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‘And You Shall Know Me by My Twitter Bio’ (#1)

Sure you may know your children’s authors and illustrators, but can you name them from reading their Twitter bios? Test your skills below.

All credit for this post idea goes to Laura Given (@LibLaura5) – she gave it to me (thanks, Laura!).


If you can name the author or illustrator after reading the bio only – 3 points

If you can name the author or illustrator after reading the bio and one clue – 2 points

If you can name the author or illustrator after reading the bio and two clues – 1 point


Bio: I make books for children and their adult slaves

Clue 1: Location: Brooklyn

Clue 2: Flight of the Dodo is his first picture book

Click here to reveal the answer


Bio: Writer, illustrator, plant admirer, music adorer, student of dogs, dance apprentice, story-maker, compulsory reader, daydreamer, creator.

Clue 1: One of her favorite books is La Increíble y Triste Historia de La Candida Erendira y su Abuela Desalmada by Gabriel García Márquez

Clue 2: One of her first books is Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez

Click here to reveal the answer



Bio: husband, father, author, illustrator, speaker, producer, radio personality, advocate, amateur bowler

Clue 1: Location: Northampton, MA

Clue 2: His first book is called Goodnight, Monkey Boy

Click here to reveal the answer

How’d you do?

About Travis Jonker

Travis Jonker is an elementary school librarian in Michigan. He writes reviews (and the occasional article or two) for School Library Journal and is a member of the 2014 Caldecott committee. You can email Travis at scopenotes@gmail.com, or follow him on Twitter: @100scopenotes.


  1. @StudioJJK for #3! I know that one!

  2. Donna Miller says:

    This is a great idea – could also do it with students. Sorry to day that I needed the clues for all three.

  3. Great idea @100scopenotes… I was excited to know #1!
    I’m going to use this with my students for their specialist teacher’s blogs.

  4. This is so fun! Extra points if you recognize their pixelated avatar?!

  5. Got all three of ’em. This probably means I don’t need to spend any additional time on Twitter…

  6. Good idea! How many points if I know the first one from the picture? Sorry to say 0 points on the other two.

  7. Sara Ralph says:

    9 points; I knew them all based on their pictures. This was a fun post!

  8. “Clue: lives in Brooklyn” oh sure, that’s a great clue! Only about 37,000 authors and illustrators live in Brooklyn! :)

    I have one for you: “There’s two kinds of bayonet fighters; the quick and the dead.” Guess who!

    Clue #1: Shy
    Clue #2: Doesn’t act like it.

  9. belinda says:

    I got two out of three! I have to agree with Paula–living in Brooklyn is not a revealing clue! :)