Chris Barton

Chris Barton

I’m the author of picture books including bestseller Shark Vs. Train, Sibert Honor-winning The Day-Glo Brothers, and Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List books The Amazing Age of John Roy Lynch (2016-17) and Whoosh!: Lonnie Johnson’s Super-Soaking Stream of Inventions (2017-18), both illustrated by Don Tate.

My new books in 2017-18 include Dazzle Ships: World War I and the Art of Confusion, Book or Bell? and What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?, a picture-book biography of Barbara Jordan. I visit schools by the score and also love speaking to professional gatherings of librarians, educators, and my fellow writers.

I'm married to novelist Jennifer Ziegler (Revenge of the Flower Girls, How Not to Be Popular), and we live with our family in Austin, Texas, where I have advocated for greater diversity in children's literature by cofounding the Modern First Library program with independent bookseller BookPeople. For more information about me, please visit www.chrisbarton.info.

Books by Chris Barton