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Corinna Luyken is the author-illustrator of the NY Times bestseller, MY HEART; as well as THE BOOK OF MISTAKES, which received four starred reviews and has been praised by Entertainment Weekly, the Wall Street Journal, NPR, and more.  She also illustrated ADRIAN SIMCOX DOES NOT HAVE A HORSE, written by Marcy Campbell; WEIRD LITTLE ROBOTS, written by Carolyn Crimi; and NOTHING IN COMMON, written by Kate Hoefler. She lives in Olympia, WA with her husband, daughter, and two cats.

 
Frequently Asked Questions:

How do you pronounce your name?
 Koh-ree-nah  Loo-kehn 

See also: Author Name Pronunciation: https://www.teachingbooks.net/pronounce.cgi?aid=29887

Inquiries:
For book illustration inquiries please contact Steven Malk of Writers Housesmalk@writershouse.com

Writers House Art

Books:
NOTHING IN COMMON, written by Kate Hoefler, Fall 2020, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.
WEIRD LITTLE ROBOTS, written by Carolyn Crimi, Candlewick Press.
MY HEART, January 8, 2019, DIAL Books For Young Readers
Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have A Horse, written by Marcy Campbell, 2018, Dial Books For Young Readers
The Book of Mistakes, summer 2017, DIAL Books For Young Readers

Upcoming Books:
SOMETHING GOOD, written by Marcy Campbell, Fall 2021, Little Brown
PATCHWORK, written by Matt de la Pena, Fall 2022, GP Putnam
THE ARGUERS, Spring 2021 Dial.
IN THE DARK, written by Kate Hoefler, Fall 2023, Knopf

Can you tell us a little bit about some of your books?

Q&A about the making of THE BOOK OF MISTAKES

Meet-the-Author of The Book of Mistakes
https://www.teachingbooks.net/qlveh4s

Meet-the-Author of Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have a Horsehttps://www.teachingbooks.net/qlj3tbj

Meet-the-Author of My Hearthttps://www.teachingbooks.net/qla8n5f


Honors and Awards:
2020 Huckepack Award, Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have A Horse
2020 Pacific NW Bookseller Association Award, MY HEART
2019 New York Times Bestseller, MY HEART
2019 Society of Illustrators Showcase, MY HEART
2019 WA State Book Award Finalist, Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have A Horse
2019 Crystal Kite Award, Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have A Horse
2019 Reader's Choice Book Award in Juvenile Literature, Ohioana Library Association, Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have A Horse
2019 Comstock-Gag Read Aloud Book Award, Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have A Horse
2019 3x3 International Merit Award , Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have A Horse
2019 PNBA Book Award Finalist, Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have A Horse

2018 PNBA Book Award, The Book of Mistakes.
2018 Internation Literacy Association Children's Book Award,The Book of Mistakes
2018 SCBWI Crystal Kite Award for The Book of Mistakes
2018 Bologna Ragazzi Opera Prima Honorable Mention, The Book of Mistakes
2018 Goodreads Readers Choice Award Finalist, The Book of Mistakes
2018 WA State Book Award finalist, The Book of Mistakes
2018 3x3 International Silver Medal winner, The Book of Mistakes
2018 Society of Illustrators Showcase, Adrian Simcox Does NOT Have A Horse

2017 NPR Best Books of 2017, The Book of Mistakes
2017 Society of Illustrators Showcase, The Book of Mistakes

2015 Don Freedman Work In Progress Grant: MY HEART, SCBWI International.
2015 Portfolio Showcase Award: SCBWI International Conference in Los Angeles, CA.
2015 Grand Prize Winner: SCBWI WWA Portfolio Showcase. SCBWI Western WA Conference, Seattle, WA.
2014 Second Runner-up: SCBWI WWA Juried Portfolio Show. SCBWI Western WA Conference, Seattle, WA.
2013 Illustration Portfolio Mentee Award: SCBWI Inernational Conference in Los Angeles, CA.
2000 Poetry Fellow: Stadler Center for Poetry, Bucknell University, PA.
1999 Student Scholarship Award: Breadloaf Writers Conference, Ripton, VT.

Random Other:
Some of Corinna's paintings can be seen on the set of the Universal Pictures film Baby Mama.


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