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Rebecca Stead - Author

Rebecca Stead is an American author who writes books for children and young adults. She won the 2010 Newbery Medal for the most distinguished contribution to children's literature for her second novel, When You Reach Me.
Stead enjoyed writing as a child, but as she grew older she felt it was 'impractical' and became a lawyer instead. After years as a public defender she returned to writing after the birth of her two children.

On her website she credits her son with inspiring her to write a children's novel, but not in the way one would expect. For years she had collected story ideas and short stories on a laptop, which the child pushed off a table, destroying it and losing all her 'serious' writing. As a way to lighten her mood she began again with something light-hearted. The creation of First Light followed.

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Goodbye Stranger
Rebecca Stead
Rebecca Stead loves to set her readers puzzles: there are huge mysteries in her award-winning novels When You Reach Me and Liar and Spy and her new book, Goodbye Stranger also poses questions. Central character Bridge was very nearly killed...
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Format: Paperback | Released 02/06/2016
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Goodbye Stranger
Rebecca Stead
September 2015 Book of the Month Rebecca Stead loves to set her readers puzzles: there are huge mysteries in her award-winning novels When You Reach Me and Liar and Spy and her new book, Goodbye Stranger also poses questions. Central...
Lovereading Price: £8.79 - Saving £2.20 (20%) Featured in: 13+ readers | YA readers
Format: Hardback | Released 03/09/2015
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First Light
Rebecca Stead
A dazzling fantasy adventure set in a parallel world beneath the Arctic ice. Award-winning author Rebecca Stead's debut, now published in the UK for the first time.
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 9+ readers | 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 02/10/2014
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Reader ReviewedLiar and Spy
Rebecca Stead
Shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 & Winner of the 2013 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize September 2013 Book of the Month Award-winning Rebecca Steed tells a wonderfully touching story with great...
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Format: Paperback | Released 08/08/2013
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Liar and Spy
Rebecca Stead
Longlisted for the Carnegie Medal 2014 - One of our Books of the Year 2013 & Winner of the 2013 Guardian Children's Fiction Prize September 2013 Book of the Month Award-winning Rebecca Steed tells a wonderfully touching story with great...
Lovereading Price: £7.99 - Saving £2.00 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers | 9+ readers
Format: Hardback | Released 04/10/2012
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When You Reach Me
Rebecca Stead
A Lovereading4kids 'Great Read' you may have missed 2011 selection. Winner of the 2010 Newbery Medal, shortlisted for the Waterstones Children's Book Prize 2011, this is a brilliantly fresh and original story with a puzzle at its heart. When Miranda's...
Lovereading Price: £6.39 - Saving £1.60 (20%) Featured in: 11+ readers
Format: Paperback | Released 06/01/2011
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