Dear Readers,

W.H. Beck

Professional wonderer. Also, elementary school librarian and author of books for kids.

If you’re looking for the online home of children’s author W.H. Beck, you’ve found me. Hi!

If you’ve stumbled across this in a different way, well then, I’m W.H. Beck, and I write books for kids. I like them with a dose of adventure and a dash of mystery (the books, not the kids).

My most recent book is Malcolm at Midnight. It stars a secret society of classroom pets and a rat so small that everyone assumes he’s a mouse. I am currently hard at work on a sequel to Malcolm and a nonfiction picture book. Watch for those in spring 2015 and fall 2015, respectively.

There are more details about me and my books in the links above. You can also see what I’m up to by clicking the news links below, following me on Twitter or Tumblr, or “liking” me on Facebook. And anything else you don’t find? Well, shoot me a message via e-mail.

Thanks for stopping by!


Latest Notes and News

WhitePine On my desk - I haven't written about the books I'm reading in ages, so I thought I'd highlight a few that have been lingering on my desk--because I keep going back to look at them again and again. Click through to read about lumberjacks, promoting your work, and two fantastic middle grade mysteries!
Picture book dummy Picture Book Dummies: What I Worked on This Weekend - I've been quiet lately, with my head down working on revisions for MALCOLM UNDER THE STARS. But this weekend I got to step out of that revision cave for a while to pull out an old part of a project: the "dummy" manuscript I made for GLOW, my upcoming nonfiction picture book.
Malcolm on audio Audiobook giveaway winner - Julee Murphy of Book Egg is the winner of the World Read Aloud Day MALCOLM AT MIDNIGHT audiobook giveaway. Congrats, Julee!
litworldwrad14facebook World Read Aloud Day: A Mystery Scavenger Hunt - Hey Readers! I'm playing along with a little World Read Aloud Day fun today. Each author has a clue to a word that will unlock a phrase for prizes on BonBon Break. Here's mine!
cropped-IMG_1394.jpeg Audiobook Giveaway - World Read Aloud Day is tomorrow! This year, I created a video as part of a mystery scavenger hunt with several other authors. Play along here. It also seemed like a great time to give away a copy of  Recorded Books' audio version of Malcolm at Midnight. So I am!