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Bruce Larkin

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Bruce Larkin
Bruce Larkin in Montana
Bruce Larkin in Montana
Born (1957-01-23) January 23, 1957 (age 67)
West Chester, Pennsylvania
OccupationAuthor, Poet
GenreChildren's literature

Bruce Larkin (born January 23, 1957)[citation needed] is a children's book author, poet, ESL expert, and philanthropist who writes in English and Spanish. Many of his works are published by Wilbooks, an educational publishing company. Larkin's books are primarily used to teach young children how to read.[1] Larkin has published more than 1,500 book titles, both fiction and non-fiction, for beginner readers. He has also written more than 3,000 poems.[2] Bruce Larkin is known for his philanthropic efforts in the field of literacy. In November and December 2009, Larkin donated over 400,000 books to schools all around the United States.[1] Larkin was named the 2012 Children's Poet of the Year by the Literacy Empowerment Foundation.[3]

Larkin has an interest in jackalopes, and refers to himself as a "jackalopoligist" with a specialty in "flaggerdoots".[4]


Bruce Larkin, a children's book author, and poet was born on January 23, 1957, in West Chester, Pennsylvania. He attended the Saint Simon and Jude school in Westtown Township, Pennsylvania. Larkin also attended Henderson High School in West Chester. Larkin served for four years in the United States Coast Guard, as a small boat crew member, and later as a search-and-rescue Air-crewman. After leaving the Coast Guard, Larkin attended The Richard Stockton College of New Jersey, located in Galloway Township, New Jersey.

Larkin was a member of the Westtown-Goshen Rotary Club in West Chester.


  1. ^ a b "Daily Local News article on Bruce Larkin" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  2. ^ "Literacy Heroes Breakfast: Our Heroes". Literacyheroes.com. Archived from the original on 2013-12-14. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  3. ^ Literacy Empowerment Foundation Children's Poet of the Year Archived May 15, 2013, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ "Jackalope Research Institute". Jackalope Research Institute. Retrieved 2014-04-22.

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