Pam Munoz Ryan

Pam grew up in Bakersfield up until the time she went to San Diego State. She currently lives in the San Diego area, although she still has a large contingency of familly in Kern County. Pam is one of the nation's top children and young adult authors, winning some of the most prestegious awards in children's literature. Click on her website link below for details.


 

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ISBN: 9780439874021
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Published: Scholastic Press - February 24th, 2015

2016 Newbery Honor Book
New York Times Bestseller

An impassioned, uplifting, and virtuosic tour de force from a treasured storyteller!


Lost and alone in a forbidden forest, Otto meets three mysterious sisters and suddenly finds himself entwined in a puzzling quest involving a prophecy, a promise, and a harmonica.


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ISBN: 9780439269988
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - March 2012

Pura Belpré Award Winner



A tender, transcendent, and meticulously crafted novel from Newbery Honoree, Pam Muñoz Ryan, and three-time Caldecott Honoree, Peter Sís!



Paint The Wind Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780545101769
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - February 2009

A sheltered girl. A wild horse. An unforgettable journey.

Maya lives like a captive. At Grandmother's house in California, everything is forbidden: friends, fun, even memories. And her life is built on lies: lies Grandmother tells her about her dead mother, lies Maya tells to impress or manipulate.


Esperanza Rising (Scholastic Gold) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780439120425
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Published: Scholastic Press - May 2002

BAKERSFIELD BESTSELLER at Russo's Books (2004-2006) Bakersfield's all-time bestselling and most honored children's author scores another winner with Esperanza Rising. Selected as the Winter '03-'04 One Book One Bakersfield Junior Title, this is the story of Esperanza, a young Mexican native of privilage, who after tragedy hits must immigrate to America. Set during the Great Depression, Esperanza's world changes overnight when she goes to work in the labor camps as an outsider in a new land. With hope and determination, however, Esperanza is determined to discover the American Dream. A multi-award winning book is ideal for 4th-6th graders, and is loosely based on the author's own grandmother's trek from Mexico to Kern County.


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ISBN: 9780439269971
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - October 2005

Becoming Naomi León joins the Scholastic Gold line, which features award-winning and beloved novels. Includes exclusive bonus content!

A Pura Belpré Honor Book

"Engrossing." -- The New York Times


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ISBN: 9780439087964
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1999

A reissue of Pam Munoz Ryan's bestselling backlist with a distinctive new author treatment.

In this fast-paced, courageous, and inspiring story, readers adventure with Charlotte Parkhurst as she first finds work as a stable hand, becomes a famous stage-coach driver (performing brave feats and outwitting bandits), finds love as a woman but later resumes her identity as a man after the l


There Was No Snow On Christmas Eve Cover Image
By Pamela Munoz Ryan, Dennis Nolan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780786854929
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Published: Disney-Hyperion - September 2005

There was no snow on Christmas Eve. Instead, a desert zephyr blew And palm fronds sang a rustling tune To welcome the awaited birth. There was no snow, no fireplace, no need for woolen caps and gloves on that very first Christmas. Instead there was a humble stable, and weary travelers with light robes and sandals on a desert night.


When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson: The True Recital of Marian Anderson Cover Image
By Pam Munoz Ryan, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780439269674
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 2002

Marian Anderson is best known for her historic concert at the Lincoln Memorial in 1939, which drew an integrated crowd of 75,000 people in pre-Civil Rights America. While this momentous event showcased the uniqueness of her voice, the strength of her character, and the struggles of the times in which she lived, it is only part of her story.


Nacho And Lolita Cover Image
By Pam Munoz Ryan, Claudia Rueda (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780439269681
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 2005

In this tender friendship story that will melt your heart, acclaimed storyteller Pam Munoz Ryan and talented newcomer Claudia Rueda reveal that any difference can be overcome with love.


Amelia And Eleanor Go For A Ride Cover Image
By Pam Munoz Ryan, Brian Selznick (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780590960755
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Published: Scholastic Press - October 1999

Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt were birds of a feather. Not only were they two of the most admired and respected women of all time, they were also good friends. Illuminated here for the first time in picture book form is the true story of a thrilling night when they made history together!


Hello Ocean Cover Image
By Pam Muñoz Ryan, Mark Astrella (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780881069884
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Published: Charlesbridge - February 2001

Dive into this playful poem about the draw of the shore and the effect the ocean has on all five senses. 


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By Pam Muñoz Ryan, Ralph Masiello (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780881068443
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Published: Charlesbridge - July 2000

This spirited tribute to Old Glory will inspire readers, young and old, to take a new look at the greatest emblem of the United States of America. With patriotic verse and historical facts, THE FLAG WE LOVE explores how our flag has become an enduring part of our nation's proud history and heritage.


One Hundred Is a Family Cover Image
By Pam Ryan, Benrei Huang (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780786811205
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Published: Hyperion Books for Children - April 25th, 1996

Esperanza renace (Esperanza Rising): (Spanish language edition of Esperanza Rising) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780439398855
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Published: Scholastic en Espanol - August 2002

Esperanza Ortega tiene todos los tesoros que una chica pueda desear: hermosos vestidos, una linda casa llena de sirvientes en México, y la promesa de que un día llegará a presidir el Rancho como su mamá. Pero una tragedia inesperada destruye ese sueño, obligando a Esperanza y a su madre a escapar a California dónde tendrán que trabajar en una finca junto a otros mexicanos.


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ISBN: 9780439183031
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Published: Scholastic Press - September 2001

California, Here We Come! Cover Image
By Pam Munoz Ryan, Kay Salem (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780881068818
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Published: Charlesbridge Publishing - August 1997

Come along with Carmen for a tour of California -- the golden state!


How Do You Raise a Raisin? Cover Image
By Pam Muñoz Ryan, Craig Brown (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781570913983
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Published: Charlesbridge - July 2003

People have been gobbling up yummy, nutritious raisins for centuries. Ancient Greeks and Romans awarded them at sporting events and astronauts have taken raisins into space. Find out how grapes become raisins, who introduced the seedless grape, and the many uses for raisins.