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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tamera Will Wissinger  

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Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction Poetry



Illinois Connection

Wissinger lived in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Tamera Will Wissinger writes stories and poetry for children. Tamera is a graduate of Hamline University's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program. Wissinger currently resides in Florida.

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Titles At Your Library


-- ''Gone Fishing'', *Triple Crown Awards' 2017-2018 Gallery Honor. ALSC 2014 Notable Children's Book, a Children's Book Committee 2014 Best Children's Book of the Year, an International Reading Association 2014 Teachers Choice Book and a 2018 Children's Gallery Honor Book -- ''Gone Camping'', *2017 New York Public Library Best Books for Kids, NCTE Notable Verse Novel Excellence in Poetry Book, Nerdy Book Club Best Poetry and Novel in Verse, and a Grand Canyon Reader Award Nominee -- ''This Old Band'', *2015 Colorado Libraries for Early Literacy Bell Awards Nominee, "SING" Category 2015 Read to the Rhythm - For Little Ones (ages two-five) selection 2015 Chicago Public Library "Giddy Up!" Book 2014 Southwest Book of the Year for Kids, Pima County, Arizona Library