Kristine O'Connell George
George’s poems for children offer accessible, humorous, and lyrical perspectives on everyday objects, animals, and moments. Her numerous books of poetry for children include Emma Dilemma: Big Sister Poems (2011, illustrated by Nancy Carpenter), Hummingbird Nest: A Journal of Poems (2004, illustrated by Barry Moser), and The Great Frog Race and Other Poems (1997, illustrated by Kate Kiesler), which won the Lee Bennett Hopkins Promising Poet Award from the International Reading Association and was a School Library Journal Best Book. George has also won the Myra Cohn Livingston Award from the Children’s Literature Council of Southern California.
A board member for the Children’s Literature Council of Southern California, George has served as poetry consultant for the PBS Storytime television series and received an International Reading Association Celebrate Literacy Award from the Foothill Reading Council. She lives in Agoura, California.