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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Andrea Beaty  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Benton, Illinois

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Beaty was born in Benton and currently resides in Naperville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Andrea Beaty is a New York Times bestselling children's author who was raised in a small southern Illinois town, where her family ran a tiny grocery store. When she wasn’t roaming the nearby fields with her brothers and sisters, she was reading Nancy Drew mysteries up in the branches of a maple tree. Beaty attended Southern Illinois University and studied Biology and Computer Science. After that, she worked for a computer software company where she helped people with their computer problems and did some technical writing. She attributes her tech writing as great training for writing for kids because it taught her to be a "fierce self-editor".


Body of Work

Prairie State for Excellence in Children�s Writing Award, Illinois Reading Council, 2014

Ada Twist, Scientist

New York Times #1 Bestseller

Bestseller, Wall Street Journal

Bestseller, USA Today

ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies

Bank Street Best Books

Gate City Book Award, Nashua, NH

Doctor Ted

Jr. Library Guild

Gold medal, National Association of Parenting Publications

ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2014

Dorko the Magnificent

Young Hoosier Award - Intermediate, Indiana, 2015-16

Starred Review, School Library Journal

Firefighter Ted

Gold Medal, NAPP National Association of Parenting Publications

Iggy Peck, Architect

Silver Honor, Parents' Choice

Top Ten Children's Picture Books, Time Magazine

Top 10, Architect World

Friends of American Writers

Best Book, Bank Street College

Rosie Revere, Engineer

New York Times Bestseller

iTunes Top 10 Children's Books

Red Book Top 15 Children's Books

Geek Dad Best Books of Year

Great Lakes Great Reads Award, 2015

Amelia Bloomer Project, American Library Association, 2014

Reading is Fundamental Multicultural Collection

Parents' Choice Gold Medal

Short List, Little Rebels Children's Book Award

Missouri Preliminary Show Me State Award, 2015

ReadBoston Read Aloud Winner, 2013

Secrets of the Cicada Summer

Borders Original Voices

Gold medal, National Association of Parenting Publications

ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013

Sofia Valdez, Future Prez

New York Times #1 Bestseller

USA Today Bestseller

Wall Street Journal Bestseller

ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020

When Giants Come to Play

Barbara Karlin Honor, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

Selected Titles At Your Library

Aaron Slater, Illustrator.
ISBN: 1419753967. OCLC Number: 1249752010

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Ada Twist and the perilous pants /
ISBN: 1419734229. OCLC Number: 1048939315

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"When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what's the best plan for getting him down?"--

Ada Twist's big project book for stellar scientists /
ISBN: 141973024X. OCLC Number: 1005198919

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"For curious young minds who ask why? how? what? when? and then why? again and again, the bestselling team behind Ada Twist, Scientist has developed a STEM project book based on the beloved character. Ada herself will take readers through the scientific method and introduce them to some of her favorite sciences, including chemistry, botany, astronomy, and environmental science. Budding scientists will solve everyday mysteries and come to think more critically about the world around them. Like Rosie's and Iggy's project books, Ada's will be empowering and kid-friendly, with tons of classroom and parent appeal. No kid's lab would be complete without it!"--

Ada Twist, scientist
ISBN: 9781419721373. OCLC Number: 944956260

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Ada Twist is a very curious girl who shows perseverance by asking questions and performing experiments to find things out and understand the world.

Artist Ted
ISBN: 9781416953746. OCLC Number: 659304791

Margaret K. McElderry Books,. .

Ted decides that his bedroom, as well as his school, needs the touch of an artist and when he cannot fine one, he becomes one for the day, to the dismay of his mother, principal, and a new classmate, Pierre.

Attack of the fluffy bunnies /
ISBN: 0810984164. OCLC Number: 430838799

Amulet Books,. .

At Camp Whatsitooya, twins Joules and Kevin and new friend Nelson face off against large, rabbit-like creatures from the Mallow Galaxy who thrive on sugar, but are not above hypnotizing and eating human campers.

Dorko the magnificent
ISBN: 9781419706387. OCLC Number: 808215992

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Robbie Darko is an old-school, pull-a-rabbit-out-of-your-hat-style magician, but despite his best efforts, something always goes wrong with his tricks until crotchety Grandma Melvyn moves in and teaches him something about the true meaning of magic.

Dr. Ted
ISBN: 9781416928201. OCLC Number: 63692572

Atheneum Books for Young Readers,. .

After bumping his knee one morning, Ted decides to become a doctor, but he has only one problem--he has no patients.

Firefighter Ted /
ISBN: 1416928219. OCLC Number: 244354508

Margaret K. McElderry Books,. .

When Ted awakens to the smell of smoke and cannot find a firefighter, he decides to become one for the day, much to the dismay of his mother, neighbors, principal, and classmates.

