Born: in Benton, Illinois
Pen Name: None Connection to Illinois: Beaty was born in Benton and currently resides in Naperville. Biography: Andrea Beaty is a New York Times bestselling children's author who was raised in a small southern Illinois town, where her family ran a tiny grocery store. When she wasn't roaming the nearby fields with her brothers and sisters, she was reading Nancy Drew mysteries up in the branches of a maple tree. Beaty attended Southern Illinois University and studied Biology and Computer Science. After that, she worked for a computer software company where she helped people with their computer problems and did some technical writing. She attributes her tech writing as great training for writing for kids because it taught her to be a 'fierce self-editor'.
- BODY of WORK Prairie State for Excellence in Children's Writing Award, Illinois Reading Council, 2014, Barbara Karlin Honor, Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators
- Ada Twist and the Perilous Pants Illinois Reads Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2022
- Ada Twist, Scientist New York Times #1 Bestseller, Bestseller, Wall Street Journal and USA Today, ILLINOIS Reads Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017
- Secrets of the Cicada Summer Illinois Reads Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013, Gold medal, National Association of Parenting Publications
- Dr. Ted Jr. Library Guild, Gold medal, National Association of Parenting Publications, ILLINOIS Reads Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2014
- Lila Greer, Teacher of the Year Illinois READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2024
|Aaron Slater and the Sneaky Snake (The Questioneers Book #6)
ISBN: 1419753983 OCLC: Harry N. Abrams 2023 In the sixth book in Andrea Beaty and David Roberts’s New York Times bestselling illustrated Questioneers chapter book series, it’s Aaron Slater, Illustrator, to the rescue when a sly snake slithers into some mischief.Zookeeper Fred loves snakes, but his favorite is a tiny green snake named Vern. Vern is sneaky and constantly tries to hide in Fred’s lunch. When Vern gets loose in the zoo and lands atop a boy’s head, it’s trouble!A few citizens demand that all the snakes must go, and the mayor closes the zoo until the city council decides what to do. Is Vern a menace? Are the snakes a danger to society or a valuable resource for everyone? Who gets to decide?In Aaron Slater and the Sneaky Snake, the Questioneers need all their talents to help Zookeeper Fred, but in the end, it’s Aaron’s art that leads the way.
|Aaron Slater's Big Project Book for Astonishing Artists (The Questioneers)
ISBN: 1419753975 OCLC: Harry N. Abrams 2022 Aaron Slater’s Big Project Book for Astonishing Artists is an inspiring, hands-on book about art, creativity, and how we see the world—featuring the newest Questioneer—from New York Times bestselling creators Andrea Beaty and David Roberts.Make art of all sorts in this project book from the team behind the bestselling Questioneers series. Aaron Slater shows readers how art is everywhere in our world—from the famous paintings and photographs that we know so well to places you may not think as much about, like on stamps or coins—and encourages them to make art of their own based on what they see.More than 40 activities will help to spark creativity, encourage curiosity, and show some of the traits most important to being an artist: being observant, being persistent, and being flexible. From coloring pages to drawing prompts to instructions on how to make your very own puppet show and so much more, this project book encourages and uplifts the youngest artists and creators of tomorrow.Become an astonishing artist, like Aaron Slater:Draw a self-portraitRead about famous artists throughout historyCreate your own flipbook animationDesign labels for your favorite foodsLearn about the different elements of art, like color and shadowMake your own puppet showAnd much more!
|Aaron Slater, Illustrator.
ISBN: 1419753967 OCLC: When Miss Greer asks each child in the class to write a story, second-grader Aaron, who loves to draw but struggles with reading, creates a story using pictures.
|Ada Twist and the Disappearing Dogs: (The Questioneers Book #5)
ISBN: 141974352X OCLC: Harry N. Abrams 2022 Ada Twist and the Disappearing Dogsis the fifth storyin author Andrea Beaty and illustrator David Roberts’s New York Times bestselling Questioneers chapter book series following Ada Twist, the star of the Netflix TV show!Blue River Creek has a problem: there’s a pet thief on the loose! Or at least, Sofia and Iggy are convinced that there is once their pets go missing. But as a scientist, Ada knows it’s important not to jump to conclusions and to follow the facts.How will they find out what really happened to the town’s pets? By using the scientific method, of course! Through making a hypothesis, collecting data, and experimentation, the Questioneers must find the missing animals before even more pets disappear!
