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Barbara Bottner

Barbara Bottner
Barbara Bottner

Barbara Bottner, a New York Times bestselling author, has written (and sometimes illustrated) more than forty titles for children, from wordless picture books to young adult novels. Her work has been translated, animated, and adopted into short musicals. Bootsie Barker Bites, Wallace’s Lists (with Gerald Kruglik), Miss Brooks Loves Books, Priscilla Gorilla, and Amy is Famous are some of her favorites.

Barbara formerly worked in children’s television and CBS prime time comedy, and has published short stories and essays in national newspapers and magazines. She walks her dog Petey and hangs with her husband, Gerald, in Los Angeles.

I Am Here Now

Barbara Bottner
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Set in the 1960s, Barbara Bottner's I Am Here Now is a beautiful novel in verse about one artist’s coming of age. It’s a heartbreaking, powerful and inspiring depiction of what...

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Amy Is Famous

Barbara Bottner; illustrated by Yuyi Chen
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There’s nothing Amy likes more than being famous. It’s so fun to sign autographs for her bear, pose for photos with her parents, and she loves getting gold stars in class.

But...

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