Books Lynne Rae Perkins Books by Lynne Rae Perkins Lynne Rae Perkins has written books about: Children's Books Fiction Young Adult Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email NPR stories about Lynne Rae Perkins Books Why My Mom Left Me Out Of Her Book June 19, 2016 Frank and Lucky Get Schooled author Lynne Rae Perkins wrote a book about her son Frank and their dog Lucky. But she left one important person out — her daughter Lucy. Why My Mom Left Me Out Of Her Book Listen · 2:49 2:49 Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/482508765/482669046" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Books 'Criss Cross' Nets Newbery Medal for Perkins January 24, 2006 Lynne Rae Perkins' coming-of-age novel about a group of friends is this year's winner of the John Newbery Medal, awarded to outstanding writing in children's literature. Criss Cross tells the story of 14-year-old Debbie as she wishes something would happen to her to make her life different. 'Criss Cross' Nets Newbery Medal for Perkins Listen Toggle more options Download Embed Embed <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/5170249/5170260" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player"> Transcript Books for Children, Books for Life November 21, 2005 Long after the remote control car dies and the talking dolls stops working, children will return to the books loved adults give them. Children's librarian Maria Salvadore shares her favorites from 2005. A printable list and excerpts are featured. Excerpt: 'Criss Cross' November 21, 2005 Young people at the crossroad between childhood and adulthood confront the choices that must be made along the way in this title recommended for 12- to 14-year-olds by children's librarian Maria Salvadore.