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Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILDREN C:YOUNG ADULT Fiction Mystery




Illinois Connection

Shurtliff currently resides in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Liesl Shurtliff grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. She studied Music Dance Theatre at Brigham Young University. After she had her first child, she started writing.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """Rump"""

-- *Utah Beehive Award Nominee

-- *New Voices Title, Association of Booksellers for Children, 2013

-- *Best Children's Book, American Book Council, 2013

-- *Inspired Recommendations for Kids from Indie Booksellers, Kid's Indie Next List, 2013

-- *Nerdy Book Club Award, 2013

-- *Young Adult Book Award, International Reading Association Children's, 2014

-- *Finalist, Texas Bluebonnet Award, 2014

-- *Mock Newbery Winner, Anderson�s Bookshop, 2014

-- *Children's Book of the Year, Children's Book Committee at Bank Street College, 2014

-- *Children�s Book Award Finalist, State of Georgia, 2015

-- *Bluegrass Award Finalist State of Kentucky, 2015

-- *Nene Award Finalist, State of Hawaii, 2015

-- *Sunshine State Book Award Finalist, State of Florida, 2015

-- *Golden Sower Master List, State of Nebraska, 2015

-- *Sequoyah Children's Book Master List, State of Oklahoma, 2015

-- *Young Readers Master List, Rebecca Caudill, 2016

-- *Young Reader's Choice Award Finalist, State of Louisiana, 2016

-- *ILLINOIS READS Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2015


-- """Red"""

-- *Bestseller, New York Times, 2016

-- *Starred Review, Shelf Awareness, 2016

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2018


-- """Time Castaway: The Mona Lisa Key"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020