Children's Books by Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators

2003 Identification Record


Compiled by

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 2003 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 2003 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 2003 Identification Record supplements earlier annual CCBC print listings and includes those titles published during 2003 that were identified and received at the CCBC through May 2005. A listing in this document does not represent a recommendation by the CCBC staff.


  • Ambrose, Stephen E., author. This Vast Land: A Young Man's Journal of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
    Simon & Schuster, 2003. 293 pages (0-689-86448-5) Age 12 and up

    Stephen Ambrose attended the University of Wisconsin. Before his death in 2002, he lived in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, and Helena, Montana.

  • Avi, author. The Mayor of Central Park. Illustrated by Brian Floca.
    HarperCollins, 2003. 193 pages (0-06-000682-X) Ages 9-12

  • Avi, author. Silent Movie. Illustrated by C. B. Mordan.
    An Anne Schwartz Book / Atheneum, 2003. 48 pages (0-689-84145-0) Ages 5-9

    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.

  • Barney, Maginel Wright, illustrator. Downright Dencey. Written by Caroline Dale Snedeker.
    Bethlehem Books, 1927. 268 pages (1-883937-79-5) Ages 9-12

    Maginel Wright Barney moved to Madison in 1883, but left for Chicago when brother Frank Lloyd Wright began his career. She is the mother of author Elizabeth Enright. Maginel Wright Barney died in 1966.

  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Land of the Buffalo Bones: The Diary of Mary Ann Elizabeth Rodgers, an English Girl in Minnesota.
    (Dear America) Scholastic, Inc., 2003. 221 pages (0-439-22027-0) Ages 10-15

  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Why Do Kittens Purr? Illustrated by Henry Cole.
    Simon & Schuster, 2003. 32 pages (0-689-84179-5) Ages 3-7

    Marion Dane Bauer lived in Delafield and Waukesha; she currently lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.

  • Benduhn, Tea, author. Gravel Queen.
    Simon & Schuster, 2003. 152 pages (0-689-84994-X) Age 13 and up

    Tea Benduhn lives in Milwaukee.

  • Bock, Lee, author. Oh, Crumps! Ay, Caramba! Illustrated by Morgan Midgett.
    Translated by Eida de la Vega.
    Raven Tree Press, 2003. 32 pages (0-9720192-4-3) Ages 4-8

    An elementary school librarian, Lee Bock lives in Pulaski.

  • Boyd, Aaron, illustrator. Janna and the Kings. Written by Patricia Smith.
    Lee & Low, 2003. 32 pages (1-58430-088-4) Ages 4-8

  • Boyd, Aaron, illustrator. See Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen below.

    Aaron Boyd lives in Milwaukee.

  • Brennan, Kevin, author. Jimmy Jammers / Jaimito Pijama. Illustrated by Elizabeth Driessen.
    Raven Tree Press, 2003. 32 pages (0-9701107-9-0) Ages 4-8

    Kevin Brennan attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and worked for Oconto County Health & Human Services.

  • Cameron, Ann, author. Colibrí.
    Frances Foster Books / Farrar Straus Giroux, 2003. 227 pages (0-374-31519-1) Ages 10-15

    Ann Cameron was born in Rice Lake and currently lives in Guatemala.

  • Cheney, Lynne, author. A is for Abigail: An Almanac of Amazing American Women. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.
    Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers, 2003. Unpaged (0-689-85819-1) Ages 7-10

    Lynne Cheney earned a Ph.D. with a specialization in 19th Century British Literature from UW-Madison. She is the wife of Vice President Dick Cheney.

  • Chrustowski, Rick, author/illustrator. Hop Frog.
    Henry Holt, 2003. 32 pages (0-8050-6688-8) Ages 4-8

    A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rick Chrustowski lives in River Falls.

