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Katey Howes

Katey Howes is an award-winning children’s author and poet. She’s passionate about raising kids who love to read, and about helping kids recognize that they are makers, inventors, and creators! Her work spans a wide range of topics and styles, including books with STEAM and SEL (socio-emotional learning) themes.

Katey’s picture book, A POEM GROWS INSIDE YOU, (illustrated by Heather Brockman Lee) was named the Lee Bennett Hopkins Poetry Award Honor Book 2023 and featured as PA’s selection in the Library of Congress Great Reads from Great Places 2023. Her book WOVEN OF THE WORLD (illustrated by Dinara Mirtalipova) received 4 starred reviews and a Ragazzi Award Special Mention at the 2023 Bologna Book Fair.

Katey has been featured on many podcasts as well as on Reading Rainbow Live! and the Philly Play Jawn television program. You can find her under a big tree on a small mountain in Eastern Pennsylvania, jotting ideas in a notebook while she eats caramel corn (and hides it from her rescue pup, Samwise.)

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