Kate Hannigan Issa

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General Information

Name: Kate Hannigan Issa

Pen Name: Kate Hannigan

Genres: Non-Fiction


Website: www.thegoodfunbook.com and http://www.katesbooks.com/

Twitter: twitter.com/katechicago

Blog: http://dotmomming.blogspot.com/

Email: Kate(at)TheGoodFunBook.com

Illinois Connection

Issa lives in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Kate Hannigan Issa grew up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In college, she studied journalism which led her to work for newspapers on both coasts and Texas before settling in Chicago. Issa still loves researching and writing but now does it for her blog and middle-grade books. She has written the Cupcake Cousins series and the historical novel The Detective's Assistant.

Published Works

Written under the name Kate Hannigan Issa

  • The Good Fun Book:..., Blue Marlin, 2010 - written with Karen Duncan

Written under the name Kate Hannigan

Cupcake Cousins Series:

  • Cupcake Cousins, Disney-Hyperion, 2014
  • Summer Showers, Disney-Hyperion, 2015
  • Winter Wonders, Disney-Hyperion, 2016

Stand Alone Title:

  • The Detective's Assistant, Little, Brown, 2015

Titles at Your Library

The Good Fun! Book: 12 Months of Parties that Celebrate Service

ISBN: 0979291852
Release Date: 2010-10-22

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Cupcake Cousins, Book 1 Cupcake Cousins

ISBN: 1423178300
Release Date: 2014-05-13

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Cupcake Cousins, Book 2 Summer Showers

ISBN: 1484716620
Release Date: 2015-06-16

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Cupcake Cousins, Book 3 Winter Wonders

ISBN: 1484716639
Release Date: 2016-09-06

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The Detective's Assistant

ISBN: 0316403512
Release Date: 2015-04-07

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Literary Awards

The Detective's Assistant

  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2015
  • Best Book, Chicago Public Library, 2015
  • Starred Review, Booklist
  • Five Star Review, Common Sense Media
  • Starred Review, The Center for Children's Books
  • Starred Review, Booklist
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2016

Cupcake Cousins Books 1 & 2

  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Kate likes connecting with students in the classroom. Go to her "School Visits" page to find out about her programs and to invite her to your school!

External Links

Kate Hannigan Issa on WorldCat


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