Caroline Arnold reads form her book \"The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers\".
Caroline Arnold has been writing for children since 1980 and is the author of more than 100 books. Recent nonfiction titles include Taj Mahal (Carolrhoda) and A Panda's World, (Picture Window Books), one of a series of eight books illustrated with her own cut paper art. Her recent fiction books include Wiggle and Waggle (Charlesbridge), five short stories about two hard working worms, and The Terrible Hodag and the Animal Catchers, (Boyds Mills), a tall tale which won the Parents' Choice Gold Award. Her books have received awards from the American Library Association, the National Science Teachers Association, P.E.N., and SCBWI. Recently she received the Washington Post/Children's Book Guild Nonfiction Award for her body of work and the Leo Politi award from California Readers. Caroline's interest in animals and the out-of-doors began when she was a child growing up in Minneapolis, Minnesota. After majoring in art and literature at Grinnell College in Iowa, she received her M.A. in art from the University of Iowa. Caroline lives in Los Angeles and teaches part-time in the Writer's Program at UCLA Extension