Patricia Lakin


Patricia Lakin, an award-winning author, has written more than forty books for children, most recently BICYCLES and SKATEBOARDS (both 2017), part of her “Made By Hand” series from Simon & Schuster/Aladdin. Of BICYCLES Booklist wrote, “The entire creative process, inception through marketing a finished product, is explored. Young readers are challenged to pursue their own creative interests.” Of SKATEBOARDS Kirkus Reviews wrote, “The tone of the narrative voice remains upbeat and energetic throughout…”

Patty’s other books include: Beach Day (Dial), which was featured on KidLit.TV for a read aloud special and an IRA/CBC Best Book, Clarence the Copycat (Doubleday), a 2004-2005 Golden Sower Honor Book, Don’t Forget (Aladdin), a CBC Outstanding Social Studies Trade Book, and Abigail Adams, First Lady of the American Revolution, (Simon & Schuster), an ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Selection, as well as Snow Day, Rainy Day, (Dial) and the Max and Mo Series (Simon & Schuster) all of which were selected as Best Books by Bank Street’s Children’s Book Committee.

After graduating from Boston University, she moved to New York City and taught elementary school for eleven years. But it dawned on Patricia that her tendency to daydream, her desire to weave stories, and her passion for buying pens, pencils, and other stationery items, all had a marvelous outlet – writing.

Since she still has vivid memories of being an eight-year old girl, writing for her inner child was a natural choice. She has been writing full time for the past twenty-five years. The presentations and workshops she gives at both local and international schools allow Patricia to combine both loves – writing and teaching.

She and her husband, Lee Koenigsberg, have two grown sons.

More information about Patricia Lakin can be found on her website: patricialakin.com

Author photo by Benjahmin Koenigsberg.

Non-Fiction

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Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently
(Aladdin US, 2012)
Best Books for 2013, Starred,
Bank Street Children’s Book Committee

Reprinted, 2016

Skateboards
(Aladdin US, 2017)

 

 

Bicycles
(Aladdin US, 2017)

Picture Books

  Playground Adventures
(Dial Books for Young Readers, Spring 2014)
 Muddy Mud Bud Muddy Mud Bud
Penguin Young Readers, L1
(Grosset & Dunlap US, Spring 2014)

Series

Snow Day!
(Dial Books for Young Readers, 2002)
Junior Library Guild Selection
Children’s Book of the Month Club Selection
Bank Street Children’s Book Committee, Best Books
for  2002
Beach Day!
(Dial Books for Young Readers, 2004)
IRA/CBC Children’s Choice Book
Junior Library Guild Selection
Bank Street Children’s Book Committee, Best Books for 2004
Rainy Day!
(Dial Books for Young Readers, 2007)
Junior Library Guild Selection
Bank Street Children’s Book Committee, Best Books for 2008, starred
 Camping Day!
(Dial Books for Young Readers, 2009)
Junior Library Guild Selection
Ready to Read: Childhood of Famous Americans
  Amelia Earhart: More Than a Flier
(Aladdin US, 2003)
  Helen Keller and the Big Storm
(Aladdin US, 2002)
Children’s Book of the Month Club Selection
Ready to Read: Stories of Famous Americans
  Harry Houdini: Escape Artist
(Aladdin US, 2002)
  Clara Barton: Spirit of the American Red Cross
(Aladdin US, 2004)
Bank Street Children’s Books Committee, Best Books for 2004
  Albert Einstein: Genius of the Twentieth Century
(Aladdin US, 2005)
  Abigail Adams: First Lady of the American Revolution
(Aladdin US, 2006)
Bank Street Children’s Books Committee, Best Books for 2006
ALA Amelia Bloomer Project Selection
Ready to Read: Max & Mo
  Max & Mo Make a Snowman
(Aladdin US, 2007)
  Max & Mo’s First Day at School
(Aladdin US, 2007)
Bank Street Children’s Books Committee, Best Books for 2008
  Max & Mo Go Apple Picking
(Aladdin US, 2007)
Bank Street Children’s Books Committee, Best Books for 2008
  Max & Mo’s Halloween Surprise
(Aladdin US, 2008)

Picture Books

  Hurricane
(Millbrook, 2000)
Bank Street Children’s Book Committee, Best Books for 2001
  Fat Chance Thanksgiving
(Albert Whitman, 2001)
Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award
  Subway Sonata
(Millbrook, 2001)
Bank Street Children’s Book Committee, Best Books for 2002
  Clarence the Copy Cat
(Doubleday, 2002)
Honor Book, Nebraska Children’s Choice Golden Sower Award, 2004-2005
Bank Street Children’s Book Committee, Best Books for 2002, starred
Children’s Book of the Month Club Alternative

Agent: Fiona Kenshole