Chris Barton

Chris Barton is the author of the picture books SHARK VS. TRAIN (a New York Times and Publishers Weekly bestseller) and THE DAY-GLO BROTHERS (winner, American Library Association Sibert Honor), as well as the young adult nonfiction thriller CAN I SEE YOUR I.D.? TRUE STORIES OF FALSE IDENTITIES. His 2014 publications include picture book ATTACK! BOSS! CHEAT CODE! A GAMER'S ALPHABET and his YA fiction debut as a contributor to the collection ONE DEATH, NINE STORIES, and 2015 will bring picture book biographies THE AMAZING AGE OF JOHN ROY LYNCH and THE NUTCRACKER COMES TO AMERICA: HOW THREE BALLET-LOVING BROTHERS CREATED A HOLIDAY TRADITION. Chris and his wife, novelist Jennifer Ziegler (REVENGE OF THE FLOWER GIRLS), live in Austin, Texas, with their family.

For more information about Chris, his books, and his presentations to students, writers, educators, and librarians, please visit him at


Can I See Your I.D.?: True Stories of False Identities Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Paul Hoppe (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780803733107
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Published: Dial Books - April 14th, 2011

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Shark vs. Train Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Tom Lichtenheld (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780316007627
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Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - April 1st, 2010

The Day-Glo Brothers: The True Story of Bob and Joe Switzer's Bright Ideas and Brand-New Colors Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Tony Persiani (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781570916731
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Published: Charlesbridge - July 1st, 2009

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Attack! Boss! Cheat Code!: A Gamer's Alphabet Cover Image
By Chris Barton, Joey Spiotto (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781576877012
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Published: POW! - October 14th, 2014