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A Junior Library Guild Spring 2018 Selection

“An excellent example of picture-book biography.”
- Booklist ★ starred review

"Hannigan presents an invigorating account ... "
 - Publisher's Weekly ★ starred review

“. . . will inspire children to do whatever they desire in life,
no matter what immediate restrictions exist.” 
- Kirkus ★ starred review 

Celebrate Women's History Month
with Belva Lockwood!

"A Lady Has the Floor:
Belva Lockwood Speaks Out for Women's Rights" 

 A Lady Has the Floor Book Trailer!




 Winner of the 2016 Golden Kite Award
for best middle-grade novel from SCBWI

Illinois Reading Council "Illinois READS" 2016 pick

Bank Street College’s 2016 Best Books

Winner of a 2015 Nerdy Book Award from the Nerdy Book Club

Booklist Editor's Choice pick for 2015 

A Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best 2015" book

Amelia Bloomer Project 2016 List


Booklist ★ starred review for The Detective's Assistant

 ". . . a great title for promoting women's history."

The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books ★ starred review 

". . .  this is one for the ages."



Named to the 2017 Illinois READS! state list! And a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best pick!

Hello there! I'm Kate Hannigan, and I enjoy writing and researching books for young readers. I hope you'll follow the links and learn more about my books, visit my blog and read about other children's authors, and maybe send me a message. Because I like connecting with students in the classroom, I hope you'll stop by my school visits page and invite me out to your school! 

Activities and discussion for The Detective's Assistant: Chicago Public Library's Author of the Month

Detective Kate Warne as The Chicago Tribune's "Remarkable Woman"