AUTHOR OF The Losers Club, The Map Trap, the Benjamin Pratt and the Keepers of the School series, About Average, Troublemaker, Extra Credit, Lost and Found, the Things series, No Talking, Room One, Lunch Money, the Jake Drake series, Week in the Woods, The School Story, The Landry News, The Christmas Story and Frindle
Bio: New York Times best-selling author Andrew Clements taught in the public schools near Chicago for seven years before moving east to begin a career in publishing and writing. He has written many popular middle-grade novels. He now lives in Massachusetts. Sometimes kids ask him how he's been able to write so many books. His answer is simple: one word at a time. You don't have to do everything at once. You don't have to know how every story is going to end. You just have to take that next step, look for that next idea, write that next word.
Awards and Honors: Lone Star Reading List 2003-2004 (Things Not Seen)
Teacher's Guides: Common Core Curriculum Guides The Map Trap, We Hold These Truths, In Harm’s Way, Extra Credit, No Talking, Lunch Money, Frindle