Liz Garton Scanlon is the author of numerous beloved books for young people, including the highly acclaimed, Caldecott-honored picture book ALL THE WORLD, illustrated by Marla Frazee, and her debut novel for middle grade readers, THE GREAT GOOD SUMMER. Other popular picture books include ANOTHER WAY TO CLIMB A TREE, IN THE CANYON, and several others including BOB, NOT BOB, which was co-authored with Audrey Vernick.
Liz is on the faculty of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, and is a frequent and popular presenter at schools, libraries and conferences. She grew up in Colorado and Wisconsin, and now lives with her family in Austin, Texas.
Liz is a dynamic and motivational keynote speaker and workshop presenter. Her writing workshops equip and galvanize writers to raise their writing to the next level. Her popular school presentations combine read-alouds with exposure to the writing process — from idea-making and drafting through revision and publication. Her connection to students as peers — as fellow writers — is most inspiring.
She is happy to present to any and all grade levels, and each session will be age and curriculum-aligned as well as interactive. Liz has the utmost respect for both kids and books, and shares that enthusiastically!