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Grace Lin
Biography: Grace Lin grew up in Upstate New York with her parents and two sisters. While the other sisters became scientists, Grace became an artist. Surprisingly enough, being an artist was not Grace's first choice. She first dreamed of being a champion ice skater, and drew many pictures of herself twirling and dancing on the ice. Unfortunately, Grace had neither the talent nor coordination to make it to skating stardom. However, the pictures she drew of herself held much promise and quickly became Grace's career focus.

After attending the Rhode Island School of Design, Grace quickly set out to achieve her dream of creating children's books. Her first book, The Ugly Vegetables, was published in 1999. Immediate response to this charming and effervescent book based by Grace's own childhood among her mother's gardens of ugly vegetables was overwhelming, even earning a starred review in Kirkus Reviews. As well as being an American Booksellers Association's "Pick of the List" and a Bank's Street College Best Books of the Year, The Ugly Vegetables was nominated for the California Young Reader Children's Choice Award and named a Growing Good Kids Book Award CLASSIC.

Grace followed that success with the publication of over a dozen more books, including Dim Sum for Everyone! and Olivina Flies. Her book Robert's Snow became the inspiration for the cancer fighting fundraiser, Robert's Snow: For Cancer's Cure and was featured on NBC's Today Show.

Richard Scarry's books strongly influenced Grace's desire to become an illustrator. As a child she would read his books and trace the illustrations over and over again.

Grace lives in Somerville, Massachusetts.

To learn more, visit Grace's website, or her blog.

Grace is also a proud member of the Blue Rose Girls.

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Illustrated by: Grace Lin   By author: Ranida McKneally
ISBN: 978-1-57091-360-0
Ages: 
5 - 8
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Price: $16.95
A series of light-hearted haikus combines with clear, scientific prose to present an informed and appealing introduction to the seasons. The science is conveyed in a question-and-answer format, with each season answering a question about weather, the natural world, and the physical effects of the seasons. Topics include wind, water vapor, frost, humidity, and more.

". . . [T]he title ultimately delivers. The gouache illustrations have plenty of child appeal and effectively tie together the poetry and the facts. A welcome addition to any collection in need of seasonal titles."
School Library Journal
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ISBN: 978-1-57091-361-7
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By author: Shelley Gill   Author: Deborah Tobola   Illustrator: Grace Lin
ISBN: 978-0-88106-295-3
Ages: 
6 - 9
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A raise in allowance gives a young girl a whole dollar to spend, but what should she buy? Ten gummy bears? A funny stuffed bunny? The choices are overwhelming, and the shopkeepers are eager to relieve the narrator of her cash. After solving money math problems, the narrator learns that the power of money can lie in preserving its many possibilities.
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Illustrated by: Grace Lin   By author: Grace Lin
ISBN: 978-0-88106-336-3
Ages: 
4 - 7
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A little girl and her mother grow plants that are very different from the colorful flowers their neighbors have in their gardens. These "ugly" plants, however, yield a delicious surprise that the whole neighborhood can enjoy.
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ISBN: 978-1-57091-491-1
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