Donna Gephart

Children's novelist
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Biography

Donna Gephart spent much of her childhood at the Northeast Regional Library in Philadelphia, reading books like Mr. Popper’s Penguins, Ben and Me: An Astonishing Life of Benjamin Franklin by His Good Mouse Amos and The Hundred Dresses. Now, she lives in South Florida with her family, where she writes, kayaks, bikes, explores parks and beaches and visits bookstores and libraries.

Donna’s other novels are: Olivia Bean, Trivia Queen, How to Survive Middle School and As If Being 12-3/4 Isn’t Bad Enough, My Mother Is Running for President!, which won the prestigious Sid Fleischman Humor Award.

She’s a popular speaker at schools, conferences, libraries and book festivals.

Ben is a character kids will root for, and he’s surrounded by family and friends who help him see things will be okay, a message that may comfort readers facing similar circumstances.


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Readers can’t help but enjoy this heartening book about hanging in there.


Kirkus Reviews on Death by Toilet Paper

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A nicely pitched tale about a boy grieving, scrambling to get his family back on track, and still find himself as well.

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