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Nancy Churnin

Nancy Churnin is the award-winning author of ten picture book biographies about real people who persevered to make the world a better place. Her books have won national and international awards and been on numerous state reading lists. She lives in Plano, Texas with her husband, a dog named Dog and two cantankerous cats.


Write your own book!

Want to write your own picture book? Learn how to pick a subject that can go the distance and then, how to take your subject on a journey that will satisfy the reader.

Nancy Churnin

45 Minute Program

Write your own book!

Want to write your own picture book? Learn how to pick a subject that can go the distance and then, how to take your subject on a journey that will satisfy the reader.

Nancy Churnin

45 Minute Program

Storytime

Pick any one of Nancy's 10 books about true-life heroes for a high energy, interactive storytelling. Nancy will read the book, share the story behind the story and help your kids brainstorm how they, too can be heroes.

Nancy Churnin

30 Minute Program

Nancy Churnin is the award-winning author of 10 picture books about real people who persevered to make the world a better place. Her 2021 releases, A Queen to the Rescue, the Story of Henrietta Szold and Dear Mr. Dickens, are about strong women that took a stand for social justice. Her books have won national and international awards, been on numerous state reading lists, and earned multiple distinctions, including a Sydney Taylor Notable and Notable Book for a Global Society, Junior Library Guild, South Asia Book Award, Sakura Medal finalist, Anne Izard Storytellers Choice Award, two National Council for the Social Studies Notables, two Silver Eurekas, six Northern Lights Book Awards, three books on A Mighty Girl list, and more. You'll find free teacher guides, resources, trailers and dedicated projects for each book on nancychurnin.com Nancy graduated cum laude from Harvard, has a masters from Columbia and lives in Plano, Texas with her husband, a dog named Dog and two cantankerous cats.

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