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Stacy McAnulty

Author

Stacy McAnulty is a children’s book author, who used to be a mechanical engineer, who’s also qualified to be a dog therapist (is that a thing???), a correspondent for The Daily Show (why not), and a Green Bay Packer coach (totally!). She has written dozens of books including her debut middle-grade novel, The Miscalculations of Lightning Girl, a Junior Library Guild Selection, and the 2017 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor book, Excellent Ed, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach. 

Her other picture books include Earth! My First 4.54 Billion Years, illustrated by David Litchfield; Max Explains Everything: Grocery Store Expert, illustrated by Deborah Hocking; Brave, and Beautiful, both illustrated by Joanne Lew-Vriethoff; Mr. Fuzzbuster Knows He’s the Favorite, illustrated by Edward Hemingway; and, 101 Reasons Why I’m Not Taking a Bath, illustrated by Joy Ang. 

Stacy also authored the chapter book series Goldie Blox, based on the award-winning toys, and The Dino Files. Stacy’s newest book, The World Ends in April, a smart, funny middle middle-grade novel, is due out in September.

When not writing, Stacy likes to listen to NPR and bake. Originally from upstate NY, she now lives in Kernsville, North Carolina with her 3 children, 3 dogs and husband. 

Learn more about Stacy McAnulty on her website.

Books


the world ends in april
miscalculations of lightning girl


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