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“Interrupting Chicken” by David Ezra Stein won a Caldecott Honor was a New York Times best-seller. Stein says he “will never forget the experience of sitting in a beloved lap and having a whole world open before me, a world brought to life by the pictures and the grown-up’s voice. That wonder is what I want to re-create in my own books.” Stein’s latest creation is “Because Amelia Smiled” (Candlewick).

Previous National Book Festival Appearances

David Ezra Stein