Fluffy Bunnies 2: The Schnoz of Doom
ISBN: 1419710516. OCLC Number: 890510161

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Film-loving twins Joules and Kevin face new evil bunnies from outer space when odorous extraterrestrials that use "smellepathy" to control their prey's brain arrive to conquer the world.

Happy birthday Madame Chapeau /
ISBN: 1419712195. OCLC Number: 870199831

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When a crow flies off with her birthday bonnet as she walks to dinner, Madame Chapeau chases the thief through the streets of Paris while admirers offer her replacement hats, but none seem quite right until someone offers a special gift.

Hide and sheep
ISBN: 9780545458795. OCLC Number: 788564454

Scholastic,. .

Farmer McFitt must round up his sheep, which have strayed all over town, in order to shear them to make wool so that he can knit clothing.

Hush, Baby Ghostling
ISBN: 9781416925453. OCLC Number: 190859380

Margaret K. McElderry Books,. .

At bedtime, a mother ghost reassures her child that there is nothing to fear in their haunted home, especially not humans, since they are make-believe.

Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion
ISBN: 1419736922. OCLC Number: 1111939752

Abrams. .

Iggy is delighted when Ada Twist's Aunt Bernice inherits a mansion featuring his favorite architectural periods, but unless the Questioneers can find its missing antiques, the house may be lost forever. Includes information about Art Deco and Art Nouveau, facts about unusual cats, a recipe for ice cream, and a biographical note on Ida B. Wells.

Iggy Peck's big project book for amazing architects
ISBN: 9781419718922. OCLC Number: 989519662

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Creativity meets curiosity and critical thinking in this project book from the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind Iggy Peck, Architect, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Ada Twist, Scientist. Iggy Peck takes readers through more than 40 exciting STEM and design projects and activities, from drafting and doodling to building and blueprints. Aspiring architects and young dreamers of all kinds will get a sense of the unique mix of science, technology, and art skills used to create lasting structures. Packed with the same quirky humor and gorgeous illustration that made Iggy Peck, Architect a hit, the project book will appeal to fans who are craving more from Miss Greer's clever class--

Iggy Peck, architect /
ISBN: 081091106X. OCLC Number: 69734364

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Ever since he was a baby, Iggy Peck has built towers, bridges, and buildings, which comes in handy when his second grade class is stranded on an island during a picnic.

One girl /
ISBN: 141971905X. OCLC Number: 1142012371

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Inspired by the idea of empowering girls around the world to demand their right to education, one girl lights a small spark which catches fire, and eventually lights up the whole world.

Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters /
ISBN: 9781419733604. OCLC Number: 1031043412

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Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle--one that feels much bigger than herself. Rosie's beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters--a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II--need help inventing something new. And Rosie is just the engineer for the job! After one flop ... then another ... and another ... Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her fellow Questioneers Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie gets the job done. And, along with the Riveters, she rediscovers the meaning of home.

Rosie Revere's big project book for bold engineers
ISBN: 9781419719103. OCLC Number: 962750088

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This is an illustrated book of projects and activities and general information to get young children interested in engineering. It is written by Andrea Beaty, the author of the picture book ROSIE REVERE. It is illustrated by David Roberts, the illustrator of the picture book ROSIE REVERE. It is 96 pages and has full-color illustrations.--

Rosie Revere, engineer /
ISBN: 1419708457. OCLC Number: 823387373

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Where some people see rubbish, Rosie Revere sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Hot dog dispensers, helium pants, python-repelling cheese hats: Rosie's gizmos would astound - if she ever let anyone see them. Afraid of failure, she hides them away under her bed. Until a fateful visit from her great-great-aunt Rose who shows her that a first flop isn't something to fear - it's something to celebrate.

Secrets of the Cicada summer /
ISBN: 0810994720. OCLC Number: 155715147

Amulet Books,. .

Twelve-year-old Lily mourns her brother, and has not spoken since the accident she feels she could have prevented, but the summer Tinny comes to town she is the only one who realizes Lily's secret.

Sofia Valdez and the vanishing vote /
ISBN: 1419743503. OCLC Number: 1140777665

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Sofia is put in charge of overseeing a fair election for a class pet, but first the Questioneers must learn about elections and good journalism--and remember that being a community matters most. Includes facts about the Delano Grape Strike, presidential elections, journalism, and the importance of voting.

Sofia Valdez, future prez /
ISBN: 141973704X. OCLC Number: 1100426393

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When her abuelo is injured at the local landfill, second-grader Sofia is determined to transform the dangerous Mount Trashmore into a park, taking on City Hall in the process.

When giants come to play /
ISBN: 0810957590. OCLC Number: 62282120

Abrams Books for Young Readers,. .

Anna spends her days in the company of gentle giants.