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Author Birthday - Megan McDonald

Post by: Kabita Sonowal

 

Megan Jo McDonald is an American children's author famous for her Judy Moody series. Her books include Judy Moody Gets Famous; Judy Moody saves the World; Judy Moody Predicts the Future; Judy Moody Declares independence, Judy Moody: Around the World in 81/2 days; Judy Moody goes to college; Judy Moody's Double Rare Way Not Boring Book of Fun Stuff to Do; Judy Moody's Double Rare Way Not Boring Book of Fun Stuff to Do; Judy Moody: Girl Detective; Judy Moody and the Not Bummer Summer; and Judy Moody and the Bad Luck Charm. She is also known for her Stink books.
 
Megan McDonald was born on February 28 in 1959 in Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. She attended Oberlin College from where she received a BA. She received a masters in Library Science degree from the University of  Pittsburgh. She started her career as a librarian and worked at Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, Minneapolis Public Library, and Adams Memorial Library in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. Her first book, Is This a House for Hermit Crab? was the result of people asking her where to find a story she had told at a library.
 
McDonald has won awards including Children's Choice Book, International Reading Association/Children's Book Council (CBC); 1991: Reading Rainbow book selection; Judy Blume Contemporary Fiction Award; Carolyn W. Field Award; and Garden State Children's Book Award for Younger Fiction. She currently lives in Sebastopol in California.
 
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