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.
Steve Jobs: Thinking Differently
(Aladdin US, 2012)
Best Books for 2013, Starred,
Bank Street Children’s Book Committee
(Dial Books for Young Readers, Spring 2014)
|Muddy Mud Bud
Penguin Young Readers, L1
(Grosset & Dunlap US, Spring 2014)
Agent: Fiona Kenshole