  • Cobb, Vicki, author. I Face the Wind. Illustrated by Julia Gorton.
    HarperCollins, 2003. 32 pages (0-688-17840-5) Ages 3-6

    Vicki Cobb attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1954 to 1957 and currently lives in White Plains, New York and Manchester, Vermont.

  • Cole, Brock, illustrator. George Washington's Teeth. Written by Deborah Chandra and Madeleine Comora.
    Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2003. 40 pages (0-374-32534-0) Ages 7-11

    Brock Cole taught in the Philosophy Department at UW-Madison in the early 1970s and currently lives in Buffalo, New York.

  • Comerford, Kevin, author. Halcyon.
    PublishAmerica, 2003. 158 pages (1-4137-0675-4) Ages 9-13

    Kevin Comerford grew up in Illinois. He currently lives in Eau Claire.

  • Coy, John, author. Two Old Potatoes and Me. Illustrated by Carolyn Fisher.
    Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. 32 pages (0-375-82180-5) Ages 4-8

    John Coy is a former resident of Eau Claire. He currently lives in Minneapolis.

  • Diebel, Lynne Smith and Jann Faust Kalscheur, authors. ABCs Naturally. Photographs by Jann Faust Kalscheur.
    Trails Books, 2003. 72 pages (1-931599-27-0) Ages 5-9

    Lynne Smith Diebel was born in Minnesota and has lived in Stoughton, Wisconsin, since 1974. She taught English at Stoughton High School from 1989-1998 and worked with middle school students from 2000 to 2003. She is currently researching a new book.

  • Dorros, Arthur, author. City Chicken. Illustrated by Henry Cole.
    HarperCollins, 2003. 32 pages (0-06-028482-X) 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.

  • Driessen, Elizabeth, illustrator. See Kevin Brennan above.

    Elizabeth Driessen lives in Appleton.

  • Dronzek, Laura, illustrator. See George Shannon below.

    Laura Dronzek holds an M.F.A. degree from UW-Madison. She has lived in Middleton and Madison, where she currently resides.

  • Esbensen, Barbara Juster, author. Swing Around the Sun.
    Illustrated by Cheng-Khee Chee, Janice Lee Porter, Mary GrandPré, and Stephen Gammell.
    Carolrhoda, 2003. 48 pages (0-87614-143-2) Ages 5-10

    Barbara Juster Esbensen grew up in Madison.

  • Gaiman, Neil, creator. The Invitation. Written by Carla Jablonski. Created by Neil Gaiman and John Bolton.
    (The Books of Magic: 1) Eos / HarperCollins, 2003. 235 pages (0-06-447379-1) Ages 10-14

  • Gaiman, Neil, author. The Wolves in the Walls. Illustrated by Dave McKean.
    HarperCollins, 2003. 56 pages (0-380-97827-X) Ages 7-14

    Born in England, Neil Gaiman now lives in northwestern Wisconsin.

  • Galligan, John, Jinko Naganuma, Joe Naganuma-Galligan, and Sam Galligan-Naganuma, authors and illustrators.
    "Oh, Brother!" said the Mother of Tony Pepperoni.
    James Street Press (Diversity Incorporated, 953 E. Johnson St., Madison, WI 53703), 2003.
    24 pages (0-9704098-8-5) Ages 4-8

    The Galligan-Naganuma family lives in Madison.

  • George, Lindsay Barrett, illustrator. Pick, Pull, Snap! Where Once a Flower Bloomed. Written by Lola M. Schaefer.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2003. 20 pages (0-688-17834-0) Age 5 and up

    Lindsay Barrett George received her Master of Fine Arts degree from UW-Madison, where she studied with John Wilde. She currently lives in northeastern Pennsylvania.

  • Glass, Sue, author. Remember Me? Alzheimer's Through the Eyes of a Child / Te acuerdas de mí?
    La enfermedad de Alzheimer a través de los ojos de un niño. Illustrated by W. Yunker.
    Raven Tree Press, 2003. 32 pages (0-9720192-5-1) Ages 5-8

    Sue Glass attended Marquette University and was a recent winner of the Herb Kohl Fellowship Award for Wisconsin teachers.

