Lee Wardlaw

Lee Wardlaw
Lee Wardlaw

Lee Wardlaw claims that her first spoken word was ‘kitty’. Since then, she’s shared her life with 30 cats (not all at the same time!) and published 30 award-winning books for young readers which have sold more than a million copies world-wide.

Lee’s newest books include: Won Ton – A Cat Tale Told in Haiku (Holt, 2011), winner of the LeeBennett Hopkins Children’s Poetry Award and the Myra Cohn Livingston Children’s Poetry Award; Won Ton and Chopstick (Holt, 2015), an NCTE Notable Poetry Book and winner of the BookSource Scout Award for Poetry; and Red, White and Boom! (Holt, 2012), which received honors from the Children’s Book Council and the Parents’ Choice Awards.

A former teacher, Lee lives in Santa Barbara, CA, with her family and two dog-disdaining cats.

Find out more about Lee and her books at leewardlaw.com or tweet her at @leewardlaw.

Lee will appear on the Picture Book Stage at Tots, Tweens, & Teens Book Festival on May 14, 2016.