Children's Books by Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators
2002 Identification Record
Merri V. Lindgren
Cooperative Children's Book Center
School of Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison
The Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) annually identifies and compiles a record of those children's and young adult books received by the CCBC that have been written, compiled, translated and/or illustrated by Wisconsin book creators.
An annotated listing of Books for Children and Young Adults about Wisconsin People, Places, and Topics of Interest features books published from 1996 to the present that have been received by the CCBC and are about Wisconsin-related topics.
The CCBC always welcomes information about Wisconsin creators of children's books. If you are a Wisconsin author or illustrator who had a book published in 2002 and it is not on this list, or if you have additional information about your connection to the state of Wisconsin, please contact Merri Lindgren.
The 2002 Identification Record lists book citations alphabetically by their Wisconsin creator (author, illustrator, compiler or translator) and offers a suggested age range for readers.
This CCBC 2002 Identification Record supplements earlier annual CCBC print
listings and includes those titles published during 2002 that were identified
and received at the CCBC through August 2007. A listing in this document does
not represent a recommendation by the CCBC staff.
Addy, Sharon Hart, author. When Wishes Were Horses. Illustrated by Brad Sneed. Houghton Mifflin, 2002. 32 pages (0-618-13166-3) Ages 4-8
Sharon Hart Addy was born and currently lives in Oak Creek. She received her BA from UW-Whitewater and has taught elementary in Stonebank and Oak Creek. She served as a writer for Community Newspapers, Inc. in Milwaukee from 1985 until 1990.
Apps, Jerry, author. Eat Rutabagas. Illustrated by Annika Beatty-Andersen. The Guest Cottage, Inc. (P.O. Box 848, Woodruff, WI 54568), 2002. 32 pages (1-930596-08-1) Ages 5-8
Apps, Jerry, author. Stormy. Illustrated by Annika Beatty-Andersen. The Guest Cottage, Inc., 2002. 32 pages (1-930596-09-X) Ages 5-8
Jerry Apps has lived in Wild Rose, Green Lake, Green Bay, and Madison. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Avi, author. Crispin: The Cross of Lead. Hyperion, 2002. 262 pages (0-7868-0828-4) Ages 10-14
Avi, author. Things that Sometimes Happen. Illustrated by Marjorie Priceman. An Anne Schwartz Book / Atheneum, 2002. 32 pages (0-689-83914-6) Ages 4-7
Avi Wortis currently lives in Boulder, Colorado, and writes under the pen name "Avi." He earned his Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Communications from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Bauer, Marion Dane, author. If You Were Born a Kitten. Illustrated by JoEllen McAllister Stammen. Little Simon / Simon & Schuster, 2002. 28 pages (0-689-85329-7) Ages 1-4
Bauer, Marion Dane, author. The Kissing Monster: A Lift-the-Flap Story. Illustrated by Kathy Couri. Little Simon / Simon & Schuster, 2002. 16 pages (0-689-84899-4) Ages 3-6
Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Love Song for a Baby. Illustrated by Dan Andreasen. Simon & Schuster, 2002. 32 pages (0-689-82268-5) Ages 1-5
Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Runt. Clarion, 2002. 138 pages (0-618-21261-2) Ages 8-11
Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Uh-Oh! A Lift-the-Flap Story. Illustrated by Valeria Petrone. Little Simon / Simon & Schuster, 2002. 16 pages (0-689-84711-4) Ages 1-3
Marion Dane Bauer lived in Delafield and Waukesha; she currently lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
Beatty-Andersen, Annika, illustrator. See Jerry Apps above.
Annika Beatty-Andersen lives in Boulder Junction.
Bornstein, Ruth Lercher, author. Butterflies and Lizards, Beryl and Me. Marshall Cavendish, 2002. 144 pages (0-7614-5118-8) Ages 9-13
Ruth Lercher Bornstein was born in Milwaukee. She grew up in Milwaukee and New London and received a degree from the University of Wisconsin. She now lives in Santa Monica, California.
Cameron, Clarence P., author. The Joining Tree: A Quest to Save the Rain Forest. 1st Books Library, 2002. 116 pages (1-4033-2772-6) Ages 10-14
A Wisconsin native, Clarence Cameron is a resident of Madison. He attended the University of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin Institute of Mortuary Science in Milwaukee.
Chaconas, Dori, author. One Little Mouse. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham. Viking, 2002. 32 pages (0-670-88947-4) Ages 3-6
Dori Chaconas lives in Germantown and attended parochial schools in Milwaukee.
