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Lynne Rae Perkins (born July 31, 1956) is a Newbery Medal winning American writer and illustrator of books for children.

Her novel Criss Cross, winner of the 2006 Newbery Medal, is a book of vignettes, illustrations, photographs, and poems about a group of four small town teenagers.

"Writing in a wry, omniscient third-person narrative voice, Perkins deftly captures the tentativeness and incompleteness of adolescence," said Award Committee Chair Barbara Barstow. "In 38 brief chapters, this poetic, postmodern novel experiments with a variety of styles: haiku, song lyrics, question-and-answer dialogue and split-screen scenarios. With seeming yet deliberate randomness, Perkins writes an orderly, innovative, and risk-taking book in which nothing happens and everything happens."

Since 1922, the Newbery Medal is awarded annually by the American Library Association for the most distinguished American children's book published the previous year.

Her picture book Home Lovely was a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book. Her novel All Alone in the Universe was named an American Library Association Notable Book, a Booklist Editor's Choice, a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book, and a Smithsonian Magazine Notable Book for Children.

Perkins was born and raised in Cheswick, Pennsylvania, a suburb fourteen miles northeast of Pittsburgh in the Allegheny River Valley. She earned her B.A. at The Pennsylvania State University in 1978 and her M.A. from the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee in 1981. She currently lives with her husband and two children in Suttons Bay, Michigan.

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Total Books: 35
As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth
2012 - As Easy As Falling Off the Face of the Earth (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780061870927
ISBN-10: 0061870927
Genre: Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Criss Cross
2005 - Criss Cross (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780060092726
ISBN-10: 0060092726
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.

All Alone in the Universe
1999 - All Alone in the Universe (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780688168810
ISBN-10: 0688168817
Genres: Children's Books, Teen & Young Adult
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Home Lovely
1995 - Home Lovely (Other)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780688136888
ISBN-10: 0688136885
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.