Andrew Clements

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General Information

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Name: Andrew Clements

Pen Name: None

Born: 1949 in Camden, New Jersey

Website: www.andrewclements.com

Email: N/A


Illinois Connection

Clements was raised in Springfield. He graduated from Northwestern University and National Louis University. He also taught and worked in and around Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andrew Clements grew up in Camden, New Jersey and Springfield, Illinois. After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Northwestern University and a Masters of Arts in Elementary Education from National Louis University, he worked as a teacher. He started his literary career by writing songs. Then he worked for several publishing companies where he published, acquired, edited, marketed, and developed quality children's books. In 1985, Clements added his own work to the market with a picture book entitled Bird Adalbert. His first novel was the award-winning Frindle, which has won sixteen state book awards, as well as the Christopher Award. Clements currently lives in Maine.

Published Works

Picture Books:

  • Bird Adalbert, Picture Book Studio, 1983
  • Santa's Secret Helper, Simon & Schuster, 1990
  • Noah and the Ark and the Animals, Scholastic, 1992
  • Mother Earth's Counting Book, Simon & Schuster, 1992
  • Billy & the Bad Teacher, Simon & Schuster, 1993
  • Who Owns the Cow, Clarion, 1995
  • Double Trouble in Walla Walla, Lerner, 1996
  • Temple Cat, Clarion, 1996
  • Bright Christmas: An Angel Remembers, Clarion, 1996
  • Big Al, Atheneum, 1997
  • Workshop, Clarion, 1999
  • Circus Family Dog, Clarion, 2000
  • Big Al and Shrimpy, Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • Because Your Daddy Loves You, Clarion, 2004
  • Slippers At Home, Dutton, 2004
  • Naptime For Slippers, Dutton, 2005
  • Slippers At School, Dutton, 2005
  • Slippers Loves to Run, Dutton, 2006
  • A Million Dots, Simon & Schuster, 2006
  • Dogku, Simon & Schuster, 2007
  • The Handiest Things in the World, Atheneum, 2010
  • Because Your Mommy Loves You, HMH, 2015


Books for Early Readers:

  • Tara and Tiree, Fearless Friends, A True Story, Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • Brave Norman, A True Story, Aladdin, 2002
  • Ringo Saves the Day!, Aladdin, 2002
  • Dolores and the Big Fire, A True Story, Simon & Schuster, 2002


Chapter Books:

  • Jake Drake, Know-It-All, Simon & Schuster, 2001
  • Jake Drake, Bully Buster, Aladdin, 2002
  • Jake Drake, Teacher's Pet, Aladdin, 2002
  • Jake Drake, Class Clown, Simon & Schuster, 2002


Novels:

  • Frindle, Atheneum, 1998
  • The Landry News, Simon & Schuster, 1999
  • The Janitor`s Boy, Simon & Schuster, 2000
  • The School Story, Aladdin, 2002
  • The Jacket, Atheneum, 2002
  • Things Not Seen, Philomel Books, 2002
  • A Week in the Woods, Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • The Report Card, Simon & Schuster, 2003
  • The Last Holiday Concert, Simon & Schuster, 2004
  • Lunch Money, Atheneum, 2007
  • No Talking, Simon & Schuster, 2007
  • Things Hoped For, Puffin, 2008
  • Room One, A Mystery or Two, Aladdin, 2008
  • Things That Are, Philomel Books, 2008
  • Lost and Found, Antheneum, 2008
  • Extra Credit, 2009 Antheneum, 2009
  • We the Children, Antheneum, 2010
  • Fear Itself, Antheneum, 2010
  • Troublemaker, Atheneum, 2013
  • We Hold These Truths,Atheneum, 2013
  • The Whites of Their Eyes, Atheneum, 2013
  • In Harm's Way, Atheneum, 2014
  • The Map Trap, Atheneum, 2014
  • About Average, Atheneum, 2014
  • The Losers Club, Random House, 2017


Titles for Purchase and at Your Library


Literary Awards

Brave Norman

  • Henry Bergh Award Honor Book, ASPCA

Dogku

  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Black Eyed Susan Book Award Master List, State of Maryland
  • Golden Sower Masterlist, Nebraska
  • KIND Children's Book Award Honor Book
  • Bluegrass Award, Kentucky
  • Monarch Award Master List, Illinois
  • Children's Book Award Master List, North Carolina
  • Beehive Award Master List, Utah

A Million Dots

  • Prairie Pasque Award, South Dakota
  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, Indiana

Big Al and Shrimpy

  • Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, Indiana

Double Trouble in Walla Walla

  • Children's Books Mean Business, CBC
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Indiana

Jake Drake, Bully Buster

  • Pick of the Lists, ABA

The Map Trap

  • Black Eyed Susan Book Award Master List, Maryland
  • Charlie May Simon Book Award ML, Arkansas
  • Gate City Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
  • State Reading Circle List Intermediate Title, Kansas
  • Horned Toad Tales List, Texas
  • Readers’ Choice Award Master List, Virginia
  • Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Tennessee
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List, Kansas
  • State Reading Association's Reading List, Wisconsin

About Average

  • Keystone to Reading Book Award Master List, Pennsylvania

Troublemaker

  • Best Children's Book of the Year Selection Title, Bank Street
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List, Vermont

We the Children

  • Great Stone Face Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
  • Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana
  • Student Book Award Master List, Maine
  • Children's Book Award Master List, Massachusetts

