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Please note that Gillian's name is pronounced with a soft G ("Jillian").
Gillian McDunn writes heartfelt children’s books about friendship and family dynamics.
Honestly Elliott, the story of a boy with ADHD who loves to cook and struggles to belong, won a Schneider Family Book Award Honor, was nominated to four state reading lists, and is a Junior Library Guild selection.
Among her other honors: Parents Magazine Best Book of the Year, Kirkus Best Book of the Year, Mighty Girl Lists, Sakura Medal finalist, Amazon Best Books, Amazon Editors’ Pick, Amazon Teachers’ Pick, Kids Indie Next Pick, Indies Introduce, Texas Bluebonnets Master List, Florida Sunshine State Young Readers List, Spring Okra Pick, Bank Street Books Best Children’s Books of the Year - Outstanding Merit, Green Earth Award Honor Book, AudioFile Earphones Award winner, Washington Post Kids summer book club selection, Library of Congress Great Reads from Great Places selection for the state of North Carolina, multiple starred reviews.
Gillian, a former technical writer, summer camp counselor, and boa constrictor handler, lives in North Carolina with her family. You’ll find free discussion guides, book trailers, and resources on her website at www.gillianmcdunn.com
Gillian McDunn is the acclaimed author of children's books about friendship and family dynamics. She is a former technical writer, summer camp counselor, and boa constrictor handler, and she has never met a beach she didn't love. She lives in North Carolina with her family. You’ll find free discussion guides, book trailers, and resources on her website at www.gillianmcdunn.com
Photo credit: Christina Haisty