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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Amy Timberlake  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: in Seattle, Washington

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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.


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

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Selected Titles At Your Library

One came home
ISBN: 9781629202402. OCLC Number: 882401126

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In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.

One came home /
ISBN: 0375869255. OCLC Number: 761334660

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In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly. But when Georgie blurts out something she shouldn't, her older sister Agatha flees, running off with a pack of "pigeoners" trailing the passenger pigeon migration. And when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body -- wearing Agatha's blue-green ball gown -- everyone assumes the worst. Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down (and coffined) before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister. She will track every last clue and shred of evidence to bring Agatha home. Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.

That Girl Lucy Moon /
ISBN: 0786852992. OCLC Number: 231372015

Hyperion,. .

Lucy Moon, a self-proclaimed activist who fights corruption and injustice, is labeled a "bad influence" when she goes up against the richest woman in town over the issue of sledding rights on Wiggins Hill.

That Girl Lucy Moon.
ISBN: 9781439581728. OCLC Number: 276334910

Paw Prints. .

The dirty cowboy
ISBN: 9780374317911. OCLC Number: 47947505

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Telling his faithful dog to make sure nobody touches his clothes but him, a cowboy jumps into a New Mexico river for a bath, not realizing just how much the scrubbing will change his scent.