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National Book Festival

A best-selling author of books for children and adults, Amy Krouse Rosenthal enjoys making many things in addition to books, including short films and salads. Her more than 20 books for children include “Little Pea,” “Exclamation Mark,” “Spoon,” “Chopsticks,” “Wumbers,” “I Wish You More” and her new book with Tom Lichtenheld, “Friendshape” (Scholastic). Among her works for adults are “A Week in the Life of Me,” “The Book of Eleven” and the memoir “Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life.” Rosenthal is a frequent contributor to NPR and TED, and she has made several viral videos including “The Beckoning of Lovely,” “The Money Tree,” “The Kindness Thought Bubble” and “Life Is a Marathon.”

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

Amy Krouse Rosenthal

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