Deposit Elementary is excited to be welcoming esteemed author, Kate Messner, to Author Day.

Kate Messner is passionately curious and writes books that encourage kids to wonder, too. Her titles include award-winning picture books like Over and Under the Pond, The Brilliant Deep, and Rolling Thunder; novels that tackle real-world issues like Chirp, Breakout, and The Seventh Wish; mysteries and thrillers like Capture the Flag, Eye of the Storm, and Waking Up Missing; the Fergus and Zeke as reader series; and the popular chapter book series Ranger in Time about a time-traveling search and rescue dog and History Smashers, books with fun, well-researched fast history for kids who wants the truth in an engaging and entertaining way.

Kate Messner is an award-winning author whose books ae often selected for community-wide reads like the One School, One Book Program. Her books are often included on prestigious notable and best lists such as the new York Times Notable, Junior Library Guild, Indie Bound, and Bank Street College of Education Best Books. Her novel The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. won the E.B. White Read Aloud Medal and her science picture books been finalists for the American Academy for the Advancement of Sciences/Subaru SB&F prize for excellence in science writing.

Congratulations, Kate Messner, on receiving the 2022 Empire State Award of Excellence in Literature for Young People.

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