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  1. SUZANNE COLLINS

  2. (2003) (2005) (2006) (2007) (2004) The Underland Chronicles 1-5 Fantasy - Middle Grade • A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING SERIES • A BOOK SENSE BESTSELLING SERIES • 2005 CONNECTICUT BOOK AWARD FINALIST • USA TODAY BESTSELLER • A BOOK SENSE CHILDREN’S PICK • CCBC CHOICES 2008 • 2009 ALSC NOTABLE CHILDREN'S RECORDING (audio version) • OPPENHEIM TOY PORTFOLIO GOLD AWARD WINNER 2006 • KIRKUS REVIEWS EDITOR’S CHOICE, 2003 • NY PUBLIC LIBRARY 100 TITLES FOR READING AND SHARING • A BOOK SENSE CHILDREN’S PICK • 2004 NAIBA CHILDREN’S NOVEL AWARD • 2006 ALSC NOTABLE CHILDREN'S RECORDING (audio version)

  3. (2008) (2009) (2010) The Hunger Games Trilogy Science Fiction - Young Adult • #1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • USA TODAY BESTSELLER • WALL STREET JOURNAL BESTSELLER • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY BESTSELLER • PUBLISHERS WEEKLY'S BEST BOOKS OF 2008 • NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF 2008 • 2008 CYBIL AWARD--FANTASY & SCIENCE FICTION • 2009 CHILDREN'S CHOICE BOOK AWARD • NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK OF 2008 • AN ALA TOP TEN BEST BOOKS FOR YOUNG ADULTS • A HORN BOOK FANFARE • 2009 ALA AMELIA BLOOMER PROJECT LIST • INDIES CHOICE--BEST INDIE YOUNG ADULT BUZZ HONOR • SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL BEST BOOKS Of 2008 • A BOOKLIST EDITORS' CHOICE, 2008 • LA TIMES FAVORITE CHILDREN'S BOOKS, 2008 • CCBC CHOICES 2009 • A NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW EDITORS' CHOICE • A KIRKUS BEST BOOK OF 2008 • AND MORE!

  4. (2008) When Charlie McButton Lost Power Comedy - Children’s

  5. Bio: • Earned her M.F.A. from New York University in Dramatic Writing • Began her writing career in children’s TV: • Clarissa Explains it All,The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo, • Little Bear, Oswald, Clifford’s Puppy Days, Generation O! • When she was young, she moved around with her Dad in the Air Force; • also lived in NYC for 16 years. • She currently lives in Connecticut with her husband, two children, and two feral kittens. • She is 47 years old.

  6. Influences: • Talked into trying to write children’s books by author James Proimos • Her father was an officer in the Air Force, a military specialist, a historian, and a doctor of political science. He taught Collins the how and why and after effects war could have. Both The Underland Chronicles and the Hunger Games Trilogy examine various angles of war. • The Hunger Games was inspired by the Greek myth of Theseus and the Minotaur, as well a moment channel surfing between reality TV and Iraq war coverage.

  7. Notable facts: • Collins was named one of Time magazine's most influential people of 2010. • In 14 months, 1.5 million copies of the first two Hunger Games books • have been printed in North America. • The Hunger Games has been on the New York Times Best Seller • list for more than 60 weeks in a row. • The Hunger Games is being adapted into a movie • (with Collins working on the initial screenplay).

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