Obituary Note: Katey Howes

Katey Howes

Katey Howes, the picture book author and poet, died unexpectedly of natural causes on May 20, at her home. She was 47.

Howes's books for children include Woven of the World (2023), A Poem Grows Inside You (2022), Rissy No Kissies (2021), Be a Maker (2019), Magnolia Mudd and the Super Jumptastic Launcher Deluxe (2018), and Grandmother Thorn (2017), as well as the forthcoming books The Reindeer Remainders (Sourcebooks, July), Where the Deer Slip Through (2025), and Take It Apart (to be determined). Howes was also a frequent contributor to parenting, literacy, and STEAM websites, including Nerdy Book Club, KidLit411, STEAM-powered Family, and Imagination Soup. She was an active and beloved member of the children's literary community.

A former physical therapist, Howes was passionate about raising kids who love to read, and about helping kids recognize that they are makers, inventors, and creators. She is survived by her husband and three children.

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