Children's Books by Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators

2004 Identification Record


Compiled by

Merri V. Lindgren


Cooperative Children's Book Center
School of Education
University of Wisconsin-Madison



Last updated: August 21, 2007

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 2004 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 2004 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 2004 Identification Record supplements earlier annual CCBC print listings and includes those titles published and received to-date during 2004. New books will be added as we receive them.

A listing in this document does not represent a recommendation by the CCBC staff.


  • Addy, Sharon Hart, author. In Grandpa's Woods. Illustrated by Tamlyn Akins.
    Trails Custom Publishing, 2004. 32 pages (1-931599-42-4) Ages 4-7

    A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, Sharon Hart Addy taught elementary school in Stonebank and Oak Creek. She currently lives in Oak Creek.

  • Akins, Tamlyn, illustrator. See Sharon Hart Addy above.

    Tamlyn Akins lives in Black Earth.
  • Avi, author. The End of the Beginning: Being the Adventures of a Small Snail (and an Even Smaller Ant).
    Illustrated by Tricia Tusa. Harcourt, 2004. 143 pages (0-15-204968-1) Ages 6-10
  • Avi, author. Never Mind! A Twin Novel. Written by Avi and Rachel Vail.
    HarperCollins, 2004. 200 pages (0-06-054315-9) Ages 10-13

    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. Clouds. Illustrated by John Wallace.
    (Ready-To-Read) Aladdin, 2004. 32 pages (0-689-85441-2) Ages 5-7

  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. The Double-Digit Club.
    Holiday House, 2004. 116 pages (0-8234-1805-7) Ages 9-12

  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Rain. Illustrated by John Wallace.
    (Ready-To-Read) Aladdin, 2004. 32 pages (0-689-85439-0) Ages 5-7

  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. The Very Best Daddy of All. Illustrated by Leslie Wu.
    Simon & Schuster, 2004. 32 pages (0-689-84178-7) Ages 2-4

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

  • Bausum, Ann, author. With Courage and Cloth: Winning the Fight for a Women's Right to Vote.
    National Geographic, 2004. 112 pages (0-7922-7647-7) Ages 10-14

    Ann Bausum is a graduate of Beloit College. She currently lives in Beloit.

  • Boyd, Aaron, illustrator. The Low-Down, Bad-Day Blues. Written by Derrick D. Barnes.
    (Just For You!) Scholastic, 2004. 32 pages (0-439-56867-6) Ages 4-7

    Aaron Boyd lives in Milwaukee.

  • Bushnell, Jack, author. Farm Crossing: The Amazing Adventures of Addie and Zachary. Illustrated by Laurie Caple.
    Chippewa Valley Museum Press, 2004. 96 pages (0-9636191-5-2) Ages 8-12

    Jack Bushnell lives in Eau Claire, where he is a member of the English Department at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

  • Cantor, Joanne, author. Teddy's TV Troubles. Illustrated by Tom Lowes.
    Goblin Fern Press, 2004. 32 pages (0-96747663-7-X) Ages 3-5

    Joanne Cantor is Professor Emerita of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives with her family in Madison.

  • Caple, Laurie, illustrator. Mama Loves Me from Away. Written by Pat Brisson.
    Boyds Mills Press, 2004. 32 pages (1-56397-966-7) Ages 5-9

  • Caple, Laurie, illustrator. Pterosaurs: Rulers of the Skies in the Dinosaur Age. Written by Caroline Arnold.
    Clarion, 2004. 40 pages (0-618-31354-0) Ages 5-9

  • Caple, Laurie, illustrator. See Jack Bushnell above.

    Laurie Caple lives in Rice Lake.

  • Chaconas, Dori, author. Momma, Will You? Paintings by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher.
    Viking, 2004. 24 pages (0-670-05907-2) Ages 2-5
    Dori Chaconas grew up in Milwaukee and now lives in Germantown.
  • Cheney, Lynn, author. When George Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots.
    Illustrated by Peter M. Fiore. Simon & Schuster, 2004. 32 pages (0-689-87043-4) Ages 7-10

  • Lynn Cheney earned Ph.D. with a specialization in 19th c. British literature from UW-Madison.

