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Andrea Beaty


Andrea Beaty

Andrea Beaty is the author of SECRETS OF THE CICADA SUMMER, ATTACK OF THE FLUFFY BUNNIES, WHEN GIANTS COME TO PLAY, and IGGY PECK, ARCHITECT. She lives outside Chicago with her family. Andrea often visits schools to share her love of writing with students. Learn more about her programs and her books at and

Andrea Beaty

Books by Andrea Beaty

Written by Andrea Beaty with illustrations by David Roberts - Children's, Children's 5-8, Fiction, Humor, Science, Young Adult 9+
Like her classmates, builder Iggy and inventor Rosie, scientist Ada, a character of color, has a boundless imagination and has always been hopelessly curious. Why are there pointy things stuck to a rose? Why are there hairs growing inside your nose? When her house fills with a horrific, toe-curling smell, Ada knows it’s up to her to find the source. Not afraid of failure, she embarks on a fact-finding mission and conducts scientific experiments, all in the name of discovery. But, this time, her experiments lead to even more stink and get her into trouble!
written by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts - Picture

So begins the tale of a lonely hat maker who matches customers to the perfect hat but lacks her own perfect match in life. Once a year, on her birthday, Madame Chapeau ventures out in her favorite bonnet to dinner. This time, a crow snatches her hat and flies away. Mon dieu! As she chases the crow through the streets of Paris, a baker, a policeman, a cowboy, and others offer her their own hats to wear. None of them are quite right, though, until one special little girl offers her a hat "knitted with love and [her] best birthday wish."

by Andrea Beaty - Fiction, Juvenile Fiction, Technology

Rosie is a brilliant inventor of gizmos and gadgets who dreams of becoming a great engineer. When her great-great-aunt Rose comes for a visit and mentions her one unfinished goal --- to fly --- Rosie sets to work building a contraption to make her aunt's dream come true. 

by Andrea Beaty - Youth Fiction

Robbie Darko is an old-school, pull-a-rabbit-out-of-your-hat-style magician, but something always goes wrong with his tricks. When Grandma Melvyn moves in and takes over his room, Robbie discovers that she was once an internationally renowned magician. Against all odds, Robbie and Grandma Melvyn form an uneasy alliance to show the world that he is a true magician.