Our Books Together

We wrote these books with our mother, Newbery winner Betsy Byars.  It was our first taste of collaboration and we loved it.  We have great memories of meeting at inspiring places like the beach or the mountains, and sharing the joy of creating.  Writing Sisters is the next exciting stage of our collaboration, and we look forward to sharing the results with you.


We write these things to make our joy complete.

1 John 1:4

Henry Holt 2001

South Carolina Children’s Book Award

Louisiana Young Readers’ Choice Award

Cochecho Readers Award

Kansas City 3 Reading Award

Henry Holt 2004

Junior Library Guild Selection

Oregon’s Children’s Choice Award

Children’s Choice Award Nominee: Texas, Maryland, New Hampshire, Michigan, West Virginia, Nebraska, Illinois

Henry Holt 2007

Bank Street List of Children’s Best Books

Indiana Children’s Book Award Nominee 2011

Henry Holt 2010

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