My first book, Sand Dollar, Sand Dollar, was in print for nine years. Ages 4-7. J.B. Lippincott.
The Diviner was based on a French Canadian folk story my grandmother told me. Ages 5-8. J.B. Lippincott.
Henri and the Loup Garou was a 1982 Notable Children’s Trade Book in Social Studies. Ages 5-8. Pantheon.
After Giants of Smaller Worlds came out, an editor from another company called to tell me that they had also published a book about giant insects, but it wasn’t in color and didn’t show the insects in actual sizes, as my book did. Ages 7-10. Dodd, Mead.
Toasted Bagels. Part of the Break of Day Series. Ages 7-9. Coward, McCann.
As an Illustrator:
The Go-Around Dollar ( by Barbara Johnston Adams) is available through Simon & Schuster in hardcover and is a Junior Library Guild selection. Ages 7-9. Four Winds, now Simon and Schuster. In print since 1992 and doing well.
Joanne Landers Henry (author) negotiated the re-publication of Log Cabin in the Woods, which I illustrated. It was available for years in both hardcover and paperback and was also a Scholastic Book Club title. Ages 10-13. Four Winds Press. Re-published by Guild Press, Emmis Publishing, IN, Fall 2002.
How to Survive Third Grade was available for ten years. Ages 7-9. Albert Whitman.
The first of a series of three books, Mrs. Peloki’s Snake (Joanne Oppenheim), was a 1981 IRA Children’s Choice book. It was followed by Mrs. Peloki’s Substitute, then Mrs. Peloki’s Class Play, which in 1984-85 was nominated for The Golden Sower: the Nebraska Children’s Book Award. Ages 4-8. Dodd, Mead.
The author of Orphan Jeb at the Massacree, Stephen Mooser, is one of the founders of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Ages 9-12. Knopf.
Piskies, Spriggans and Other Magical Beings (Shirley Climo). Ages 8-10. T. Y. Crowell.
Milllion Dollar Jeans (Ron Roy). Ages 9-12. E.P. Dutton
Be Kind to Your Dog at Christmas (Barbara Costikyan). Age 8-11. Pantheon.
Gus Goes to School (Jane Thayer) was one of the popular Gus the Ghost books. First edition title was Gus Was a Real Dumb Ghost. Age 4-6. William Morrow.
The Day Eli Went Looking for Bear (Michelle Dionetti). Ages 4-7. Addison-Wesley.
The Story of Things (Kate Morgan). Ages K-3. Walker & Co.
There are three books published by Cobblestone Publishing which are availble as large format paperbacks. The Struggle for Freedom: Plays on the American Revolution 1762-1788 (Charles F. Baker III) and The Myths and Legends of Mount Olympos (Rosalie and Charles F. Baker III) were illustrated by me alone. Earth Maker’s Lodge: Native American Folklore, Activities and Foods (edited by E. Barrie Kavasch), illustrated by myself, Chris Wold Dyrud and Tim Foley, won the 1995 Book Builder’s Award for Excellence in Graphic Arts.
Over the years: Cricket, Spider, Ladybug, Faces, Cobblestone and Odyssey.
Long time member of Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators. Gave a workshop at the 1998 SCBW&I Northeast Regional Conference in Framingham, MA.
Open Water was a finalist for the SCBW&I Works in Progress Grant for YA Fiction. I write on art for periodicals. I am a sea kayaker, sculptor in welded steel and bronze, mother of three, grandmother of five and wife. My BFA is from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University.