Extra Credit

  • Best Books of the Year - with Outstanding Merit, Bank Street
  • Bluestem Book Award Master List, Illinois
  • Booklinks Lasting Connections
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Book, CBC/NCSS
  • Charlie May Simon Book Award ML, Arkansas
  • Christopher Award
  • Celebrate With Books Selection, Cleveland Public Library
  • Golden Sower Masterlist, Nebraska
  • ILA/CBC Children's Choices
  • Children's Choice Award Master List, Iowa
  • Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
  • Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico
  • Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana
  • Parents' Choice Award
  • Rebecca Caudill Award Master List, Illinois
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Master List, Florida
  • Beehive Award Master List, Utah
  • Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Tennessee
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List, Kansas

Lost and Found

  • Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
  • Children's Book Award Master List, Colorado
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List, Wyoming
  • Children's Book Award Master List, Massachusetts
  • Volunteer State Book Award, Tennessee
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, Indiana

No Talking

  • New York Times® Bestseller
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Black Eyed Susan Book Award, Maryland
  • Bluestem Book Award Master List, Illinois
  • Young Reader Medal, California
  • Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
  • Children's Crown Award
  • Children's Book Award Master List, Colorado
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List, Vermont
  • Flicker Tale Children's Book Award Master List, North Dakota
  • Golden Archer Award Master List, Wisconsin
  • Great Stone Face Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List, Wyoming
  • Children's Choice Award Master List, Iowa
  • Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
  • Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico
  • Children's Book Award Master List, Massachusetts
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Award Master List, Minnesota
  • 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library
  • Battle of the Books List, Oregon
  • Literary Award Finalist, PEN USA
  • Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Pacific Northwest
  • Reader's Choice Award, Pennsylvania
  • Prairie Pasque Award, South Dakota
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Master List, Florida
  • Beehive Award Master List, Utah
  • Readers’ Choice Award Master List, Virginia
  • Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Tennessee
  • Children's Book Award Master List, West Virginia

Room One

  • Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
  • Edgar Allan Poe Award
  • Golden Sower Master List, Nebraska
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List, Wyoming
  • Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana
  • Young Reader's Choice Award Master List, Pacific Northwest
  • Book Award Honor Book, SSLI
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Indiana

Things Hoped For

  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Lunch Money

  • Best Books of the Year, Bank Street
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Book, CBC/NCSS
  • Charlie May Simon Honor Book, Arkansas
  • Garden State Children's Book Award, New Jersey Library Association
  • Golden Archer Award Master List, Wisconsin
  • Kansas State Reading Circle List Starred Intermediate Title
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Award Master List, Minnesota
  • Nene Award Master List, Hawaii

The Last Holiday Concert

  • Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
  • Common Sense Media Best Book Award
  • Garden State Children's Book Award, New Jersey Library Association
  • Great Stone Face Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
  • Kansas State Reading Circle List Intermediate Title
  • Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
  • Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana
  • Mark Twain Award Master List, Missouri
  • Children's Book Award Master List, North Carolina
  • Children's Book Award Master List, Rhode Island
  • Prairie Pasque Children's Book Award Master List, South Dakota
  • Young Readers List, Virginia
  • Volunteer State Book Award Master List, Tennessee
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List, Kansas
  • Young Hoosier Book Award Master List, Indiana

The Report Card

  • Blue Hen Book Award Master List, Delaware
  • Charlie May Simon Book Award Master List, Arkansas
  • Charlotte Award Suggested Reading List, New York
  • Gate City Book Award Master List, New Hampshire
  • Golden Archer Award Master List, Wisconsin
  • Reading Circle List Intermediate Title, Kansas
  • Bluegrass Award, Kentucky
  • Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico
  • Mark Twain Award Master List, Missouri
  • Parents' Choice Award
  • SSLI Book Award Honor Book
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award Master List, Kansas

A Week in the Woods

  • Golden Sower Masterlist, Nebraska
  • Children's Choices, ILA/CBC
  • Bluegrass Award, Kentucky
  • Keystone to Reading Book Award, Pennsylvania
  • Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico

The Jacket

  • Booklinks Lasting Connections
  • Young Readers' Choice Master List, Louisiana

The School Story

  • Young Reader Medal, California
  • Indian Paintbrush Book Award Master List, Wyoming

The Janitor's Boy

  • Nene Award Master List, Hawaii

Frindle

  • Black Eyed Susan Book Award< Maryland
  • Capitol Choices List, Washington, DC
  • Charlie May Simon Children's Book Award, Arkansas
  • Best of the Best, Chicago Public Library
  • Christopher Award
  • Dorothy Canfield Fisher Book Award Master List, Vermont
  • Family Fun Magazine - Best Kids Books
  • Children's Book Award, Georgia
  • Golden Sower Master List, Nebraska
  • Great Stone Face Children's Book Award, New Hampshire
  • Horn Book Fanfare
  • Judy Lopez Memorial Award Honor Book
  • Bluegrass Award Master List, Kentucky
  • Land of Enchantment Children's Master List, New Mexico
  • Student Book Award Master List, Maine
  • Children's Book Award, Massachusetts
  • Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award, Minnesota
  • 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library
  • Young Readers' Award, Nevada
  • Children's Book Award, North Carolina
  • Battle of the Books List, Oregon
  • Young Reader's Choice Award, Pacific Northwest
  • Parents' Choice Silver Honor Winner
  • Young Reader's Choice Award Pennsylvania
  • Phoenix Award Winner
  • Prairie Pasque Award, South Dakota
  • Rebecca Caudill Young Reader's Book Award, Illinois
  • Children's Book Award, Rhode Island
  • Sasquatch Reading Award, Washington
  • Sequoyah Children's Master List, Oklahoma
  • Sunshine State Young Reader's Award Master List, Florida
  • Bluebonnet Master List, Texas
  • Children's Choice Award, Utah
  • Young Readers List, Virginia
  • William Allen White Children's Book Award, Kansas
  • Young Hoosier Book Award, Indiana
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact: Agent: Writers House, 21 West 26th St., New York, NY 10010.

External Links

Andrew Clements on WorldCat


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