Rebecca Caprara graduated from Cornell University and practiced architecture before shifting her focus from bricks to books. She writes stories for readers of all ages and loves experimenting with narrative forms and new genres. Her work ranges from poetry and picture books to middle grade and young adult novels.
Her debut middle grade novel, The Magic of Melwick Orchard (Lerner/Carolrhoda) was longlisted for a Massachusetts Book Award. Her middle grade novel-in-verse, Worst-Case Collin (Charlesbridge) received wide acclaim, including the prestigious International Youth Library White Ravens selection. It was also named a "Best Children's Book of the Year" by the Bank Street College of Education, a “Notable Verse Novel” by the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Excellence in Children's Poetry Award Committee, and was a finalist for the Mark Twain Readers Award. She also writes the Mission Multiverse series published by Abrams/Amulet, hailed as a “fast-paced intergalactic romp” by Publishers Weekly.
Her most recent books include Camilla's Concert, the newest installment in her picture book series with KiwiCo Press, and Spin, a feminist reimagining of Ovid's myth of Arachne for young adult readers published by Simon&Schuster/Atheneum. Since its publication, Spin has received multiple starred reviews (Kirkus, SLJ, PW) and was named a Best Book of 2023 by both School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly.
Rebecca is the recipient of the Marguerite W. Davol Picture Book Manuscript Scholarship, as well as the Jane Yolen Scholarship from the Society of Children's Book Writers & Illustrators. An artist and avid globetrotter, she has lived in Italy, Singapore, and Canada. She is now growing roots with her family in Massachusetts, where she also hosts a book club for young readers at an independent bookstore in her community.