  • Chrustowski, Rick, author/illustrator. Blue Sky Bluebird.
    Henry Holt, 2004. 32 pages (0-8050-7104-0) Ages 5-9

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

  • Clark, Catherine, author. The Alison Rules.
    HarperTempest / HarperCollins, 2004. 264 pages (0-06-055981-0) Ages 3-16

    Catherine Clark lived in Wisconsin for 2 years and has spent many vacations in the state. She currently lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

  • Cobb, Vicki, author. I Fall Down. Illustrated by Julia Gorton.
    HarperCollins, 2004. (Vicki Cobb Science Play) 32 pages (0-688-17843-X) Ages 5-9

    Vicki Cobb attend the University of Wisconsin. She grew up in New York, and now lives in New York and Vermont.

  • Davis, Gibbs, author. Wackiest White House Pets. Illustrated by David A. Johnson.
    Scholastic Press, 2004. 44 pages (0-439-44373-3) Ages 5-10

    Now living a New York City, Gibbs Davis grew up in Milwaukee.

  • Dawn, Susan, author. Dance of Trees. Illustrated by Barb Ahlberg.
    Beaver's Pond Press, 2004. 24 pages (1-59298-041-4) Ages 4-7

    Susan Dawn lives in Superior.

  • Driessen, Elizabeth, illustrator. On the Banks of the Amazon / En las orillas del Amazonas. Written by Nancy Kelly Allen.
    Translated by Eida de la Vega.
    Raven Tree Press, 2004. 31 pages (0-9720192-7-8) Ages 5-8

    Elizabeth Driessen lives in Kaukana.

  • Ducommun, Barbara, illustrator. See Susan Purkapile below.
    Barbara Ducommun lives in Boyd.

  • Ehlert, Lois, author/illustrator. Hands.
    Harcourt, 2004, 1997.. 32 pages (0-15-205107-4) Ages 4-8

  • Ehlert, Lois, author/illustrator. Pie in the Sky.
    Harcourt, 2004. 32 pages (0-15-216584-3) Ages 4-8

    Lois Ehlert grew up in Beaver Dam. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the Layton School of Art. She now lives in Milwaukee.

  • Enright, Robert D., author. Rising Above the Storm Clouds: What It's Like to Forgive.
    Illustrated by Kathryn Kunz Finney.
    Magination Press, 2004. 32 pages (1-59147-075-7) Ages 3-7
  • Robert Enright is a professor of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Faye, Joanne, author. Conversations with Kids.
    Illustrated by Stacey Lynn Whaley. (A Lovey Bedtime Book)
    Joanne Faye Press, 2004. 20 pages (0-9747375-0-X) Ages 3-5

    Joanne Faye lives in the Madison area.

  • Forbeck, Matt, author. Secret of the Spiritkeeper: Book 1.
    Illustrated by Emily Fiegenshuh. (Knights of the Silver Dragon)
    Mirrorstone, 2004. 181 pages (0-7869-3143-4) Ages 9-12

    Matt Forbeck lives in Beloit.

  • Gaiman, Neil, author. The Day I Swapped My Dad for Two Goldfish. Illustrated by Dave McKean.
    HarperCollins, 2004. 56 pages (0-06-058702-4) Ages 6-10

    Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in northwest Wisconsin.

  • George, Lindsay Barrett, author/illustrator. Inside Mouse, Outside Mouse.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2004. 32 pages (0-06-000466-5) Ages 2-5

    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.

  • Graef, Renée, illustrator. B is for Badger: A Wisconsin Alphabet. Written by Kathy-jo Wargin.
    Sleeping Bear Press / Thomson Gale, 2004. 40 pages (1-58536-135-6) Ages 6-10

  • Graef, Renée, illustrator. Prairie Girl: The Life of Laura Ingalls Wilder. Written by William Anderson.
    HarperCollins, 2004. 74 pages (0-06-028974-0) Ages 8-11

  • Graef, Renée, illustrator. While You Are Away. Written by Eileen Spinelli.
    Hyperion, 2004. 32 pages (0-7868-0972-8) Ages 3-6

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

  • Granius, Marty, illustrator. Counting Coconuts / Contando Cocos. Written by Wendi Silvano.
    Raven Tree Press, 2004. 32 pages (0-9720192-6-X) Ages 4-7

    Marty Granius lives in Menasha. He received a degree in Marketing Communications and Graphic Arts from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College.

  • Grossnickle, Mary, author. A Place in My Heart. Illustrated by Alison Relyea.
    Speaking of Adoption, 2004. 36 pages (0-9762396-0-4) Ages 3-6

    Mary Grossnickle lives in northern Wisconsin.

  • Harden, Pamela, illustrator. See Julia Pferdehirt.

