Julie Halpern

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General Information

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Name: Julie Halpern

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: January 14 in Chicago, Illinois

Website: www.juliehalpern.com/

Email: julie@juliehalpern.com

Photo Credit: Matthew Cordell

Illinois Connection

Halpern is a Chicago native and currently resides in a suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Halpern is a middle-school librarian and author. She is married to Matthew Cordell, an Illinois author and illustrator of children's books.

Published Works

  • Toby and the Snowflakes, Houghton Mifflin, 2004 - illustrated by her husband, Illinois author, Matthew Cordell
  • Get Well Soon, Feiwell and Friends, 2007
  • Into the Wild Nerd Yonder, Feiwell and Friends, 2009
  • Don't Stop Now, Feiwel & Friends, 2011
  • Have a Nice Day, Feiwel and Friends, 2012
  • The F- It List, Feiwel and Friends, 2015

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Toby and the Snowflakes

ISBN: 0618420045
Release Date: 2004-09-27

Find on World Cat

Get Well Soon

ISBN: 0312367953
Release Date: 2007-10-02

Find on World Cat

Don't Stop Now

ISBN: 0312643462
Release Date: 2011-06-07

Find on World Cat

Have a Nice Day

ISBN: 1250034205
Release Date: 2013-11-05

Find on World Cat

Literary Awards

Toby and the Snowflakes

  • Starred review in the Center for Children’s Books

Get Well Soon

  • NAMI-NYC Metro 2007 Ken Book Award for an outstanding literary contribution to a better understanding of mental illness

Kirkus Reviews Best YA Book of 2007

  • 2008 Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adult Readers
  • IRA Young Adult Choice 2009
  • 2009 Texas TAYSHAS High School Reading List

Into the Wild Nerd Yonder

  • South Carolina Young Adult Book Award
  • ALA Best Book for Young Adults
  • 2013 ILLINOIS READS Book

Have a Nice Day

  • Kirkus Best Teen Book of 2012
  • Bank Street Best Children's Book of the Year
  • YALSA 2013 Best Fiction for Young Adults

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Julie Halpern on WorldCat

Julie Halpern on Amazon


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