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John Coy – Children’s Book Author


Award-winning local author, John Coy, has written children's picture books, middle-grade novels, and young adult novels. Coy lives in Minneapolis and visits schools nationally and internationally. We like Coy's novels for his ability to take meaningful subjects and make them accessible for his target age group. Although his books tend to be geared towards boys, mom's will also enjoy these books. (Trust me when I tell you that is not always the case with books geared toward little boys.)

Books by John Coy

Picture Books:

• Night Driving
• Strong to the Hoop
• Vroomaloom Zoom
• Two Old Potatoes and Me
• Around the World
• Hoop Genius: How a Desperate Teacher and a Rowdy Gym Class Invented Basketball
• Game Changer: John McLendon and the Secret Game
• Their Great Gift: Courage, Sacrifice, and Hope in a New Land

Middle-Grade Novels:

• For Extreme-Sports Crazy Boys Only
• Top of the Order
• Eyes on the Goal
• Love of the Game
• Take Your Best Shot

Young Adult Novels:

• Gap Life
• Crackback
• Box Out

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Bookhounds Gets to Know John Coy

Author John Coy

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Get to know John Coy as he talks to Gianna about his book, Their Great Gift, The photographs in this book, by Wing Young Huie, are breathtaking pictures of Minnesota in all different colors. This is a non-fiction book. Or as John likes to say, "It's a story that is true."

John Coy was a guest on BookHounds on March 3, 2016. Learn more and watch the video here. Go to our BookHounds Page for more local author interviews.

You can also hear the story of this beautiful book here.








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