Cheney, Lynne, author. America: A Patriotic Primer. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Simon & Schuster, 2002. 40 pages (0-689-85192-8) Ages 5-8
Lynne Cheney earned her PhD with a specialization in 19th century British Literature from UW-Madison.
Cobb, Vicki, author. I Get Wet. Illustrated by Julia Gorton. HarperCollins, 2002. 32 pages (0-688-17838-3) Ages 3-6
Cobb, Vicki, author. I See Myself. Illustrated by Julia Gorton. HarperCollins, 2002. 32 pages (0-688-17836-7) Ages 3-6
Cobb, Vicki, author. Open Your Eyes: Discover Your Sense of Sight. Illustrated by Cynthia C. Lewis. Millbrook, 2002. 32 pages(0-7613-1705-8) Ages 8-12
Cobb, Vicki, author. Sources of Forces: Science Fun With Force Fields. Illustrated by Steve Haefele. Millbrook, 2002. 32 pages (0-7613-1574-8) Ages 8-12
Vicki Cobb attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1954 to 1957 and currently lives in White Plains, New York.
Dakins, Todd, illustrator. See Don Hoffman below.
Todd Dakins lives in Brookfield. He attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
Daly, Maureen. Seventeenth Summer. Simon & Schuster's Books for Young Readers, 2002 (c1942, c1970). 312 pages (0-689-85383-1) Ages 13-16
Maureen Daly was born in Ireland but grew up in Fond du Lac. She currently lives in Palm Desert, California.
Dorros, Arthur, author. When the Pigs Took Over. Illustrated by Diane Greenseid. Dutton, 2002. 32 pages (0-525-42030-4) Ages 4-8
Arthur Dorros attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he received a BA in English in 1972. He currently lives in Seattle, Washington.
Ehlert, Lois, author/artist. In My World. Harcourt, 2002. 36 pages (0-15-216269-0) Ages 3-8
Lois Ehlert grew up in Beaver Dam. She attended University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Layton School of Art. She now lives in Milwaukee.
Enright, Elizabeth, author. The Four Story Mistake. (A Melendy Quartet Book) Henry Holt and Company, 2002 (c1942, 1970). 194 pages (0-8050-7061-3) Ages 8-12
Enright, Elizabeth, author. The Saturdays. (A Melendy Quartet Book) Henry Holt and Company, 2002 (c1941, 1969). 177 pages (0-8050-7060-5) Ages 8-12
Enright, Elizabeth, author. Spiderweb for Two: A Melendy Maze. (A Melendy Quartet Book) Henry Holt and Company, 2002 (c1951, 1979). 207 pages (0-8050-7063-X) Ages 8-12
Enright, Elizabeth, author. Then There Were Five. (A Melendy Quartet Book) Henry Holt and Company, 2002 (c1944, 1972). 260 pages (0-8050-7062-1) Ages 8-12
Elizabeth Enright spent her childhood summers in Wyoming Valley near Spring Green. She is the niece of architect Frank Lloyd Wright.
Fifield, Lisa, illustrator. Bears Make Rock Soup and Other Stories. Written by Lise Erdrich. Children's Book Press, 2002. 32 pages (0-89239-172-3) Ages 7-10
Lisa Fifield is enrolled in the Oneida Tribe of Indians of Wisconsin.
Franchino, Vicky, author. George Washington Carver. Compass Point Books, 2002. 32 pages (0-7565-0112-1) Ages 5-8
Franchino, Vicky, author. John F. Kennedy. Compass Point Books, 2002. 32 pages (0-7565-0113-X) Ages 5-8
Vicky Franchino received her BA in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently lives in Wisconsin.
Gaiman, Neil, author. Coraline. Illustrated by Dave McKean. HarperCollins, 2002. 162 pages (0-380-97778-8) Ages 10-14
Born in England, Neil Gaiman now lives in northwestern Wisconsin.
Graef, Renée, illustrator. Addy Studies Freedom. Written by Connie Porter.Illustrated by Dahl Taylor. Vignettes by Renée Graef, Phillip Hood, and Jane Varda. (American Girls Short Stories) American Girls, 2002. 56 pages (1-58485-480-4) Ages 7-11
Renée Graef received a BA in art from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A former resident of Milwaukee, she currently lives in Cedarburg.
Gregory, Valiska, author. Shirley's Wonderful Baby. Illustrated by Bruce Degen. HarperCollins, 2002. 32 pages (0-06-028132-4) Ages 4-7
Valiska Gregory was a lecturer at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee from 1968 to 1974. She currently lives in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Guhl, Mary J., author. Springs. Richard C. Owen Publishers, 2002. 16 pages (1-57274-584-3) Ages 4-7
Mary Guhl lives in Neenah.
