a Chance
2016 - Half a Chance (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545035347
ISBN-10: 0545035341
Genre: Children's Books

2016 - Paloma [Shelter Pet Squad #3] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545636049
ISBN-10: 0545636043
Genre: Children's Books

Hot Rod Hamster Meets His Match
2016 - Hot Rod Hamster Meets His Match [Scholastic Reader, Level 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545825917
ISBN-10: 0545825911
Genre: Children's Books

2015 - Merlin [Shelter Pet Squad #2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545636001
ISBN-10: 0545636000
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction

Hot Rod Hamster and the Haunted Halloween Party
2015 - Hot Rod Hamster and the Haunted Halloween Party [Hot Rod Hamster] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545815284
ISBN-10: 0545815282
Genre: Children's Books

Hot Rod Hamster and the Awesome ATV Adventure
2015 - Hot Rod Hamster and the Awesome Atv Adventure (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545626804
ISBN-10: 0545626803
Genre: Children's Books

Hot Rod Hamster and the Awesome ATV Adventure - Library Edition
2015 - Hot Rod Hamster and the Awesome Atv Adventure - Library Edition (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780545767347
ISBN-10: 0545767342
Genre: Children's Books

Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race
2014 - Hot Rod Hamster and the Wacky Whatever Race [Scholastic Reader, Level 2] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545626781
ISBN-10: 0545626781
Genre: Children's Books

Shelter Pet Squad 1 Jelly Bean
2014 - Shelter Pet Squad 1 Jelly Bean (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780545635967
ISBN-10: 0545635969
Genre: Children's Books

Jelly Bean
2014 - Jelly Bean [Shelter Pet Squad] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780606360630
ISBN-10: 0606360638
Genre: Children's Books

Hot Rod Hamster Monster Truck Mania
2014 - Hot Rod Hamster Monster Truck Mania (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780545462617
ISBN-10: 0545462614
Genre: Children's Books

Touch Blue
2012 - Touch Blue (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545035323
ISBN-10: 0545035325
Genre: Children's Books

Happy Birthday Hamster
2011 - Happy Birthday Hamster (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780545255226
ISBN-10: 0545255228
Genre: Children's Books

Hot Rod Hamster
2011 - Hot Rod Hamster (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545340076
ISBN-10: 0545340071
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

2008 - Rules (Other)
ISBN-13: 9781439574232
ISBN-10: 1439574235

2008 - Rules (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780439443838
ISBN-10: 0439443830
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.2/5 Stars.

2000 - Rules (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545036405
ISBN-10: 0545036402
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

Hot Rod Hamster
Hot Rod Hamster [Paperback] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545288798
ISBN-10: 0545288797
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.