A good nonfiction story should be more than just a bunch of facts

Author Conrad J. Storad says that nonfiction stories should be fun. That’s exactly what he tries to do with each and every book that he writes for young readers.


Conrad and the
Story Monster can visit your school

Photo credit: Linda F. Radke


  • Storyteller of the Year—IRWIN Award

  • Will Rogers Gold Medallion

  • ONEBOOKAZ for Kids

  • Arizona Children's Author of the Year

  • Arizona Governor's Book Choice Award

  • USA Book News
    Best Children's Nonfiction

  • Moonbeam Children's Book Award

  • IBPA—Benjamin Franklin Silver Medal

  • 52 Great Reads—Library of Congress/ National Center for the Book

  • Paris Book Festival—Honorable Mention

  • Eric Hoffer Children's Book Award

  • Judy Goddard Award

  • Arizona Best Book—Glyph Award

  • Southwest Children's Literature
    Book of the Year

  • Arizona Authors Award
    Best Children's Literature

  • Hall of Fame—ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism

  • Walk of Fame
    City of Barberton, Ohio

What folks are saying …

I can’t tell you the number of holds that have been placed on your books by teachers and students since your wonderful visit last Tuesday! Thank you for dealing so diplomatically with our rather talkative students, for exciting us about science and reading, and for you very generous donations to our library.

I do believe you are the best when it comes to author visits!
Amy Hubbard, Librarian, Kyrene de las Lomas Elementary
Phoenix, Arizona