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Carolyn Crimi Carolyn Crimi’s  presentations have been described as “enthusiastic,” “inspiring” and “hysterically funny.” She enjoys doing author visits at elementary schools around the country. Currently Carolyn does about fifty a year, so she has lots of experience! During her presentations, Carolyn discusses her writing process with an emphasis on where she gets her ideas. She also discusses the many revisions she makes before she sends a manuscript to an editor. Throughout the 30-45 minute presentation she keeps things lively and fun. She is comfortable doing presentations for all grade levels.

Carolyn received her M.F.A. in Writing for Children from Vermont College in 2000. Her list of award-winning books includes OUTSIDE, INSIDE (Simon & Schuster, 1995), KIDDING AROUND CHICAGO (Avalon Travel Publishing, 1998), DON'T NEED FRIENDS (Random House, 1999), TESSA'S TIP-TAPPING TOES (Orchard, 2002), BORIS AND BELLA (Harcourt, 2004), GET BUSY, BEAVER! (Orchard, 2004), HENRY AND THE BUCCANEER BUNNIES (Candlewick, 2005), THE LOUDS MOVE IN! (Marshall Cavendish, 2006), WHERE’S MY MUMMY? (Candlewick, 2008), HENRY AND THE CRAZED CHICKEN PIRATES (Candlewick, 2009), PRINCIPAL FRED WON'T GO TO BED! (Marshall Cavendish, 2010) and DEAR TABBY (Harper, 2011). Upcoming titles include ROCK AND ROLL MOLE, (Dial, 2011), and PUGS IN A BUG (Dial, 2011). In addition to her trade books, Carolyn writes for many educational publishers and is the author of a middle-grade mystery novel with Rigby Educational Publishing.


Carolyn also reviews funny books for kids along with children's authors Andrea Beaty and Julia Durango. For more information, see the link to Three Silly Chicks below.

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