Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson

  • 4 stars across 47 books
Deborah Hopkinson is the award-winning author of many books for young readers, including Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen, illustrated by Qin Leng; Michelle, illustrated by AG Ford; Stagecoach Sal, illustrated by Carson Ellis; Abe Lincoln Crosses a Creek, illustrated by John Hendrix; Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, illustrated by James Ransome and winner of the IRA Award; and Apples to Oregon, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter and winner of the Golden Kite Award. She lives near Portland, Oregon.

Qin Leng was born in Shanghai and later moved to France, then to Montreal in Canada. She now lives in Toronto with her husband and works as a designer and illustrator. She grew up surrounded by paintings, and her father, an artist himself, was a great influence on her. Qin graduated from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema and has received many awards for her animated short films. Her picture books have been nominated for such prizes as the prestigious Governor General's Literary Award, and she won the APAAL for Best Picture Book. You can visit her at
7th January 2016

Who Was Charles Darwin?

Charles Darwin was the ground-breaking scientist whose theory of evolution changed our understanding of the natural worl... MoreWho Was Charles Darwin?

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7th July 2016

Beatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of the Guinea Pig

A brand new picture book from the award-winning and well-loved Charlotte Voake and Deborah Hopkinson about the young Bea... MoreBeatrix Potter and the Unfortunate Tale of the Guinea Pig

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28th March 2003

Reading Worlds 2E Only One Dress Reader

Reading Worlds is a comprehensive reading series for African primary school children. It contains seven levels of graded... MoreReading Worlds 2E Only One Dress Reader

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On a Summer Night

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7th June 2016

Steamboat School

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