Henkes, Kevin, author/illustrator. Grandpa & Bo. Greenwillow/HarperCollins, 2002 (c1986). 32 pages (0-06-623837-4) Ages 3-7
Henkes, Kevin, author/illustrator. Owen's Marshmallow Chick. Greenwillow/HarperFestival, 2002. 18 pages (0-06-001012-6) Ages 2-6
Kevin Henkes was born and raised in Racine. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and now lives in Madison.
Hoffman, Don, author. Abigail is a Big Girl: Are You a Big Girl Too? Illustrated by Todd Dakins. Dalmation Press, 2002. 24 pages (1-40370-197-0) Ages 3-5
Hoffman, Don, author. Billy is a Big Boy: Are You a Big Boy Too? Illustrated by Todd Dakins. Dalmation Press, 2002. 24 pages (1-40370-196-2) Ages 3-5
Don Hoffman lives in Milwauker, where he is the Director of Public Affairs and Communication for Milwaukee Public Schools and a children's acting coach.
Huie, Keith, author. Captain Everybody. Jingle Books, 2002. 164 pages (0-9710041-1-0) Ages 8-12
Keith Huie lives in Sun Prairie.
Humphrey, Melanie Friedersdorf, author. Daddy, Up and Down: Sisters Grieve the Loss of Their Daddy. By Lila Stenson and Anna Stenson, as told to Melanie Friedersdorf Humphrey. Illustrated by Cheryl Biddix. Peaceful Village Publishing, 2002. 32 pages (0-9658061-1-1) Ages 4-7
Melanie Friedersdorf Humphrey lives in Madison from June to October.
Jackson, Jacqueline Dougan, author. More Stories from the Round Barn. Triquarterly Books / Northwestern University Press, 2002. 287 pages(0-8101-5135-9) Age 10 and older
Jacqueline Dougan grew up on her family's dairy farm east of Beloit, in Turtle Township, Rock County. She teaches at the University of Illinois at Springfield.
Johnson, Judith C., author. Poppel. Illustrated by Aaron Joel Moriarity. Poppel Press, 2002. 40 pages (0-9724193-0-6) Ages 4-7
Johnson, Judith C., author. Poppel's Place. Illustrated by Aaron Joel Moriarity. Poppel Press, 2002. 40 pages (0-9724193-1-4) Ages 4-7
Judith Johnson lives in Green Bay.
Johnson, Stephen, author/illustrator. As the City Sleeps. Viking, 2002. 32 pages (0-670-88940-7) Age 8 and older
Stephen T. Johnson was born in Madison while his parents were attending the university. He was an infant when his family moved out of state.
Krull, Kathleen, author. Clip Clip Clip: Three Stories about Hair. Illustrated by Paul Brewer. Holiday House, 2002. 32 pages (0-8234-1639-9) Ages 5-8
Born in Missouri, Kathleen Krull earned her BA from Lawrence University in Appleton. She worked for Raintree Publishers in Milwaukee and Western Publishing in Racine in the 1970s. She now lives in San Diego.
LaFaye, A., author. The Strength of Saints. Simon & Schuster, 2002. 183 pages (0-689-83200-1) Ages 11-14
Alexandra LaFaye was born in Hudson and grew up in Hammond. She currently teaches creative writing and children's literature at California State University in San Bernadino.
LaMarche, Jim, illustrator. Old Town in the Green Groves. Written by Cynthia Rylant. (Laura Ingalls Wilder's Lost Little House Years) HarperCollins, 2002. 164 pages (0-06-029561-9) Ages 8-12
LaMarche, Jim, illustrator. A Story for Bear. Written by Dennis Haseley. Silver Whistle/Harcourt, 2002. 32 pages (0-15-200239-1) Ages 5-8
Jim LaMarche grew up in Kewaskum and received his BA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently lives in Santa Cruz, California.
Lavallee, Barbara, illustrator. All You Need for a Snowman. Written by Alice Schertle. Silver Whistle / Harcourt, 2002. 32 pages (0-15-200789-X) Ages 2-5
Born in Iowa, Barbara Lavallee grew up in Wisconsin. She currently lives in Anchorage, Alaska.
Lorbiecki, Marybeth, author. Louisa May & Mr. Thoreau's Flute. Written by Julie Dunlap and Marybeth Lorbiecki. Illustrated by Mary Azarian. Dial, 2002. 32 pages (0-8037-2470-5) Ages 6-10
Marybeth Lorbiecki lives in Hudson.