|Ada Twist and the perilous pants /
ISBN: 1419734229 OCLC: When Rosie Revere's Uncle Ned gets a little carried away wearing his famous helium pants, it's up to Ada and friends to chase him down. As Uncle Ned floats farther and farther away, Ada starts asking lots of questions: How high can a balloon float? Is it possible for Uncle Ned to float into outer space? And what's the best plan for getting him down? --
|Ada Twist's big project book for stellar scientists /
ISBN: 141973024X OCLC: For curious young minds who ask why? how? what? when? and then why? again and again, the bestselling team behind Ada Twist, Scientist has developed a STEM project book based on the beloved character. Ada herself will take readers through the scientific method and introduce them to some of her favorite sciences, including chemistry, botany, astronomy, and environmental science. Budding scientists will solve everyday mysteries and come to think more critically about the world around them. Like Rosie's and Iggy's project books, Ada's will be empowering and kid-friendly, with tons of classroom and parent appeal. No kid's lab would be complete without it! --
|Ada Twist, scientist
ISBN: 9781419721373 OCLC: Inspired by real-life makers Ada Lovelace and Marie Curie, this beloved #1 bestseller champions STEM, girl power and women scientists in a rollicking celebration of curiosity, the power [of] perseverance, and the importance of asking Why? ...Ada Twist's head is full of questions. Like her classmates Iggy and Rosie - stars of their own New York Times bestselling picture books Iggy Peck, Architect and Rosie Revere, Engineer - Ada has always been endlessly curious. Even when her fact-finding missions and elaborate scientific experiments don't go as planned, Ada learns the value of thinking her way through problems and continuing to stay curious. --
|All About Plants! (Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files #2) (The Questioneers)
ISBN: 141976151X OCLC: Harry N. Abrams 2022 All About Plants (Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files) is the second book in a nonfiction early reader series based on the Netflix show from New York Times bestselling creator of the Questioneers, Andrea Beaty, and author Theanne Griffith.What do plants eat? Why do some plants have flowers and others don’t? And what’s the tallest plant out there?Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files is the perfect nonfiction resource for all these questions and more. Based on the bestselling series and the Netflix show, this nonfiction series is perfect for the youngest scientists of tomorrow as they learn along with Ada. Designed in a scrapbook format, these books combine art from the show, illustrations, and photography to bring simple science concepts to life.
ISBN: 9781416953746 OCLC: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, New York : ©2012. Ted decides that his bedroom, as well as his school, needs the touch of an artist and when he cannot fine one, he becomes one for the day, to the dismay of his mother, principal, and a new classmate, Pierre.
|Attack of the fluffy bunnies /
ISBN: 0810984164 OCLC: New York : Amulet Books, New York : 2010. At Camp Whatsitooya, twins Joules and Kevin and new friend Nelson face off against large, rabbit-like creatures from the Mallow Galaxy who thrive on sugar, but are not above hypnotizing and eating human campers.
|Bug Bonanza! (Ada Twist, Scientist: Why Files #4)
ISBN: 1419765558 OCLC: Harry N. Abrams 2023 The fourth book in a nonfiction early-reader series about simple science concepts starring Ada Twist, Scientist!How do bees fly? Why does a spider weave a web? And why are bugs so important to our world?Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files is the perfect nonfiction resource for all these questions and more. Based on the bestselling Questioneers series and the Ada Twist, Scientist Netflix show, this nonfiction series is perfect for the youngest scientists of tomorrow, as they learn along with Ada. Designed in a scrapbook format, these books combine art from the show, illustrations, and photography to bring simple science concepts to life.
|Dorko the magnificent
ISBN: 9781419706387 OCLC: Robbie Darko is an old-school, pull-a-rabbit-out-of-your-hat-style magician, but despite his best efforts, something always goes wrong with his tricks until crotchety Grandma Melvyn moves in and teaches him something about the true meaning of magic.
