Holly Black (1971) began The Spiderwick Chronicles in 2003. The book was made into a movie in 2008 starring Freddie Highmore.

Judy Blume (1938) began her career with The One in the Middle is the Green Kangaroo in 1969.

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Andrew Clements (1949) wrote Santa’s Secret Helper in 1990.

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**Barbara Park, author of Junie B. Jones, was born in New Jersey but lived and died in Arizona.