Valiska Gregory

Valiska Gregory


Children Award-winning poet and children’s book author Valiska Gregory has published more than a dozen books for children. Translated in seven different languages, her books have received Parents’ Choice Awards, been chosen for the American Booksellers’ “Pick of the Lists,” and featured on PBS national television. Gregory regularly reviews children’s books for Publishers Weekly and speaks at schools, libraries, and conferences across the country.

According to reviewers, Ms. Gregory’s work

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Valiska Gregory is an award-winning poet and children’s book author whose work has been translated into seven languages, received Parents’ Choice Awards, been chosen for the American Booksellers’ Pick of the Lists, and been featured on PBS and national television.  Reference source Something About the Author calls her a “star in the children’s literature scene.”

According to reviewers, Ms. Gregory’s work ranges from picture and chapter books full of “kid pleasing humor and plenty of action” to poignant books for all ages that are “told with a contagious sense of wonder.”  Her writing has been called “shining and magical” with “language and phrasing . . . as pleasing to the ear as the story is to the heart.”


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M.A. University of Chicago


Member of Authors Guild and the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators



Arts Council of Indianapolis Creative Renewal Fellowship

Indiana Arts Commission grant for “artistic excellence and achievements”

American Booksellers’ “Pick of the Lists”

Parents’ Choice Awards

Books featured on PBS and national televition


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