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book covers

Cover of Happily for Now by Kelly Jones, illustrations by Kelly Murphy, showing a white girl with red hair balancing a toppling stack of books, baked goods, and a photo, while trying to wave a magic wand.
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Sauerkraut cover by Paul Davey, written by Kelly Jones, showing a surprised-looking Black boy and a happy-looking ghost.
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cover of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer by Kelly Jones, illustrations by Katie Kath, showing a Latina girl and several breeds of chicken.
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Cover of Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? by Kelly Jones, illustrations by Katie Kath, showing a Latina girl staring at an enormous egg with t wo eyes peeking out, and several breeds of chickens.
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Cover of Murder, Magic, and What We Wore by Kelly Jones (cover by Sarah Watts), showing the body of a girl in a pink Regency-style gown, clutching a dagger
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author photos

Author photo in color of Kelly Jones.
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Author photo in black and white of Kelly Jones.
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Author Kelly Jones in her garden with three chickens.
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Author Kelly Jones reading the Hoboken Chicken Emergency by Daniel Pinkwater to her chickens.
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author bios

Short bio (download):

Once upon a time, Kelly Jones was a librarian and a bookseller. Now, she writes novels for young people and takes care of a few hilarious chickens. She’s the author of Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer; Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken?; Murder, Magic, and What We Wore; Sauerkraut; and Happily for Now. You can find her online at her website, curiosityjones.net, or on Twitter and Instagram @curiosityjones.

Long bio (download):

Kelly Jones grew up in a small town near San Francisco, California. She received a Bachelor of Arts in English and Anthropology and a Master’s in Library and Information Sciences from the University of Washington, and now lives near Seattle. She worked in libraries and bookstores for fifteen years, then began to tell her own stories.

Her first book, Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer, was an ALA Notable Book, a School Library Journal Best Book, a Kirkus Reviews Best Book, a Mathical Honor Book, and was nominated for children’s choice awards in 16 states. Her other books include Are You Ready to Hatch an Unusual Chicken? (an International Latino Book Award Finalist), Sauerkraut (a Junior Library Guild Selection), Murder, Magic, and What We Wore (an Amelia Bloomer List selection), and the forthcoming Happily for Now (a Junior Library Guild Selection).

You can find her talking to kids and other people who love stories about what it’s like to work as a writer, what her mostly-usual real-life chickens are up to these days, and what she’s reading. Look for her online at her website, curiosityjones.net, and on Twitter and Instagram @curiosityjones.

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