Individual Author Record
Name: Greg Leitich SmithPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: Sites:
Illinois ConnectionLeitich Smith grew up in a German American neighborhood on the north side of Chicago and attended Lane Tech High School. He graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Biographical and Professional InformationGreg Leitich Smith is co-author (with his wife, New York Times best-selling author Cynthia Leitich Smith) of the picture book Santa Knows and the young adult short story The Wrath of Dawn, which appeared in the Geektastic anthology.Originally from Chicago, Greg now lives in Austin, Texas. He holds degrees in electrical engineering from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Texas at Austin, and a degree in law from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor.
- Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo, Little Brown, 2003 - reprinted 2013
- Tofu and T. Rex, Little Brown, 2005 - reprinted 2013
- Santa Knows, Dutton, 2006 - written with Cynthia Leitich Smith
- Chronal Engine, HMH Books for Young Readers, 2012 - reprinted 2013
- Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn, Macmillan, 2014
- Borrowed Time, Clarion, 2015
Titles At Your Library
Ninjas, Piranhas, and Galileo
ISBN: 1623520290 IntoPrint Publishing. 2013 Honoria, Shohei, and Elias, who are "united together against That Which Is The Peshtigo School," face conflict over their budding romantic interest and a science project gone awry.
Tofu and T. rex
ISBN: 0316777226 Little, Brown Young Readers. 2005 Hans-Peter, who enjoys working in his family's Chicago delicatessen, applies for admission to the prestigious Peshtigo School that his cousin Freddie, a vegan and outspoken animal rights activist, attends. By the author of
ISBN: 0525477578 Dutton Books for Young Readers. 2006 Cantankerous child Alfie F. Snorklepuss, who tells everyone who will listen that Santa Claus doesn't exist, gets a much-needed attitude adjustment from the man in red who takes him on an eye-opening journey to the North Pole.
ISBN: 0544022777 HMH Books for Young Readers. 2013 When Max, Kyle, and Emma are sent to live with their grandfather, they think their summer is ruined. But after Emma is kidnapped at the exact time that her grandfather predicted, Max and Kyle are forced to believe his story about the time machine in the basement.
To save Emma, Max, Kyle, and their new friend Petra must take the trip of a lifetime — to the Cretaceous period. Soon they find themselves dodging killer insects, velociraptors, and the terrifying T. rex. Can thesethree contemporary teens hunt down a kidnapper, forage for food, and survive long enough to return home?
Little Green Men at the Mercury Inn
ISBN: 125006287X Square Fish. 2015
Beach culture and UFOs collide in this lighthearted adventure story about an alien encounter at an aging Cocoa Beach motel.
ISBN: 0544237110 Clarion Books. 2015
Praise for Chronal Engine:
“Think Survivor and Robinson Crusoe, with a helping of Jurassic Park and a seasoning of The Time Machine.” —School Library Journal
“This is exactly the book young dino fans would write themselves.” —Booklist
In this time-travel dinosaur adventure, Max Pierson-Takahashi and his friend Petra return to the days of the dinosaurs, where they must survive attacks from mosasaurs, tyrannosaurs, and other deadly creatures, including a vengeful, pistol-toting girl from the 1920s. The fast pace, mind-bending time twists, and Greg Leitich Smith’s light, humorous touch make this an exciting, fun choice for readers looking for adventure and nonstop action.