Chris Barton

Chris Barton

October 2015

Award-winning, Best-selling Author of Books for Young Readers

Chris Barton knew that he loved to write from a young age.  As a kid, he loved writing with friends and for his student newspaper.  In college, he wrote for his college newspaper.  After college, it was his toddler son who made him realize that he could be a children’s author for a living.  The inspiring moment?  His son asking him to re-tell his captivating story of installing a smoke detector over and over again.  He thought if he could come up with other stories, maybe other children would like them, too.

Mr. Barton’s first idea for a children’s book was to write about the invention of Day-Glo and the brothers who created it.  The book, The Day-Glo Brothers, won the American Library Association Sibert Honor.  He has since written many more books, both fiction and non-fiction, including, Shark Vs. Train, which was named one of the best books of 2010 by Publishers Weekly, The Washington Post, Barnes & Noble,  Parents, and many other organizations.  It was also a finalist for the 2011 Children’s Choice Book Awards and won several more awards.  His most recent work is:  The Nutcracker Comes to America: How Three Ballet-loving Brothers Created a Holiday Tradition.

Click the link below to read Mr. Barton’s first work, The Ozzie Brothers.  Meet the Monsters, that he wrote when he was in grade school!

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The Ozzie Brothers by Chris Barton

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