  • Graef, Renée, illustrator. Beyond the Heather Hills. Written by Melissa Wiley.
    (The Martha Years) HarperCollins, 2003. 189 pages (0-06-027986-9) Ages 8-12

    Renée Graef received her bachelor's degree in art from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She lives with her family in Cedarburg.

  • Grow, Mary L., author. Chester & the Mystery of the Tilted World. Illustrated by Jean Marc Richel.
    Studio 17, 2003. 78 pages (0-9700777-1-8) Ages 7-10

    Mary Grow is a cultural anthropologist specializing in folklore and performance traditions. She lives in Mineral Point.

  • Gustafson, Angela, author. Imagine a House: A Journey to Fascinating Houses Around the World.
    Out of the Box, 2003. 32 pages (0-9726849-0-5) Ages 7-10

    Angela Gustafson has a degree in marketing from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Hautman, Pete, author. Sweetblood.
    Simon & Schuster, 2003. 180 pages (0-689-85048-4) Age 12 and up

    Pete Hautman currently resides on the shores of Lake Pepin in southwestern Wisconsin during the summer and in Arizona during the winter. He is married to author Mary Logue.

  • Heide, Florence Parry, author. That's What Friends Are For. Written by Florence Parry Heide and Sylvia Van Clief.
    Illustrated by Holly Meade. Candlewick Press, 2003. 32 pages (0-7636-1397-5) Ages 3-8

    Florence Parry Heide lives in Kenosha.

  • Henkes, Kevin, author. Julius's Candy Corn.
    Greenwillow / HarperFestival / HarperCollins, 2003. 20 pages (0-06-053789-2) Ages 2-5

  • Henkes, Kevin, author. Olive's Ocean.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2003. 217 pages (0-06-053543-1) Ages 10-14

  • Henkes, Kevin, author. Wemberly's Ice-Cream Star.
    Greenwillow / HarperFestival / HarperCollins, 2003. 20 pages (0-06-050405-6) Ages 2-5

    Kevin Henkes was born and raised in Racine. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and now lives in Madison.

  • Huie, Keith, author. With Love, the Giant.
    Jingle Books, 2003. 166 pages (0-9710041-2-9) Age 8 and up

    Keith Huie lives in Sun Prairie.

  • Kalscheur, Jann Faust, author and photographer. See Lynne Smith Diebel in this section.

    Jann Faust Kalscheur is a teacher in Wisconsin.

  • Kanemoto, Dan, illustrator. Thank You, Dr. King! Written by Robin Reid.
    (Little Bill) Simon Spotlight / Nick Jr., 2003. 24 pages (0-689-85242-8) Ages 3-8

    Dan Kanemoto grew up in Wausau. He currently lives in New York City.

  • Kehret, Peg, author. Escaping the Giant Wave.
    Simon & Schuster, 2003. 151 pages (0-689-85272-X) Ages 9-12

  • Kehret, Peg, author. Spy Cat.
    Dutton, 2003. 181 pages (0-525-47046-8) Ages 8-13

    Peg Kehret was born in LaCrosse and currently lives in Washington State.

  • Koehler-Pentacoff, Elizabeth, author. John Muir and Stickeen: An Alaskan Adventure. Illustrated by Karl Swanson.
    Millbrook Press, 2003. 32 pages (0-7613-1997-2) Ages 5-9

    A Wisconsin native, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff now lives in Northern California.

  • Kornblatt, Marc, author. Izzy's Place.
    Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2003. 118 pages (0-689-84639-8) Ages 9-12

    Marc Kornblatt lives in Madison.

