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About Katey: 

Katey Howes is an award-winning picture book author and poet. She's passionate about raising kids who love to read, and about helping kids recognize that they are makers, inventors, and creators! 

A former physical therapist, Katey is fascinated by physics and biology, reads everything from classic children’s lit to modern neuroscience, and has 

strong opinions about commas. 

When not writing for children, Katey contributes to websites such as Nerdy BookClub, KidLit411, STEAM-powered Family, and Imagination Soup. Katey has appeared on Reading Rainbow Live and on the Philly Play Jawn community television show. She presents at elementary and middle schools, colleges, writing and education conferences, and school districts on many topics related to her books. 

You can hear Katey interviewed on podcasts such as Reading With Your Kids, New Books in Children's Literature, and All the Wonders

Katey lives in Bucks County, PA, with her husband, three children, and a pup named Samwise Gamgee. She and her family enjoy making everything from cupcakes to castles to catapults, exploring their wooded property, and traveling to new and exciting places.

Katey is represented by Essie White of Storm Literary Agency. 


Awards Include:

Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Honor Book 2023

Library of Congress Great Reads from Great Places 2023

Bologna Book Fair Ragazzi Award Special Mention: NonFiction 2023

RISE Feminist Book List 2021

Kirkus Best Chidren's Books of 2021

ILA Social Justice Literature Award 2020

#1 Makerspace Read Aloud 2019

Anna Dewdney Read Together Honor Book 2018


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