Amy Timberlake

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General Information

Name: Amy Timberlake

Pen Name: None

Born: in Seattle, Washington



Illinois Connection

Timberlake graduated with her Masters from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Amy Timberlake is an author and illustrator. She has worked as a book reviewer & columnist, a children’s bookseller, a book event coordinator, and as the Public Information Officer of the Virginia Commission for the Arts.

Published Works

Illustrated Books:

  • The Dirty Cowboy, Ferrar, Straus and Giroux, 2003 - written by Adam Rex


  • That Girl Lucy Moon, Hyperion, 2006
  • One Came Home, Knopf, 2013

Titles at Your Library

The Dirty Cowboy

ISBN: 0374317917
Release Date: 2003-08-08

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Literary Awards

The Dirty Cowboy

  • Golden Kite Award, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
  • Gold Medal, Parents Choice
  • Notable Book, International Reading Association, 2004
  • First Prize, Marion Vannett Ridgway Awards, 2004
  • Finalist, Spur Award (Western Writers of America)
  • Finalist, Southeast Booksellers Association 2004 Book Award

That Girl Lucy Moon

  • Book Sense Pick
  • “100 Titles for Reading & Sharing,” New York Public Library
  • Bank Street Best Children’s Book, 2007
  • Amelia Bloomer Book, 2007
  • Friends of American Writers Literary Award

One Came Home

  • Newbery Honor Book
  • ALA-ALSC Notable Children's Book
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Juvenile Novel
  • 2013 Junior Library Guild pick
  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Starred Review, The Horn Book
  • Starred Review, The School Library Journal
  • 2014 ILLINOIS READS Book

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Amy Timberlake on WorldCat


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