About Deborah Hopkinson

Deborah Hopkinson is the author of more than 50 books for young readers including picture books, middle grade fiction, and nonfiction. At schools and conferences she helps bring history and research alive. Her work is well-suited for STEM connections.

New 2020  titles include MINDFUL DAY, a picture book from Sounds True, and middle grade nonfiction, WE HAD TO BE BRAVE: Escaping the Nazis on the Kindertransport. Deborah's recent books include D-DAY:The World War II Invasion that Changed History, Carter Reads the Newspaper, illustrated by Don Tate, and How I Became a Spy: A Mystery of WWII London

Courage &  Defiance, Stories of Spies, Saboteurs and Survivors in WWII Denmark, won a 2017 Oregon Book Award, and Titanic: Voices from the Disaster, was a Robert F. Sibert Award honor book and YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction finalist. 

Deborah’s picture books include Ordinary Extraordinary Jane AustenSky Boys, How They Built the Empire State Building, a Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor book and Apples to OregonFollow the Moon Home won the Green Earth Book Award. 

Deborah received a B.A. in English from the University of Massachusetts and an M.A. in Asian Studies from the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. She lives near Portland, OR with her family and a menagerie of pets.