Hi! I wish I could invite you into my kitchen for a cup of tea and we could chat. That’s not possible. But please… join me here, at the website. It’s the next best thing.

Take your time and look around. You can find a catalog of all my books, a gallery of my personal photos, a collection of speeches I’ve given, and more.

You can send me email through this site. I’d love to hear from you!


My Books



I won the Newbery Medal in 1990 for Number the Stars, and in 1994 for The Giver.

In 1991 I was awarded the Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children’s Book Award for Number the Stars.

Gooney Bird Greene won the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award in 2002.

In 2014 I was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Letters by Brown University. I also have been awarded honorary degrees from The University of Southern Maine, Elmhurst College, Wilson College, St. Mary’s College, and Lesley University.