2007 Conference

Lois Lowry

Winner of a Newbery Medal for The Giver and Number the Stars, Lois Lowry is the author of more than thirty books for children and young adults, including the popular Anastasia Krupnik series. She has received countless honors, among them the Boston Globe-Horn Book Award, the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, the California Young Reader’s Medal, and the Mark Twain Award. Her first novel, A Summer to Die, was awarded the International Reading Association’s Children’s Book Award and her most recent novel, Gossamer, was published this summer. Ms. Lowry now divides her time between Cambridge and an 1840s farmhouse in Maine.

David Wiesner

Recipient of the Caldecott Medal for Tuesday and for The Three Pigs, David Wiesner is one of the most original and imaginative children’s book illustrators working today. Specializing in wildly fanciful images with few words, his books appeal to a wide range of audiences and ages.  One of the most honored artists in his field, Wiesner has not only won two Caldecott Medals, he has also received two Caldecott Honor Books designations (Sector 7 and Free Fall), among other awards. His most recent wordless picture book is Flotsam, published in September 2006.  Mr. Wiesner lives near Philadelphia with his family.

Candace Fleming

Author of Boxes for KatjeOur Eleanor: A Scrapbook Look at Eleanor Roosevelt’s Remarkable LifeMucha! Muncha! Muncha! and more!

Pat Mora

Author of A Birthday Basket for TiaDona Flor: A Tall Tale About a Giant Woman with a Great Big HeartTomas and the Library Lady and more!