Main, Judith Lang, author/illustrator. A is for Altar, B is for Bible. Catechesis of the Good Shepherd Publications, 2002. 64 pages (1-56854-458-8) Ages 4-7
Judith Lang Main lives in Milwaukee.
Manuel, Lynn, author. The Christmas Thingamajig. Illustrated by Carol Benioff. Dutton, 2002. 32 pages (0-525-46120-5) Ages 5-8
Lynn Manuel graduated from the University of British Columbia with a master's degree in creative writing. She is a native of Canada and currently lives in Bayside.
McLernon, Carol March, author. Samuele: A Man with Many Names. Oxen Books, 2002. 71 pages (0-9713773-1-6) Ages 9-13
Carol March McLernon has lived in southeastern and southwestern Wisconsin. She received a BS degree from the University of Wisconsin-Platteville and a Master's degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.
Merriam, Eve, author. Spooky ABC. Illustrated by Lane Smith. Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2002 (rev. ed.). 32 pages (0-689-85356-4) Ages 6-9
Eve Merriam attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Moriarity, Aaron Joel, illustrator. See Judith C. Johnson above.
Aaron Joel Moriarity lives in Door County.
Ogren, Cathy Stefanec, author. The Adventures of Archie Featherspoon. Illustrated by Jack E . Davis. Aladdin, 2002. 43 pages (0-689-84284-8) Ages 7-10
Cathy Stefanec Ogren was born in Milwaukee and lived in Wisconsin for over twenty years. She now lives in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts.
Oliver, Andrew, author. Beyond the Enchanted Bridge: A Visit to Scarecrow Land. Adams-Pomeroy Press, 2002. 126 pages (pbk. 0-9661009-3-X) Ages 8-11
Andrew Oliver is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison and currently lives in Albany.
O'Neil, Peter, reading consultant. Wisconsin. (One Nation) Capstone Press, 2002. 48 pages (0-7368-1275-X) Ages 7-9
Peter O'Neil is the Director of Instruction for the Brodhead School District.
Peck, Beth, illustrator. Jason Rat-a-tat. Written by Colby Rodowsky. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2002. 68 pages (0-374-33671-7) Ages 7-11
Peck, Beth, illustrator. A Picture of Grandmother. Written by Esther Hautzig. Frances Foster Books / Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2002. 82 pages (0-374-35920-2) Ages 8-12
Beth Peck lives in Menomonie.
Pennington, Rochelle M., author. The Christmas Tree Ship: The Story of Captain Santa. Illustrated by Charles Vickery. The Guest Cottage, 2002. 32 pages (1-930596-19-7) Age 8 and older
Rochelle M. Pennington is a freelance author and newspaper columnist who lives in Campbellsport.
Perkins, Lynne Rae, author/illustrator. The Broken Cat. Greenwillow/HarperCollins, 2002. 32 pages (0-06-029263-6) Ages 5-8
Perkins, Lynne Rae, illustrator. Georgie Lee. Written by Sharon Phillips Denslow. Greenwillow/HarperCollins, 2002. 91 pages (0-688-17940-1) Ages 7-11
Lynne Rae Perkins received her MFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1981.
Pfitsch, Patricia Curtis, author. Riding the Flume. Simon & Schuster, 2002. 232 pages (0-689-83823-9) Ages 10-14
Patricia Curtis Pfitsch has lived in the Gays Mills area since 1980.
Press, Petra, author. The Cheyenne. (First Reports) Compass Point Books, 2002. 48 pages (0-7565-0186-5) Ages 6-10
Press, Petra, author. The Nez Perce. (First Reports) Compass Point Books, 2002. 48 pages (0-7565-0187-3) Ages 6-10
Press, Petra, author. The Shawnee. (First Reports) Compass Point Books, 2002. 48 pages (0-7565-0188-1) Ages 6-10
Press, Petra, author. The Zuni. (First Reports) Compass Point Books, 2002. 48 pages (0-7565-0189-X) Ages 6-10
Petra Press lives in Milwaukee.
Qualey, Marsha, author. One Night. Dial, 2002. 170 pages (0-8037-2602-3) Age 15 and older
Marsha Qualey has lived in Wauwatosa, Monona, and Madison. She currently lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.
Rapp, Adam, author. Little Chicago. Front Street, 2002. 255 pages (1-886910-72-3) Age 14 and older
Adam Rapp attended St. John's Military Academy in Delafield. He now lives in New York City.
Roop, Peter, and Connie Roop, authors. Sitting Bull. (In Their Own Words) Scholastic Reference, 2002. 128 pages (pbk. 0-439-6322-0) Ages 8-12
Connie Roop was born in Elkhorn and grew up in Delavan. She attended Lawrence University in Appleton and has also attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a teacher in Appleton, where she currently lives.
