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K. A. Holt

Biography

K. A. Holt

Kari Anne Holt is the author of several middle grade novels in verse including HOUSE ARREST, (Chronicle 2015) and RHYME SCHEMER (Chronicle, 2014), an Amazon Best Book for Kids and Teens, and a Bank Street Best Book of the Year. Her novel in haiku, BRAINS FOR LUNCH, received a starred review in Publisher’s Weekly and was highlighted on the Texas Library Association’s Annotated Lone Star Reading List for 2011. She is also the author of the forthcoming space western, RED MOON RISING, and MIKE STELLAR: NERVES OF STEEL, a nominee for the 2014 Connecticut Library Association Nutmeg Book Award and the 2013 Maud Hart Lovelace Award. Kari has recently contributed to the anthology, "Dear Teen Me: authors write letters to their teen selves." She lives in Austin, TX with her husband and three malevolently charming children.

K. A. Holt

Books by K. A. Holt

by K. A. Holt - Fiction

Kevin has a bad attitude. He's the one who laughs when you trip and fall. In fact, he may have been the one who tripped you in the first place. He has a real knack for rubbing people the wrong way—and he's even figured out a secret way to do it with poems. But what happens when the tables are turned and he is the one getting picked on? Rhyme Schemer is a touching and hilarious middle-grade novel in verse about one seventh grader's journey from bully-er to bully-ee, as he learns about friendship, family, and the influence that words can have on people's lives.