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. The Book of Rock Stars: 24 Musical Icons that Shine Through History.
    Illustrated by Stephen Alcorn. Hyperion, 2003. 44 pages (0-7868-1950-2) Ages 10-14

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. Cosechando esperanza: la historia de César Chávez. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales.
    Translated by F. Isabel Campoy and Alma Flor Ada. Libros Viajeros / Harcourt, 2003. 48 pages (0-15-204755-7) Ages 5-9

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. Harvesting Hope: The Story of Cesar Chavez. Illustrated by Yuyi Morales.
    Harcourt, 2003. 48 pages (0-15-201437-3) Ages 5-9

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. I Hear America Singing! Folk Songs for American Families. Illustrated by Allen Garns.
    Introductory note by Arlo Guthrie. Alfred A. Knopf, 2003. 145 pages. (0-375-82527-4) Age 8 and up

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. M is for Music. Illustrated by Stacy Innerst.
    Harcourt, 2003. 48 pages (0-15-201438-1) Ages 6-12

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. The Night the Martians Landed: Just the Facts (Plus the Rumors) About Invaders from Mars.
    Illustrated by Christopher Santoro. HarperCollins, 2003. 74 pages (0-688-17247-4) Ages 8-12

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. What Really Happened in Roswell? Just the Facts (Plus the Rumors) About UFOs and Aliens.
    Illustrated by Christopher Santoro. HarperCollins, 2003. 54 pages (0-688-17249-0) Ages 7-10

    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.

  • Kwas, Susan Estelle, illustrator. See Joanne Ryder below.

    Susan Kwas lives in Milwaukee.

  • LaMarche, Jim, author/illustrator. The Elves and the Shoemaker.
    Chronicle Books, 2003. 28 pages (0-8118-3477-8) Ages 4-8

    Jim LaMarche grew up in Kewaskum and received his B.A. in art from the UW-Madison. He now lives in Santa Cruz, California.

  • LeClair, Vic, III, author. Nick Faber's Touch.
    PublishAmerica, 2003. 113 pages (1-59286-545-3) Age 12 and up

    Vic LeClair III grew up in Two Rivers and now lives in Kimberly, Wisconsin.

  • Lowery, Linda, author. Day of the Dead. Illustrated by Barbara Knutson.
    (On My Own: Holidays) Carolrhoda, 2003. 48 pages (0-87614-914-X) Ages 4-7
    Linda Lowery is a former resident of Williams Bay and once worked in Walworth County.

  • Lowes, Tom, illustrator. See Kate Stormer below.
    Tom Lowes resides in Verona.

  • Morris, Gerald, author. The Ballad of Sir Dinadan.
    Houghton Mifflin, 2003. 245 pages (0-618-19099-6) Age 11 and up

    Gerald Morris lives in Wausau.

  • Mortimer, Mitch, illustrator. See Al Spiegel below.

    Mitch Mortimer is a graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. He lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

  • Paul, Ann Whitford, author. Little Monkey Says Good Night. Illustrated by David Walker.
    Melanie Kroupa Books / Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2003. 32 pages (0-374-34609-7) Ages 2-6

    Ann Whitford Paul is a former resident of Madison and graduated from UW-Madison in 1959 with a B.A. in sociology. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.

  • Peck, Beth, illustrator. Bicycle Madness. Written by Jane Kurtz.
    Henry Holt, 2003. 122 pages (0-8050-6981-X) Ages 8-12

    Beth Peck lives in Menomonie.

  • Perkins, Lynne Rae, author / illustrator. Snow Music.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2003. 32 pages (0-06-623956-7) Ages 4-8

    Lynne Rae Perkins received her MFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 1981. She now lives in northern Michigan.

  • Peterson, Cris, author. Wild Horses: Black Hills Sanctuary. Photographs by Alvis Upitis.
    Boyds Mills Press, 2003. 32 pages (1-56397-745-1) Ages 8-12

    Cris Peterson and her family run a five-hundred-cow dairy farm in Grantsburg.

  • Pferdehirt, Julia, author. They Came to Wisconsin.
    (The New Badger History Series) Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2003. 127 pages (0-87020-328-2) Ages 8-12

    Julia Pferdehirt lives in Middleton.