    Pamela Harden lives in rural Wisconsin.

  • Hautman, Pete, author. Godless. Simon & Schuster, 2004. 198 pages (0-689-86278-4) Ages 12-15

    Pete Hautman currently spends part of each year living on the shores of Lake Pepin in southwestern Wisconsin. He is married to author Mary Logue.

  • Henkes, Kevin, author/illustrator. Kitten's First Full Moon.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2004. 32 pages (0-06-058828-4) Ages 2-5

  • Henkes, Kevin, author/illustrator. Lilly's Chocolate Heart.
    Greenwillow / HarperFestival / HarperCollins, 2004. 20 pages (0-06-056066-5) Ages 2-5

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

  • Hennessy, B.G., author. The Attic Christmas. Illustrated by Dan Andreasen.
    Putnam, 2004. 36 pages (0-399-23497-7) Ages 4-7

    B.G. Hennessy grew up in Long Island and graduated from the University of Wisconsin at Madison. She now lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.

  • Howard, Elizabeth Fitzgerald, author. Flower Girl Butterflies. Illustrated by Christiane Krömer.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2004. 32 pages (0-688-17810-3) Ages 4-8

    A former resident of Milwaukee, Elizabeth Fitzgerald Howard now lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

  • Ivanko, John D., author. Be My Neighbor. Written by Maya Ajmera and John D. Ivanko.
    With words of wisdom from Fred Rogers. Shakti for Children / Charlesbridge, 2004.
    32 pages (1-57091-504-0) Ages 4-8

  • Ivanko, John D., author. To Be a Kid. Written by Maya Ajmera and John D. Ivanko.
    Shakti for Children / Charlesbridge, 2004.
    24 pages (1-57091-371-4) Ages 2-5

  • Ivanko, John D., author. To Be an Artist. Written by Maya Ajmera and John D. Ivanko.
    Foreword by Jacques d'Amboise. Shakti for Children / Charlesbridge, 2004.
    32 pages (1-57091-503-2) Ages 4-9

    John D. Ivanko lives in Browntown.

  • Johnson, Amy Crane, author. Mason Moves Away. Illustrated by Robb Mommaerts.
    Translated by Eida de la Vega. Raven Tree Press, 2004. 32 pages (0-9720192-3-5) Ages 3-6

    Amy Crane Johnson was born and raised in Green Bay and continues to live there. She has a B.A. in English Literature with an emphasis in Creative Writing from UW-Green Bay.

  • Joosse, Barbara, author. Bad Dog School. Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas.
    Clarion, 2004. 32 pages (0-618-13331-3) Ages 4-8

  • Joosse, Barbara M., author. Hot City. Illustrated by R. Gregory Christie.
    Philomel, 2004. 32 pages (0-399-23640-6) Ages 4-8

  • Joosse, Barbara M., author. ¿Me quieres, mamá? Illustrated by Barbara Lavallee.
    Chronicle, 2004. 22 pages (0-8118-4341-6) Age 18 months - 3 years

    Barbara Joosse lives in Cedarburg. She has also lived in Grafton, Hartford, Wauwatosa, Madison and Wausau. She attended UW-Madison.

  • Keep, Richard, author/illustrator. Clatter Bash! A Day of the Dead Celebration.
    Peachtree, 2004. 32 pages (1-56143-22-6) Ages 4-8
    Richard Keep was born in Ft. Atkinson and raised in Edgerton. He earned his art education degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, and taught for 17 years at Northwestern Military Academy in Lake Geneva. He now lives in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato, Mexico. He is married to author Linda Lowery.
  • Kehret, Peg, author. Abduction!
    Dutton, 2004. 215 pages (0-525-47294-0) Ages
    10-14

    Peg Kehret was born in LaCrosse. She grew up in Minnesota and now lives in Washington State.
  • Kihm, Steve, author. The Lost Candy Bar. Illustrated by Tom Lowes.
    Goblin Fern Press, 2004. 55 pages (0-9786794-0-7) Ages 6-9
  • Steve Kihm lives in Madison.
  • Krull, Kathleen, author. Anne Elizabeth's Diary: A Young Artist's True Story.
    Written and illustrated by Anne Elizabeth Rector. With additional text for Kathleen Krull.
    Megan Tingley Books / Little, Brown, 2004. 64 pages (0-316-07204-4) Ages 10-13

