Rosanne Parry

Rosanne Parry is the author of four award-winning middle grade novels at Random House. Her most recent novel, The Turn of the Tide, has starred reviews from School Library Journal and Booklist. Rosanne’s books have more than 20 awards to their name, including a Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year (Heart of a Shepherd, 2009) and a Bank Street Children’s Best Book of the Year (Written in Stone, 2013). She is a part-time book monger at legendary Portland, Oregon bookstore, Annie Bloom’s, and an adjunct instructor in the Masters in Book Publishing program at Portland State University. She lives with her family in an historic farmhouse and writes in a treehouse in her backyard.

hires-cover-tideTHE TURN OF THE TIDE, Random House Children’s, 2016
  • Starred review School Library Journal
  • Starred review Booklist


writteninstone_finalartWRITTEN IN STONE, Random House Children’s, 2013
  • 2013 Junior Library Guild Selection
  • 2013 Mock Newbery List Andersons Bookstore
  • 2013 Short list for the Pacific Northwest Booksellers Book Award
  • 2013 New York Public Library 100 best books for reading and sharing
  • 2013 Amelia Bloomer Project list for books with significant feminist content
  • 2014 finalist for the Oregon Book Award given by Oregon Literary Arts
  • 2014 Best Books of the Year list from Bank Street Children’s Literature Center
  • 2014 WILLA award from Women Writing the West for a children’s novel with a female character set in the American West.
  • Oregon Battle of the Books list for 6th to 8th grade 2015-2016
  • Community-wide Read, The Dalles, Oregon 2016
978-0-375-86166-6SECOND FIDDLE, Random House Children’s, 2011
  • Spring of 2011 an Indy Next pick by independent booksellers
  • 2011 Parents’ Choice Recommended Award Winner
  • Oct. 2012 Oregon Spirit Book Award from the Oregon Council of Teachers of English
  • 2013-2014 Oregon Battle of the Books list for 6th to 8th grade.


HEART OF A SHEPHERD, Random House Children’s, 2009
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year 2009
  • Horn Book Fanfare Best Books of 2009
  • Washington Post Best Children’s Books of 2009
  • ABC Best Books for Chidren 2009
  • Starred review from Hornbook Magazine, May/June 2009.
  • Starred review from Kirkus, December 1st 2008.
  • Publishers Weekly Flying Start Author 2009
  • Indy Next Pick spring of 2009
  • 2010 Rodda Award given by the Church and Synagogue Library Association
  • 2010 Oregon Spirit Book Award from the Oregon Council of Teachers of English
  • Oregon Battle of the Books List for the 2010/11 school year
  • Nominated for a Cybil award in Middle Grade fiction– an award chosen by children’s book bloggers
  • 2010 Honor Book for the Judy Lopez Memorial Award given by the Women’s National Book Association
  • 2010 Capital Choices Notable Book for Middle Grade Readers
  • A nominee for children’s choice book awards in Oregon, Hawaii, Wyoming, South Dakota, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, New Jersey, Minnesota, South Carolina and Maryland.
  • 2012 One City One Book, Pendleton, Oregon
  • 2013 South Carolina Jr. Book Award