Patricia Reilly Giff

Patricia Reilly Giff is the author of many beloved books for children, including the Kids of the Polk Street School books and the Polka Dot Private Eye books. Several of her novels for older readers have been chosen as ALA-ALSC Notable Children’s Books and ALA-YALSA Best Books for Young Adults. She won the Newbery Honor for Lily’s Crossing (a Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Book) and Pictures of Hollis Woods. She lives in Connecticut.