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. The Boy on Fairfield Street: How Ted Geisel Grew Up to Become Dr. Seuss.
    Illustrated by Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher. With decorative illustrations by Dr. Seuss.
    Random House, 2004. 43 pages (0-375-82298-4) Age 5 and older

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. How to Trick or Treat in Outer Space. Illustrated by Paul Brewer.
    Holiday House, 2004. 32 pages (0-8234-1844-8) Ages 4-7

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. A Woman for President: Victoria Woodhull.
    Illustrated by Jane Dyer. Walker, 2004. 32 pages (0-8027-89-8-0) Ages 6-9

  • Krull, Kathleen, selector and adaptor. A Pot O' Gold: A Treasury of Irish Stories, Poetry, Folklore, and (of Course) Blarney.
    Illustrated by David McPhail. Hyperion, 2004. 181 pages (0-7868-0625-7) Ages 8-12

    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. Wake the Dead. Written by Monica A. Harris.
    Walker, 2004. 32 pages (0-8027-8922-6) Ages 6-9

    Susan Estelle Kwas grew up in Milwaukee, where she currently resides.

  • LaFaye, A., author. Worth.
    Simon & Schuster, 2004. 144 pages (0-689-85730-6) Ages 10-14
    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.

  • Lone Tree, Spencer G., author. Night Sun and the Seven Directions.
    Prell Books & Multimedia, 2004. 374 pages (1-889406-45-7) Age 13 and older
    A tribal member of the HoChunk Nation of Wisconsin, Spencer G. Lone Tree currently lives in Postville, Iowa .

  • Lowden, Stephanie Golightly, author. Time of the Eagle: A Story of an Ojibwe Winter.
    Blue Horse Books, 2004. 127 pages (1-883953-34-0) Ages 8-12

    Stephanie Golightly Lowden lives in Madison.

  • Lowes, Tom, illustrator. See Joanne Cantor above.

    Tom Lowes lives in Madison.
  • McKy, Katie, author. It All Began with a Bean. Illustrated by Tracy Hill.
    Tanglewood Press, 2004. 32 pages (0-9749303-0-X) Ages 5-8

    Katie McKy haslived in Osseo, Wonewoc, Muscoda, and Richland Center. She now lives in Eau Claire. She studied at Silver Lake College, UW-Madison, and UW-Platteville.

  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Bears / Los osos. (Animals I See at the Zoo / Animales que veo en el zoológico)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-3998-6) Ages 3-7

  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Elephants / Los elefantes.
    (Animals I See at the Zoo / Animales que veo en el zoológico) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-3999-4) Ages 3-7

  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Giraffes / Las jirafas.
    (Animals I See at the Zoo / Animales que veo en el zoológico) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-4000-3) Ages 3-7

  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Goldfish.
    (Let's Read About Pets) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-3797-5) Ages 4-7

  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Guinea Pigs.
    (Let's Read About Pets) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-3798-3) Ages 4-7

  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Kittens.
    (Let's Read About Pets) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-3799-1) Ages 4-7

  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Parakeets.
    (Let's Read About Pets) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-3800-9) Ages 4-7

  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Penguins / Los pingüinos.
    (Animals I See at the Zoo / Animales que veo en el zoológico) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-4001-1) Ages 3-7

  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Puppies.
    (Let's Read About Pets) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-3801-7) Ages 4-7

  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Rabbits.
    (Let's Read About Pets) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-3802-5) Ages 4-7

  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Sing-Along Song. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
    Viking, 2004. 32 pages (0-670-05899-4) Ages 3-6
    JoAnn Early Macken lives in Shorewood.

  • Manuel, Lynn, author. Camels Always Do. Illustrated by Kasia Charko.
    Orca Book Publishers, 2004. 32 pages (1-55143-284-6) Ages 4-7

    Lynn Manuel lives in Bayside.

  • Mayo, Gretchen Will, author. Applesauce.
    (Where Does Our Food Come From?) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-4064-X) Ages 4-7

  • Mayo, Gretchen Will, author. Cereal.
    (Where Does Our Food Come From?) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-4065-8) Ages 4-7

  • Mayo, Gretchen Will, author. Frank Lloyd Wright.
    (Trailblazers of the Modern World) World Almanac Library, 2004. 48 pages (0-8368-5101-3) Ages 8-12

  • Mayo, Gretchen Will, author. Frozen Vegetables.
    (Where Does Our Food Come From?) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-4066-6) Ages 4-7

  • Mayo, Gretchen Will, author. Milk.
    (Where Does Our Food Come From?) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-4067-4) Ages 4-7

  • Mayo, Gretchen Will, author. Orange Juice.
    (Where Does Our Food Come From?) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-4068-2) Ages 4-7

  • Mayo, Gretchen Will, author. Pasta.
    (Where Does Our Food Come From?) Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2004. 24 pages (0-8368-4069-0) Ages 4-7

  • Mayo, Gretchen Will, author. The Wright Brothers.
    (Trailblazers of the Modern World) World Almanac Library, 2004. 48 pages (0-8368-5094-7) Ages 8-12

    Currently living in Cedarburg, Gretchen Will Mayo received her BS in Journalism at Marquette University, and attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.

