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About Ginjer L. Clarke
Ginjer's books, most of which are part of the newly rebranded Penguin Young Readers series, have sold a combined total of more than 3 million copies worldwide. Her books Freak Out! and Gross Out! were on Publisher's Weekly's 2006 and 2007 lists of top 100 best-selling children's books. Her book Platypus! (Random House Step into Reading) was awarded the Maryland Library Association's 2005 Blue Crab Young Reader Award for Nonfiction and was selected by the National Science Teachers Association as recommended classroom reading. Her books have been favorably reviewed in Booklist, Horn Book, School Library Journal, Children's Literature, and regional newspapers and magazines.
Ginjer is an experienced and engaging school, library, and conference presenter, who has appeared at hundreds of elementary schools, regional reading and writing conferences, statewide book festivals, bookstores and libraries, and even a zoo. She is a graduate of James Madison University and lives in Richmond, Virginia, with her husband, young son, and several silly pets.
Connect with me on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at /@#ginjerclarkebooks
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