  • Ralph, LeAnn R., author. Christmas in Dairyland: True Stories From a Wisconsin Farm.
    LeAnn R. Ralph, 2003. 153 pages (1-59113-366-1) Age 12 and older

    LeAnn Ralph earned a BA in English from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. She lives in west central Wisconsin.

  • Rapp, Adam, author. 33 snowfish.
    Candlewick, 2003. 179 pages (0-7636-1874-8) Age 14 and up

    Adam Rapp attended St. John's Military Academy in Delafield. He now lives in New York City.

  • Richel, Jean Marc, illustrator. See Mary L. Grow above.

    Jean Marc Richel lives in Mineral Point with his wife, author Mary Grow.

  • Riederer, Joe, author. Trouble in the Barrens.
    Big Bluestem Press, 2002. 160 pages (0-9671386-1-2) Age 12 and up

    Joe Riederer has lived in Watertown, Stevens Point and Madison. He attended UW-Stevens Point and UW-Madison. He now teaches middle school in Wisconsin Rapids.

  • Roop, Peter and Connie Roop, authors. Jean Nicolet and the Sign of the Thunderbird., Illustrated by Lori McElrath-Eslick.
    River Road Publications, Inc., 2003. 62 pages (0-938682-74-1) Ages 8-12

    Peter Roop grew up in Massachusetts. He attended Lawrence University and also attended UW-Madison. He is a teacher in Appleton, where he currently lives.

    Connie Roop was born in Elkhorn and grew up in Delavan. She attended Lawrence University in Appleton and has also attended UW-Madison. She is a teacher in Appleton, where she currently lives.

  • Roth, Susan, author/illustrator. My Love for You All Year Round.
    Dial, 2003. 32 pages (0-8037-2796-8) Ages 2-6

  • Roth, Susan, illustrator. Nothing But Miracles. From Leaves of Grass, written by Walt Whitman.
    National Geographic, 2003. 32 pages (0-7922-6143-7) Ages 2-6

    Susan Roth spent part of her childhood in Madison. She currently lives in New York City.

  • Ryder, Joanne, author. Come Along, Kitten. Illustrated by Susan Winter.
    Simon & Schuster, 2003. 32 pages (0-689-83164-1) Ages 3-6

  • Ryder, Joanne, author. Wild Birds. Illustrated by Susan Estelle Kwas.
    HarperCollins, 2003. 32 pages (0-06-027738-6) Ages 4-7

    Joanne Ryder attended Marquette University, where she received a journalism degree in 1968. She now lives in Pacific Grove, California with husband, author Laurence Yep.

  • Saari, Rijalynne, illustrator. See Jane Weber below.

    Rijalynne Saari lives outside Milwaukee. She received her degree in illustration and drawing from the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.

  • Sandburg, Carl, author. More Rootabaga Stories. Illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham.
    (An Odyssey / Harcourt Young Classic) Harcourt, 2003. 158 pages (0-15-204713-1) Age 8 and up

  • Sandburg, Carl, author. Rootabaga Stories. Illustrated by Maud and Miska Petersham.
    (An Odyssey / Harcourt Young Classic) Harcourt, 2003. 158 pages (0-15-204709-3) Age 8 and up

    Carl Sandburg lived in Appleton and Milwaukee between 1908 and 1912. He was married to a native of Menomonee Falls, Lilian Steichen.

  • Sandin, Joan, translator. Boris's Glasses. Written by Peter Cohen.
    Illustrated by Olof Landström. R&S Books, 2003. 24 pages (91-29-64942-6) Ages 4-8

  • Sandin, Joan, author. Coyote School News.
    Henry Holt, 2003. 45 pages (0-8050-6558-X) Ages 7-11

    Joan Sandin was born in Watertown. She now lives in Tucson, Arizona.