  • Mitchard, Jacquelyn, author. Baby Bat's Lullaby. Illustrated by Julia Noonan.
    HarperCollins, 2004. 32 pages (0-06-050760-8) Ages 3-6

  • Mitchard, Jacquelyn, author. Starring Prima! The Mouse of the Ballet Jolie. Illustrated by Tricia Tusa.
    HarperCollins, 2004. 152 pages (0-06-057357-0) Ages 7-11

    Jacquelyn Mitchard lives in Madison.

  • Mommaerts, Robb, illustrator. See Amy Crane Johnson above.

    Robb Mommaerts lives in Ashwaubenon. He earned a BFA in graphic design and illustration from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

  • Moore, Anne Elizabeth, author. Hey, Kidz! Buy This Book. Illustrated by Megan Kelso.
    Soft Skull Press, 2004. 227 pages (1-932360-35-2) Ages 12-16

    Anne Elizabeth Moore received her BFA in photography from the University of Wisconsin.

  • Morris, Gerald, author. The Princess, the Crone and the Dung-Cart Knight.
    (The Squire's Tales) Houghton Mifflin, 2004. 310 pages (0-618-37823-5) Ages 11-14

    Gerald Morris lives in Wausau.

  • Osborne, M.D., author/illustrator. The Boy Who Loved to Shim-Sham Shimmy.
    Wooden Shoe Press, 2004. 40 pages (0-9762852-0-7) Ages 5-8

    M.D. Osborne lives in Hancock.

  • Paul, Ann Whitford, author. Mañana, Iguana. Illustrated by Ethan Long.
    Holiday House, 2004. 32 pages (0-8234-1808-1) Ages 4-7

    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. Just Like Josh Gibson. Written by Angela Johnson.
    Simon & Schuster, 2004. 32 pages (0-689-82628-1) Ages 5-10

    Beth Peck lives in Menomonie.

  • Pferdehirt, Julia, author. Wisconsin Forest Tales. Illustrated by Pamela Harden.
    Trails Custom Publishing, 2004. 152 pages (1-931599-47-5) Ages 9-12

    Julia Pferdehirt lives in Middleton.

  • Piehl, Janet, author. Formula One Race Cars.
    (Pull Ahead Books) Lerner, 2004. 32 pages (0-8225-0693-9) Ages 4-7

    Janet Piehl grew up near Milwaukee. She currently lives in Madison and attends the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

  • Purkapile, Susan, author. Otto the Blind Otter. Illustrated by Barbara Ducommun.
    The Guest Cottage, Inc., 2004. 14 pages (1-930596-27-8) Ages 5-8

    Susan Purkapile lives in Gilman.

  • Qualey, Marsha, author. Too Big a Storm.
    Dial, 2004. 246 pages (0-8037-2839-5) Age 15 and older

    Marsha Qualey has lived in Wauwatosa, Monona and Madison. She currently lives in Plymouth, Minnesota.

  • Ralph, LeAnn R., author. Give Me a Home Where the Dairy Cows Roam: True Stories from a Wisconsin Farm.
    LeAnn R. Ralph, 2004. 173 pages (1-59113-592-3) Age 12 and older

    LeAnn Ralph earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and a Master of Arts in Teaching from UW-Whitewater. She lives in Colfax.

  • Rapp, Adam, author. Under the Wolf, Under the Dog.
    Candlewick Press, 2004. 310 pages (0-7636-1818-7) Age 15 and older

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

  • Relyea, Alison, illustrator. See Mary Grossnickle above.
    Alison Relyea grew up in Taylor. She earned her degree from UW-Madison and currently lives in Stoughton.

  • Richards, Douglas E., author. Trapped!. Illustrated by David Cabot.
    (The Prometheus Project)
    DNA Press, 2004. 138 pages (0-9748765-4-2) Ages 10-14

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    Douglas E. Richards has a master's degree in molecular biology from UW-Madison. He currently lives in San Diego, California.