Peter Roop grew up in Massachusetts. He attended Lawrence University and also attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a teacher in Appleton, where he currently lives.
Ryder, Joanne, author. Big Bear Ball. Illustrated by Steven Kellogg. HarperCollins, 2002. 28 pages (0-06-027955-9) Ages 3-6
Ryder, Joanne, author. Mouse Tail Moon. Illustrated by Maggie Kneen. Henry Holt and Company, 2002. 32 pages (0-8050-6404-4) Ages 7-12
Joanne Ryder attended Marquette University, where she received a journalism degree in 1968. She now lives in Pacific Grove, California.
Schindler, S.D., illustrator. Don't Know Much About the Pilgrims. Written by Kenneth C. Davis. HarperCollins, 2002. 45 pages (0-06-028609-1) Ages 7-10
Schindler, S.D., illustrator. Skeleton Hiccups. Written by Margery Cuyler. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2002. 32 pages (0-689-84770-X) Ages 3-6
S.D. Schindler is a native of Racine. He now lives in Philadelphia.
Shafer, Anders C., author/illustrator. The Fantastic Journey of Pieter Bruegel. Dutton, 2002. 40 pages (0-525-46986-9) Ages 8-12
Anders Shafer was born in Fayetteville, Arkansas. He taught at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire and is now Professor Emeritus.
Stewig, John Warren, author. Making Plum Jam. Illustrated by Kevin O'Malley. Hyperion, 2002. 32 pages (0-7868-0460-2) Ages 5-8
John Warren Stewig has lived in Waukesha, Milwaukee, and Glendale. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, receiving his bachelor's and graduate degrees. He currently lives in Glendale and is a Professor of Language Arts at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Taylor, Charles A., author. Juneteenth: A Celebration of Freedom. Illustrated by Charles A. Taylor, II. Open Hand, 2002. 32 pages (0-940880-68-7) Ages 7-11
Charles A. Taylor is Assistant Dean for Graduate Programs at Edgewood College in Madison.
Taylor, Charles A., II, illustrator. See Charles A. Taylor above.
Charles A. Taylor II is a former resident of Madison. He currently lives in Carson, California.
Tegge, Gigi, author. The Magical Trunk: A Book of Colors. Greene Bark Press, 2002. 32 pages (1-880851-67-9) Ages 4-7
Gigi Tegge lives in Baraboo and spends much of the year traveling and peforming as a circus clown.
Tolan, Stephanie S., author. Surviving the Applewhites. HarperCollins, 2002. 216 pages (0-06-623602-9) Ages 11-14
Born in Canton, Ohio, Stephanie Tolan has lived in Kenosha and currently lives in Waterford, New York.
Torres, Laura, author. Crossing Montana. Holiday House, 2002. 119 pages (0-8234-1643-7) Age 13 and older
Laura Torres is a former resident of southern Wisconsin, where she worked as an editor for American Girls magazine. She grew up near Seattle and now lives in northern California.
Uschan, Michael V., author. The Battle of the Little Bighorn. (Landmark Events in American History) World Almanac Library, 2002. 48 pages (0-8368-5338-5) Ages 8-12
Uschan, Michael V., author. The Battle of the Little Bighorn. By MaryLee Knowlton and Michael V. Uschan. (Events that Shaped America) Gareth Stevens, 2002. 32 pages (0-8368-3222-1) Ages 8-12
Born in Milwaukee, Michael V. Uschan currently lives in Franklin. He earned his BA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Vogt, Gregory. Solar System. (Scholastic Science Readers) Scholastic Reference, 2002. 48 pages (pbk. 0-439-38247-5) Ages 7-10
Gregory Vogt was born in Milwaukee and has also lived in West Bend and Brown Deer. He received his MS and BS degrees at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Wright, David K., author. The Story of Chevy Corvettes. (Classic Cars) Gareth Stevens, 2002. 24 pages (0-8368-3189-6) Ages 5-8
Wright, David K., author. The Story of Chevy Impalas. (Classic Cars) Gareth Stevens, 2002. 24 pages (0-8368-3191-8) Ages 5-8
Wright, David K., author. The Story of Ford Thunderbirds. (Classic Cars) Gareth Stevens, 2002. 24 pages (0-8368-3189-6) Ages 5-8
Wright, David K., author. The Story of Model T Fords. (Classic Cars) Gareth Stevens, 2002. 24 pages (0-8368-3192-6) Ages 5-8