Tucson Festival of Books

Scott Magoon (he/him/his)



Daniel Magoon

Scott Magoon has illustrated several acclaimed picture books, including the New York Times best-selling "Rescue and Jessica: A Life-Changing Friendship" by Jessica Kensky and Patrick Downes, "Misunderstood Shark" by Ame Dyckman, "Spoon" by Amy Krouse Rosenthal and The Nuts series by Eric Litwin. He is also the author-illustrator of "Breathe" and "The Boy Who Cried Bigfoot!" His new series is The Extincts graphic novels.

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Awards: Irma Black Award, ALA Schneider Family Award, Christopher Award


Scheduled events:
World's Last Hope: Sci Fi Quests
Science fiction books project a future possible world, often a world of dystopia where things have gone very wrong for people and animals. Jonathan Case, Donna Barba Higuera and Scott Magoon use science to explore stories of climate change and what it means for people and animals.

College of Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Multigenre
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Jonathan Case, Scott Magoon, Donna Barba Higuera
Moderator: Kait DeMoney
Middle Grade Carousel: Challenging the Odds
Meet a bunch of authors in 60 minutes and find out how their characters are challenging the odds in their lives and worlds. Each author will be seated at a table to talk with a small group about their newest book. Every eight minutes the authors will rotate to a new table in our version of author speed-dating.

College of Education Kiva 211 (Seats 200)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 4, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Franco Aureliani, Kelly J. Baptist, Jonathan Case, Roshani Chokshi, Arnée Flores, Scott Magoon, Janae Marks, Michelle Mohrweis
Moderators: Magdalena Castillo-Cockrum, Caryl Crowell
Creating Comics and Graphic Novels
Three creators of comics and graphic novels for middle grade and young adult readers share their processes of creating these books and their perspectives on what makes a successful graphic novel.

Education Room 351 (Seats 46, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 5, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelists: Franco Aureliani, Scott Magoon, Molly Mendoza
Moderator: Elizabeth O'Donnell

Books:
The Extincts: Flight of the Mammoth (the Extincts #2)
Children / Teens
Abrams, Incorporated
March 2023
ISBN 9781419752520
160 pages

The Extincts: Quest for the Unicorn Horn (the Extincts #1)
Children / Teens
Abrams, Incorporated
March 2022
ISBN 9781419752506
160 pages