ABOUT MEGAN DOWD LAMBERT

  • Megan Dowd Lambert won a 2016 Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Honor for her first picture book, A Crow of His Own illustrated by David Hyde Costello (Charlesbridge 2015). Her next title, Real Sisters Pretend, illustrated by Nicole Tadgell (Tilbury 2016), was a 2017 NSSTBYP pick. In 2019 Charlesbridge will publish A Kid of Their Own illustrated by Jessica Lanan and will debut her early reader series about two best friends, Jane and June. Megan also wrote Reading Picture Books with Children (Charlesbridge 2015) which introduces the Whole Book Approach to storytime that she developed in association with the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. She is now a Senior Lecturer in Children’s Literature at Simmons College, and she writes and reviews for Kirkus, The Horn Book and other publications. A frequent conference speaker and trainer at museums, libraries, schools, colleges, and universities, Megan grew up in Vermont and lives with her family, including 7 children ages 0-21, in western MA.

PUBLICATIONS - View in Bookstore


  • Magazine Articles
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    #WeGotDiverseBooks: Reflections on Awards and Allies

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    The Horn Book Magazine

    2015

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    Children, Children What Do You See?

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    The Horn Book Magazine

    2015

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    O Christmas Books!

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    The Horn Book Magazine

    2011

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    Waiting (Calling Caldecott)

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    The Horn Book Magazine

    2015

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    In Defense of Gentle Men

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    The Horn Book Magazine

    2015

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    Words for Flora's Mother (And Other Imperfect Parents)

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    The Horn Book Magazine

    2014

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    Faith in Reading

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    The Horn Book Magazine

    2013

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    2012 BGHB Award Books in My Home

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    The Horn Book Magazine

    2013

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    Dave the Potter and Stevie the Reader

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    The Horn Book Magazine

    2011

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    Coming Home to Books

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    The Horn Book Magazine

    2011

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    Home Security

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    The Horn Book Magazine

    2010

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    Gutter Talk and More: Picturebook Paratexts, Illustration and Design at Storytime

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    Children & Libraries

    2010

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    The Boy Ramona

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    The Horn Book Magazine

    2011

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    Reading About Families in My Family

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    The Horn Book Magazine

    2008

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    InFORMed Reading: Evaluating and Using Picture Books, Beginning Reader Books and Illustrated Books

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    Children & Libraries

    2006

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    • “Slow Down and Look: Educational Programming at the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art”

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    Riverbank Review

    2003

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    Paint That Funky Music White Boy: The Jazz Picture Books of Chris Raschka

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    CreArta

    2003

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    Demystification and Wonder: Women & Pregnancy in the Picture Book Artistry of Julie Vivas

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    Bookbird Magazine

    2001