  • Rockhill, Dennis, author/illustrator. Polar Slumber / Sueño Polar.
    Raven Tree Press, 2004. 32 pages (0-9724973-1-5) Ages 3-7

    Dennis Rockhill lives in Green Bay.

  • Roop, Peter and Connie Roop, authors. Louisiana Purchase. Illustrated by Sally Wern Comport.
    Aladdin, 2004. 84 pages (0-689-86443-4) 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.

  • Rosinsky, Natalie M., author. How Scientists Work.
    (Simply Science) Compass Point, 2004. 32 pages (0-7565-0596-8) Ages 5-8

    Now living in Mankato, Minnesota, Natalie Rosinsky earned a graduate degree from the University of Wisconsin.

  • Roth, Susan L., author/illustrator. Hard Hat Area.
    Bloomsbury Children's Books, 2004. 32 pages (1-58234-946-0) Ages 5-9

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

  • Ryder, Joanne, author. Won't You Be My Kissaroo? Illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
    Gulliver Books / Harcourt, 2004. 32 pages (0-15-202641-X) Ages 2-5
    Joanne Ryder attended Marquette University. She now lives in Pacific Grove, California.

  • Scanlon, Elizabeth Garton, author. A Sock Is a Pocket for Your Toes: A Pocket Book.
    Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser.
    HarperCollins, 2004. 32 pages (0-06-029526-0) Ages 3-6
    Elizabeth Garton Scanlon spent her high school years in Elkhart Lake and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently lives in Austin, Texas.

  • Schindler, S. D., illustrator. A Confused Hanukkah: An Original Story of Chelm. Written by Jan Koons.
    Dutton, 2004. 40 pages (0-525-46969-9) Ages 6-8

  • Schindler, S. D., illustrator. Grandy Thaxter's Helper. Written by Douglas Rees.
    Atheneum, 2004. 32 pages (0-689-83020-3) Ages 4-7

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

  • Shannon, George, author. Wise Acres. Illustrated by Deborah Zemke.
    Handprint Books, 2004. 32 pages (1-59354-041-8) Ages 5-9

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

  • Sheth, Kashmira, author. Blue Jasmine.
    Hyperion, 2004. 186 pages (0-7868-1855-7) Ages 10-13

    Kashmira Sheth lives in Madison.

  • Stewig, John Warren, author. Whuppity Stoorie. Illustrated by Preston McDaniels.
    Holiday House, 2004. 32 pages (0-8234-1749-2) Ages 5-10

    John Warren Stewig has lived in Waukesha, Milwaukee and Glendale. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is currently a Professor of Language Arts at UW-Milwaukee.

  • Sweetland, Nancy Rose, author. Yelly Kelly / Kelly, el Gritón. Illustrated by Robert Sweetland.
    Raven Tree Press, 2004. 32 pages (0-9720192-0-0) Ages 3-6

    Nancy Rose Sweetland attended the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay and currently lives in Green Bay.

  • Sweetland, Bob, illustrator. See Nancy Rose Sweetland above.

    Bob Sweetland is a resident of Green Bay.

  • Thomson, Sarah L., author. Tiger. Photographs provided by the Wildlife Conservation Society.
    (An I Can Read Book) HarperCollins, 2004. 30 pages (0-06-054451-1) Ages 5-7

    Sarah Thomson lived in Madison as a child. She currently lives in Maine.

  • Tolan, Stephanie S, author. Bartholomew's Blessing: A Christmas Story. Illustrated by Margie Moore.
    HarperCollins, 2004. 32 pages (0-06-001198-X) Ages 3-7

    Stephanie S. Tolan attended Kemper Hall in Kenosha. She now lives in Charlotte, North Carolina.

  • Whaley, Stacey Lynn, illustrator. See Joanne Faye above.

    Stacey Lynn Whaley lives in Madison.
  • Yep, Laurence, author. Sweetwater. Introduction by Laurence Yep.
    HarperCollins, 2004. 191 pages (0-06-056028-2) Ages 9-12

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

  • Zeinert, Karen author. To Touch the Stars: A Story of World War II. (Jamestown's American Portraits)
    Waterbird Books, 2004. 126 pages (0-7696-3442-7) Ages 11-14

    Karen Zeinert was born in Superior. She currently lives near Neenah.


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