  • Schindler, S.D., illustrator. One Witch. Written by Laura Leuck.
    Walker & Co., 2003. 32 pages (0-8027-8860-2) Ages 4-7

  • Schindler, S.D., illustrator. The Runaway Pumpkin. Written by Kevin Lewis.
    Orchard, 2003. 32 pages (0-439-43974-4) Ages 4-7

  • Schindler, S.D., illustrator. Spinning Spiders. Written by Melvin Berger.
    HarperCollins, 2003. 32 pages (0-06-028696-2) Ages 5-9

  • Schindler, S.D., illustrator. Three Pebbles and a Song. Written by Eileen Spinelli.
    Dial, 2003. 32 pages (0-8037-2528-0) Ages 3-8

    S.D. Schindler is a native of Racine. He now lives in Philadelphia.

  • Shannon, George, author. Lizard's Guest. Illustrated by Jose Aruego and Ariane Dewey.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2003. 32 pages (0-06-009083-9) Ages 3-7

  • Shannon, George, author. Tippy-Toe Chick, GO! Illustrated by Laura Dronzek.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2003. 32 pages (0-06-029823-5) Ages 3-6

    George Shannon is a former resident of Eau Claire. He now lives on Bainbridge Island in Washington State.

  • Spiegel, Al, author. Ideas. Illustrated by Mitch Mortimer.
    Crazy Man Press (LLC 33 University Square, Box 254, Madison, WI 53715), 2003. 32 pages (0-9743553-0-5) Ages 4-8

    Al Spiegel lives in West Bend, Wisconsin.

  • Stark, Ken, author. Oh, Brother!
    Putnam, 2003. 32 pages (0-399-23766-6) Ages 5-8

  • Stark, Ken, illustrator. Orphan Train. Written by Verla Kay.
    Putnam, 2003. 32 pages (0-399-23613-9) Ages 5-8

    Ken Stark lives in Hillsboro, in southwestern Wisconsin.

  • Stormer, Kate, author. Casey's Four Holiday Celebrations. Illustrated by Tom Lowes.
    Goblin Fern Press (3809 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705), 2003. 32 pages (0-9722099-9-9) Ages 5-9

  • Stormer, Kate, author. Casey's Unexpected Friend. Illustrated by Tom Lowes.
    Goblin Fern Press (3809 Mineral Point Road, Madison, WI 53705), 2003. Unpaged (0-9722099-7-2) Ages 4-8

    Kate Stormer was born and currently resides in Madison. She holds a B.S. in education from UW-Stevens Point.

  • Stuve-Bodeen, Stephanie, author. Babu's Song. Illustrated by Aaron Boyd.
    Lee & Low, 2003. 32 pages (1-58430-058-2) Ages 5-8

    Stephanie Stuve-Bodeen grew up on a dairy farm near Humbird. She has a teaching degree from UW-River Falls. She currently lives in Hawaii.

  • Swift, Fran, author. Old Blue Buggy. Illustrated by Carol Thompson.
    Dutton, 2003. 32 pages (0-525-45766-6) Ages 3-6

    Fran Swift is an elementary school teacher in La Crosse.

  • Thomson, Sarah L., author. Stars and Stripes: The Story of the American Flag. Illustrated by Bob Dacey and Debra Bandelin.
    HarperCollins, 2003 32 pages (0-06-050416-1) Ages 5-9

    Sarah Thomson lived in Madison as a child. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.

  • Thompson, Craig, author/illustrator. Blankets: An Illustrated Novel.
    Top Shelf Productions, 2003. 582 pages (1-891830-43-0) Age 16 and older

  • Thompson, Craig, author/illustrator. Good-Bye, Chunky Rice.
    Top Shelf Productions, 2003. (1-8918300-9-0) Age 12 and older

    Graphic novelist Craig Thompson was born in Michigan and raised outside a small town in central Wisconsin. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon.

