Alice B. McGinty

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General Information

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Name: Alice B. McGinty

Pen Name: None

Born: 1963 in Minneapolis, Minnesota


Website: http://www.alicebmcginty.com


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Illinois Connection

McGinty lives in Urbana, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Alice B. McGinty is the award-winning author of over forty children's books. She writes and publishes fiction, non-fiction and poetry for children.

She is also a Writing Coach, Instructor and Book Reviewer. She teaches writing classes regularly through Urbana Adult Education and takes on clients as a writing coach, critiquing their work and helping them improve their skills. Her book review column appears every third Sunday in the Living Section of the Champaign-Urbana News-Gazette.

Currently, she is the Co-Regional Advisor of the Illinois Chapter of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).

Published Works

Library of Healthy Eating Series

  • Eating Right, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 1997
  • Sleep and Rest, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 1997
  • Let’s Exercise, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 1997
  • Dental Care, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 1997
  • Good Hygiene, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 1997
  • Personal Safety, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 1997


Dogs Helping People Series

  • Police Dogs, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 1998
  • Sled Dogs, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 1998
  • Sheepherding Dogs, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 1998
  • Detector Dogs, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 1998
  • Guide Dogs, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 1998


Hairy Scary Spiders Series

  • The Wolf Spider, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2001
  • The Black Widow, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2001
  • The Tarantula, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2001
  • The Jumping Spider, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2001
  • The Crab Spider, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2001
  • The Orb Weaver, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2001


About the Author Series

  • Meet Daniel Pinkwater, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2002
  • Meet Jane Yolen, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2002
  • Meet Jerry Spinelli, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2002
  • Meet Gail Carson Levine, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2002
  • Meet Laurence Yep, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2002
  • Meet Eve Bunting, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2002


The Library of Food Chains and Webs

  • Producers, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2002
  • Herbivores, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2002
  • Omnivores, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2002
  • Carnivores, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2002
  • Scavengers and Parasites, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2002
  • Decomposers, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2002


The Library of Author Biographies

  • Cynthia Rylant, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2004
  • Sharon Creech, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2005
  • Katherine Paterson, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2005


Stand Along Titles:

  • Mission San Gabriel Arcangel, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 1999
  • Software Designer, Rosen Publishing/PowerKids Press, 2000
  • Celebrating Champaign-Urbana History, Quasar Strategies, Inc., 2000 and 2006
  • Ten Little Lambs, Dial Books for Young Readers, 2002
  • Thank You, World, Dial Books, 2007
  • Eliza's Kindergarten Surprise, Marshall Cavendish, 2007
  • Darwin, Houghton Mifflin Children's Books, 2009
  • Eliza's Kindergarten Pet, Marchall Cavendish, 2010
  • Gandhi: A March to the Sea, Two Lions, 2013
  • Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons, Charlesbridge, 2014

Titles at Your Library

Staying Healthy: Eating Right (Library of Healthy Living)

ISBN: 0531116581
Release Date: 1999-03

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Staying Healthy: Let's Exercise (Library of Healthy Living)

ISBN: 0823951375
Release Date: 2003-01-01

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Staying Healthy: Dental Care (Library of Healthy Living)

ISBN: 0531116611
Release Date: 1999-03

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Staying Healthy: Good Hygiene (Library of Healthy Living)

ISBN: 0531116638
Release Date: 1999-03

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Sled Dogs: Speeding Through Snow (Dogs Helping People)

ISBN: 0823952169
Release Date: 2003-01

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The Wolf Spider (Library of Spiders)

ISBN: 1404233733
Release Date: 2005-09-01

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The Tarantula (Library of Spiders)

ISBN: 0823955664
Release Date: 2002-01-01

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Meet Laurence Yep (About the Author)

ISBN: 0823964108
Release Date: 2003-07

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Meet Eve Bunting (About the Author)

ISBN: 0823964116
Release Date: 2003-08-01

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Herbivores in the Food Chain (Let's Talk Library)

ISBN: 0823957535
Release Date: 2002-01

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Sharon Creech (Library of Author Biographies)

ISBN: 1404206523
Release Date: 2005-04-01

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Celebrating Champaign-Urbana history

ASIN: B0006RGNA8
Release Date: 2000


Literary Awards

Darwin: With Glimpses into his Private Journal and Letters

  • Orbis Pictus Honor Book, 2010
  • Booklist Magazine Top Ten Biographies for Youth, 2009
  • NCSS Notable Social Studies Trade Book
  • Starred Reviews in Booklist, School Library Journal, and Kirkus Reviews
  • ILLINOIS READS Book, Illinois Reading Council, 2014

Thank You, World

  • Selected for the Dolly Parton Imagination Library 2009 and 2011

Rabbi Benjamin's Buttons

  • Sydney Taylor Notable Book, 2014
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly, 2014
  • PJ Book List Selection, PJ Library, 2014

Gahndi: A March to the Sea

  • Starred Review, School Library Journal, 2013
  • South Asia Book Award for Children and Young Adult Literature, South Asia National Outreach Consortium, 2014
  • ILLINOIS READS Book, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Body of Work

  • Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children, Illinois Reading Council, 2016

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

Alice B. McGinty on WorldCat


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