ISBN: 9781416928201 OCLC: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, ©2008. After bumping his knee one morning, Ted decides to become a doctor, but he has only one problem--he has no patients!
|Exploring Flight! (Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files #1) (The Questioneers)
ISBN: 1419759256 OCLC: Harry N. Abrams 2021 From the New York Times bestselling creator of the Questioneers, Andrea Beaty, and author Theanne Griffith, Exploring Flight! (Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files) is the first in a full-color nonfiction early-reader series based on the Netflix series!Why do airplanes look the way they do? Why can’t birds fly when they’re first born? And why do some paper planes fly farther than others?Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files is the perfect nonfiction resource for all these questions and more. Discover everything there is to know about flight from Ada Twist, Scientist—from information about creatures that fly, to the history of aircrafts, to modern technology that allows us to soar through the air faster than ever!Based on the bestselling series and the Netflix show, this nonfiction series is perfect for the youngest scientists of tomorrow!
|Firefighter Ted /
ISBN: 1416928219 OCLC: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, New York : ©2009. When Ted awakens to the smell of smoke and cannot find a firefighter, he decides to become one for the day, much to the dismay of his mother, neighbors, principal, and classmates.
|Fluffy Bunnies 2: The Schnoz of Doom
ISBN: 1419710516 OCLC: Film-loving twins Joules and Kevin face new evil bunnies from outer space when odorous extraterrestrials that use smellepathy to control their prey's brain arrive to conquer the world.
|Happy birthday Madame Chapeau /
ISBN: 1419712195 OCLC: When a crow flies off with her birthday bonnet as she walks to dinner, Madame Chapeau chases the thief through the streets of Paris while admirers offer her replacement hats, but none seem quite right until someone offers a special gift.
|Hide and sheep
ISBN: 9780545458795 OCLC: New York : Scholastic, New York : 2012. Farmer McFitt must round up his sheep, which have strayed all over town, in order to shear them to make wool so that he can knit clothing.
|Hush, Baby Ghostling
ISBN: 9781416925453 OCLC: New York : Margaret K. McElderry Books, New York : 2009. At bedtime, a mother ghost reassures her child that there is nothing to fear in their haunted home, especially not humans, since they are make-believe.
|I Love You Like Yellow
ISBN: 1419748084 OCLC: Abrams Appleseed 2024 From New York Times bestselling author Andrea Beaty and New York Times bestselling illustrator Vashti Harrison, a sweet and playful bedtime book that reminds young readers just how loved they are—now in board book!A loved one tells the young reader how they love them—like yellow, like green, like flowery orchid, like sweet tangerine. Following a diverse array of children and their families—families who come in all shapes and sizes—the book showcases the smallest but sometimes most special moments of the day: from going to a garden, to playing pretend pirates, eating some crunchy chips and lemonade, and rushing to get ready in the morning. The narrator lists all the different ways the child is adored, until at last, the little one settles down for bed. With heartfelt, rhyming text and stunning illustrations, I Love You Like Yellow is like a big hug and kiss from someone you love and a heartfelt story about honoring both the profound and mundane moments of life.
|Iggy Peck and the Mysterious Mansion
ISBN: 1419736922 OCLC: Abrams 2020 Iggy is delighted when Ada Twist's Aunt Bernice inherits a mansion featuring his favorite architectural periods, but unless the Questioneers can find its missing antiques, the house may be lost forever. Includes information about Art Deco and Art Nouveau, facts about unusual cats, a recipe for ice cream, and a biographical note on Ida B. Wells
|Iggy Peck's big project book for amazing architects
ISBN: 9781419718922 OCLC: Creativity meets curiosity and critical thinking in this project book from the #1 New York Times bestselling team behind Iggy Peck, Architect, Rosie Revere, Engineer, and Ada Twist, Scientist. Iggy Peck takes readers through more than 40 exciting STEM and design projects and activities, from drafting and doodling to building and blueprints. Aspiring architects and young dreamers of all kinds will get a sense of the unique mix of science, technology, and art skills used to create lasting structures. Packed with the same quirky humor and gorgeous illustration that made Iggy Peck, Architect a hit, the project book will appeal to fans who are craving more from Miss Greer's clever class --
|Iggy Peck, architect /
ISBN: 081091106X OCLC: Ever since he was a baby, Iggy Peck has built towers, bridges, and buildings, which comes in handy when his second grade class is stranded on an island during a picnic.
|Lila Greer, Teacher of the Year (The Questioneers)
ISBN: 1419769049 OCLC: Abrams Books for Young Readers 2023 Lila Greer is full of worries. Even the smallest things—from cabbages to cardboard—fill her with dread and what-ifs. So when her family makes a big change—moving to a new town—the worry and what-ifs only grow. What if things go wrong? What if no one likes her? At first, Lila feels right to be worried. In her new home, everything is strange. The new kids, the new smells. Lila feels alone and invisible. But there’s one person who sees her: Lila’s teacher, Ms. Kern. Through some creativity, blackboard erasers, and—most of all—kindness, Ms. Kern finds a way to make Lila feel welcome and open to new experiences. A lesson that will resonate with Lila long after second grade.
