Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: None Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction Born: 1961 in Belvidere, Illinois Sites:
Illinois ConnectionAmato was born in Belvidere and grew up in Libertyville.
Biographical and Professional InformationMary Amato is the author of many acclaimed books for children including ''Please Write in this Book'', which won the Maud Hart Lovelace Book Award as well as ''The Naked Mole-Rat Letters'', which was nominated for six state awards, including the Rebecca Caudill Award in Illinois. A prolific songwriter, Mary also sings, plays the guitar, and teaches songwriting. Several of her books for young adults, including ''Guitar Notes'', features original songs. Mary now lives in Maryland, but she returns to the Chicago area often and enjoys presenting and teaching. Her Skype sessions are also popular.
*"Drooling and Dangerous: The Riot Brothers Return!", Holiday House, 2008 *"Edgar Allan's Official Crime Investigation Notebook", Holiday House, 2010 *"Get Happy", Carolrhoda, 2016 *"Good Crooks: Dog Gone", Egmont, 2014 *"Good Crooks: Missing Monkey", Egmont, 2014 *"Good Crooks: Sniff a Skunk", Egmont, 2014 *"Guitar Notes", EgmontUSA, 2012 *"Invisible Lines", EgmontUSA, 2009 *"Our Teacher is a Vampire and Other (Not) True Stories", Holiday House, 2016 *"Please Write In This Book", Holiday House, 2008 *"Snarf Attack, Underfoodle, and the Secret of Life: The Riot Brothers Tell All", Holiday House, 2006 *"Stinky and Successful: The Riot Brothers Never Stop", Holiday House, 2008 *"Take the Mummy and Run: The Riot Brothers Are on a Roll", Holiday House, 2010 *"The Chicken of the Family", Putnam Juvenile, 2008 *"The Naked Mole-Rat Letters", Holiday House, 2007 *"The Word Eater", Holiday House, 2005 *"Sing with Me, Lucy McGee", Holiday House, 2019 *"News from Me, Lucy McGee", Holiday House, 2018 *"Lucky Me, Lucy McGee", Holiday House, 2020