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Stef Wade

Stef Wade is the best-selling author of A PLACE FOR PLUTO, THE VERY LAST LEAF, and Q & U CALL IT QUITS (June 2021). She loves a good pun, sneaky learning, and a fresh donut.


Blending Fact & Fiction: A Writing Workshop

Learn how to blend fact and fiction with a dose of humor with best-selling picture book author Stef Wade. Just as in her books A PLACE FOR PLUTO and THE VERY LAST LEAF, you will learn how to write a fiction book with non-fiction elements through a variety of brainstorming and writing exercises.

Stef Wade

45 Minute Program

THE VERY LAST LEAF: Leaves, Trees & Facing Your Fears

In this unbe-LEAF-able presentation by Author Stef Wade, you will learn about the life cycle of a leaf, enjoy a read aloud of THE VERY LAST LEAF, and learn how to face your fears, just like Lance Cottonwood. This is a great visit for the autumn season, for graduation time, or for any child who struggles with facing the unknown.

Stef Wade

30 Minute Program

A PLACE FOR PLUTO: Finding Your Place in the Universe

Calling all space fans! Join Author Stef Wade for an out-of-this-world exploration of space and everyone's favorite dwarf planet, Pluto! You will enjoy a reading of Stef's award-winning A PLACE FOR PLUTO, as well as discover more about planets, the solar system, and following your dreams!

Stef Wade

30 Minute Program

Stef is the best-selling author of A PLACE FOR PLUTO, illustrated by Melanie Demmer, and THE VERY LAST LEAF, illustrated by Jennifer Davison.

A PLACE FOR PLUTO has received numerous awards and recognition including, Honorable Mention for the Council of Wisconsin Writers Tofte/Wright Children’s Literary Award and the 2019 LITA Golden Duck Notable Picture Book.

Stef’s upcoming picture books include: Q AND U CALL IT QUITS, illustrated by Jorge Martin, releasing from HarperCollins in June 2021 and EVERY DAY'S A HOLIDAY, illustrated by Husna Aghniya, releasing from Running Press in Summer 2022.

Stef holds a BA in advertising from Marquette University and an MBA in Integrated Marketing Communication from DePaul University.

While a Chicago-girl at heart, she’s bounced all over the Midwest with her college sweetheart husband and her three historically and literary named boys. She currently resides in the Milwaukee area.

Check out Stef online:

A Place for Pluto

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Q and U Call It Quits

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The Very Last Leaf

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