  • Thompson, K. Dyble, illustrator. Cartwheel to the Moon: My Sicilian Childhood. Written by Emanuel di Pasquale.
    Selected and arranged by Marianne Carus. Introduction by X. J. Kennedy. Cricket Books, 2003. 64 pages (0-8126-2679-6) Ages 10-14

    Born in Milwaukee, K. Dyble Thompson graduated from UW-Milwaukee with a B.F.A. with honors. She studied at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and Fox Valley Technical Institute. She currently lives in Milwaukee.

  • Timberlake, Amy, author. The Dirty Cowboy. Illustrated by Adam Rex.
    Farrar Straus Giroux, 2003. 32 pages (0-374-31791-7) Ages 5-8

    Currently residing in Richmond, Virginia, Amy Timberlake grew up in Wisconsin, living in the state from kindergarten through high school.

  • Uschan, Michael V., author. The Bombing of Pearl Harbor.
    (Landmark Events in American History) World Almanac Library, 2003. 48 pages (0-8368-5373-3) Ages 9-12

  • Uschan, Michael V., author. The Bombing of Pearl Harbor. Written by Sabrina Crewe and Michael V. Uschan.
    (Events That Shaped America) Gareth Stevens, 2003. 32 pages (0-8368-3392-9) Ages 8-11

  • Uschan, Michael V., author. The California Gold Rush. Written by Sabrina Crewe and Michael V. Uschan.
    (Events That Shaped America) Gareth Stevens, 2003. 32 pages (0-8368-3393-7) Ages 9-12

    Born in Milwaukee, Michael V. Uschan currently lives in Franklin. He earned his BA at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

  • Vandenburgh, Anne, author. Lindbergh's Badger Days: Life as a Student at the University of Wisconsin 1920-1922.
    Goblin Fern Press, 2003. 48 pages (0-9722099-0-5) Age 10 and up

    Before retiring in 2003, Anne Vandenburgh was a University of Wisconsin-Madison librarian for more than thirty years.

  • Weber, Jane, author. The Riches of Rangoberra / Las Riquezas de Rangoberra. Illustrated by Rijalynne Saari.
    Raven Tree Press, 2003. 32 pages (0-9720192-1-9) Ages 5-8

    Jane Weber studied children's literature at UW-Milwaukee. She belongs to the Wisconsin Women's Sustainable Farming Network.

  • Wright, Betty Ren, author. The Blizzard. Illustrated by Ronald Himler.
    Holiday House, 2003. 32 pages (0-8234-1656-9) Ages 5-9

  • Wright, Betty Ren, author. Crandalls' Castle.
    Holiday House, 2003. 177 pages (0-8234-1726-3) Ages 10-14

    Betty Ren Wright received a BA from Milwaukee-Downer College (now Lawrence University); she also attended the University of Wisconsin. She currently lives in Kenosha.

  • Yep, Laurence, author. Skunk Scout.
    Hyperion, 2003. 177 pages (0-7868-0670-2) Ages 8-12

  • Yep, Laurence, author. The Tiger's Apprentice: Book 1.
    HarperCollins, 2003. 184 pages (0-06-001013-4) Ages 8-12

  • Yep, Laurence, author. The Traitor: Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1885.
    HarperCollins, 2003. 310 pages (0-06-027522-7) Ages 10-14

    Laurence Yep attended Marquette University and now lives in Pacific Grove, California.

  • Zolotow, Charlotte, author. Hold My Hand: Five Stories of Love and Family. Illustrated by Carol Thompson.
    Hyperion, 2003. 60 pages (0-7868-0518-8) Ages 3-6

  • Zolotow, Charlotte, author. A Tiger Called Thomas. Illustrated by Diana Cain Bluthenthal.
    Hyperion, 2003. 32 pages (0-7868-0517-X) Ages 3-6

    Charlotte Zolotow attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison from 1933 until 1936. She was born in Norfolk, Virginia, but spent most of her life in New York.


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