|One girl /
ISBN: 141971905X OCLC: Inspired by the idea of empowering girls around the world to demand their right to education, one girl lights a small spark which catches fire, and eventually lights up the whole world.
|Rosie Revere and the Raucous Riveters /
ISBN: 9781419733604 OCLC: Rosie Revere is no stranger to flops and fails, kerfuffles and catastrophes. After all, engineering is all about perseverance! But this time, Rosie has a really important project to tackle - one that feels much bigger than herself. Rosie's beloved Aunt Rose and her friends, the Raucous Riveters - a group of fun-loving gals who built airplanes during World War II - need help inventing something new. And Rosie is just the engineer for the job! After one flop . . . then another . . . and another . . . Rosie starts to lose hope. But thanks to some help from her fellow Questioneers Iggy Peck and Ada Twist, Rosie gets the job done. And, along with the Riveters, she rediscovers the meaning of home.
|Rosie Revere's big project book for bold engineers
ISBN: 9781419719103 OCLC: This is an illustrated book of projects and activities and general information to get young children interested in engineering. It is written by Andrea Beaty, the author of the picture book ROSIE REVERE. It is illustrated by David Roberts, the illustrator of the picture book ROSIE REVERE. It is 96 pages and has full-color illustrations. --
|Rosie Revere, engineer /
ISBN: 1419708457 OCLC: Where some people see rubbish, Rosie Revere sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Hot dog dispensers, helium pants, python-repelling cheese hats: Rosie's gizmos would astound - if she ever let anyone see them. Afraid of failure, she hides them away under her bed. Until a fateful visit from her great-great-aunt Rose who shows her that a first flop isn't something to fear - it's something to celebrate.
|Secrets of the Cicada summer /
ISBN: 0810994720 OCLC: 155715147 Amulet Books, New York : 2008. Twelve-year-old Lily mourns her brother, and has not spoken since the accident she feels she could have prevented, but the summer Tinny comes to town she is the only one who realizes Lily's secret.
|Sofia Valdez and the vanishing vote /
ISBN: 1419743503 OCLC: 1140777665 Sofia is put in charge of overseeing a fair election for a class pet, but first the Questioneers must learn about elections and good journalism--and remember that being a community matters most. Includes facts about the Delano Grape Strike, presidential elections, journalism, and the importance of voting.
|Sofia Valdez's Big Project Book for Awesome Activists (The Questioneers)
ISBN: 1419749447 OCLC: Harry N. Abrams 2021 An empowering, hands-on look at activism and the democratic process—featuring the newest Questioneer, Sofia Valdez Get inspired to make a change in this project book from the team behind the bestselling Questioneers series. Sofia Valdez will take readers through more than 40 different activities that are all about activism, politics, and the governmental process. The youngest go-getters and change makers will learn what it takes to make a difference in their community. From drawing new parks and flags for your town, to a history of activism that prompts readers to imagine changes they’d like to see in their communities, to a guide on how to contact your elected officials, and so much more, this project book will appeal to the youngest activists and leaders of tomorrow.
|Sofia Valdez, future prez /
ISBN: 141973704X OCLC: 1100426393 When her abuelo is injured at the local landfill, second-grader Sofia is determined to transform the dangerous Mount Trashmore into a park, taking on City Hall in the process.
|The Science of Baking (Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files #3) (The Questioneers)
ISBN: 1419761536 OCLC: Harry N. Abrams 2022 From the New York Times bestselling creator of the Questioneers, Andrea Beaty, and author Theanne Griffithcomes The Science of Baking (Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files), a nonfiction early-reader book based on the Netflix series! How does a cake bake? What’s the difference between baking soda and baking powder? And why is it so important to measure the different ingredients in a recipe? Ada Twist, Scientist: The Why Files is the perfect nonfiction resource for all these questions and more. Based on the bestselling series and the Netflix show, this nonfiction series is perfect for the youngest scientists of tomorrow as they learn along with Ada. Designed in a scrapbook format, these books combine art from the show, illustrations, and photography to bring simple science concepts to life.
|When giants come to play /
ISBN: 0810957590 OCLC: 62282120 Abrams Books for Young Readers, New York : ©2006. Anna spends her days in the company of gentle giants.