Mark Teague: 

Mark Teague  is the internationally bestselling illustrator (and author) of more than 50 books for young readers. Highly creative and a brilliant innovator, he has delighted audiences with a broad range of books, including Jane Yolen's How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?, an ALA Notable Book so popular it became an award-winning series, selling more than 15 million copies. In 2015 he and  Jane Yolen will publish How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe?-- a warm and engaging look at ways children can stay safe, which we hope will  encourage parents and teachers to have more extensive discussions about avoiding danger, knowing how and when to dial 9-1-1, and what to do in case of trouble. Picture Books penned by Mark  include the  prize-winningDear Mrs. LaRue: Letters from Obedience School, which won the Book Sense Book of the Year Award and the Christopher Medal, among its many honors; and most recently Firehouse! andThe Three Little Pigs and the Somewhat Bad Wolf.  Teague also delighted children and teachers with Poppleton, his acclaimed series of readers by Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant.

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In 2009 Mark published his first middle-grade novel, which received enthusiastic reviews. The Doom Machine is a witty, humorous, adventure story about a boy who tries to save the world from very funny space aliens. Mark's books are regularly on Time's Ten Best Books of the Year; Bank Street's Best Books of the Year list; and the IRA Children's Choice list. The Children's Choice awards given by young

readers. Mark lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife and two daughters.

      Truth or fiction: Mark Teague and Bonnie Verburg share the same birthday. And Jane Yolen's birthday  is the next day…. True!

Mark Teague and Jane Yolen

Versatility! From board books to picture books to easy readers to middle-grade novels, it seems as if Mark Teague can do anything! What surprises does he have up his sleeve for the future? Shhhhh!  Something new and wonderful that will absolutely amaze you. Stay tuned!