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2006 Identification Record


Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren

Last updated: August 6, 2008

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 2006 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 2006 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 2006 Identification Record supplements earlier annual CCBC print listings and includes those titles published and received to-date during 2006. New books will be added as we receive them.

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

  • Avi, author. Crispin: At the Edge of the World.
    Hyperion, 2006. 234 pages (0-7868-5152-X) Ages 10-13


  • Avi, selector. Best Shorts: Favorite Short Stories for Sharing.
    Selected by Avi with Carolyn Shute.
    Houghton Mifflin, 2006. 340 pages (0-618-47603-2) Ages 10-14


  • Avi, author. Strange Happenings: Five Tales of Transformation.
    Harcourt, 2006. 147 pages (0-15-205790-0) Ages 9-12
  • Avi Wortis currently lives in Denver, 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.
  • Balian, Lecia, author/illustrator. See Lorna Balian below.
  • Lecia Balian lives in Rhinelander. She is the daughter of book creator Lorna Balian.
  • Balian, Lorna, author/illustrator. Bah! Humbug?
    Written and illustrated by Lorna and Lecia Balian
    Star Bright Books, 2006. 32 pages (1-59572-036-7) Ages 4-7
  • Lorna Balian was born and raised in Wisconsin and studied art at the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. She lives in Watertown.
  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. The Grand Canyon. Illustrated by John Wallace.
    (Wonders of America) Aladdin, 2006. 32 pages (0-689-86944-4) Ages 6-8


  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Niagara Falls. Illustrated by John Wallace.
    (Wonders of America) Aladdin, 2006. 32 pages (0-689-86944-4) Ages 6-8
  • Marion Dane Bauer lived in Delafield and Waukesha; she currently lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
  • Bausum, Ann, author. Freedom Riders: John Lewis and Jim Zwerg on the Front Lines
    of the Civil Rights Movement.
    National Geographic, 2006. 79 pages (0-7922-4173-8) Ages 11-15
  • Ann Bausum lives in Beloit.
  • Bleck, Linda, illustrator. We Gather Together: Celebrating the Harvest Season.
    Written by Wendy Pfeffer.
    Dutton, 2006. 40 pages (0-525-47669-5) Ages 6-10
  • Linda Bleck lives in Mequon.
  • Busse, Sarah Martin, author. Banjo Granny.
    Written by Sarah Martin Busse and Jacqueline Briggs Martin
    .
    Illustrated by Barry Root.
    Houghton Mifflin, 2006. 32 pages (0-618-33603-6) Ages 2-5
  • Sarah Martin Busse lives in Madison.
  • Carter, Alden R., author. Love, Football, and Other Contact Sports.
    Holiday House, 2006. 261 pages (0-8234-1975-3) Ages 13-16
  • Alden Carter lives in Marshfield.
  • Chaconas, Dori, author. Cork & Fuzz: Short and Tall.
    Illustrated by Lisa McCue.
    Viking, 2006. 32 pages (0-670-05985-4) Ages 5-8


  • Chaconas, Dori, author. Dancing with Katya.
    Illustrated by Constance R. Bergum.
    Peachtree, 2006. 32 pages (1-56145-376-5) Ages 5-9
  • Dori Chaconas lives in Germantown.
  • Charlton-Trujillo, e. E., author. Prizefighter en Mi Casa.
    Delacorte Press, 2006. 210 pages (0-385-73325-9) Ages 10-12
  • e. E. Charlton-Trujillo lives in Madison.
  • Chrustowski, Rick, author/illustrator. Turtle Crossing.
    Henry Holt, 2006. 32 pages (0-8050-7498-8) Ages 5-8
  • A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rick Chrustowski lives in River Falls.
  • Cobb, Vicki, author. Junk Food.
    Photographs by Michael Gold. (Where's the Science Here?)
    Millbrook Press, 2006. 48 pages (0-7613-2773-8) Ages 7-10


  • Cobb, Vicki, author. Sneakers.
    Photographs by Michael Gold. (Where's the Science Here?)
    Millbrook Press, 2006. 48 pages (0-7613-2772-X) Ages 7-10
  • Vicki Cobb attend the University of Wisconsin. She grew up in New York, and now lives in New York and Vermont.
  • Ernst, Kathleen, author. Hearts of Stone.
    Dutton, 2006. 248 pages (0-525-47686-5) Ages 12-15/dd>


  • Ernst, Kathleen, author. Highland Fling.
    Cricket Books, 2006. 216 pages (0-8126-2742-3) Ages 11-14
  • Kathleen Ernst lives in Middleton.
  • Gannon, Ned, illustrator. See Rebecca Hogue Wojahn below.
  • Ned Gannon teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
  • George, Lindsay Barrett, author/illustrator. In the Garden: Who's Been Here?
    Greenwillow/HarperCollins, 2006. 32 pages (0-06-078762-7) Ages 3-7
  • Lindsay Barrett George received her Master of Fine Arts degree from UW-Madison in 1977. She lives in Pennsylvania.
  • Giedd, Jennifer Brengle, author. Wind Along the Water.
    Illustrated by Frank Mittelstadt.
    BookSurge, 2006. 214 pages (1-866-308-6235) Ages 10-14
  • Jennifer Brengle Giedd received her undergraduate degree from Ripon College, and her Master's Degree from Cardinal Stritch College. She has taught elementary education in Beaver Dam, Mayville and Randolph, and adult education at Moraine Park Technical College. She lives in Beaver Dam.
  • Gregorich, Barbara, author. Walter Buys a Pig in a Poke and Other Stories.
    Illustrated by Kristin Sorra.
    Houghton Mifflin, 2006. 56 pages (0-618-47306-8) Ages 5-8
  • A graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Barbara Gregorich lives in Chicago.
  • Hanson, Susan, illustrator. See Annie Jacobsen below.
  • Susan Hanson was born in Stoughton. She currently lives in Illinois.
  • Hautman, Pete, author. Rash.
    Simon & Schuster, 2006. 249 pages (0-689-86801-4) Age 12 and older


  • Hautman, Pete, author. Snatched. Written by Pete Hautman and Mary Logue.
    (The Bloodwater Mysteries.)
    Sleuth/Putnam, 2006. 200 pages (0-399-24377-1) Ages 11-15
  • Pete Hautman currently spends part of each year living on the shores of Lake Pepin in southwestern Wisconsin.
  • Heide, Florence Parry, author. The Treehorn Trilogy. Illustrated by Edward Gorey.
    Contains: The Shrinking of Treehorn; Treehorn's Treasure; Treehorn's Wish.
    Harry N. Abrams, 2006. 196 pages (0-8109-5994-1) Ages 7-11
  • Florence Parry Heidi lives in Kenosha.
  • Henkes, Kevin, author/illustrator. Lilly's Big Day.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2006. 32 pages (0-06-074236-4) Ages 4-8
  • 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 Boy Who Cried Wolf.
    Illustrated by Boris Kulikov.
    Simon & Schuster, 2006. 32 pages (0-689-87433-2) Ages 4-7


  • Hennessy, B. G., author. Claire and the Unicorn Happy Ever After.
    Illustrated by Susan Mitchell.
    Simon & Schuster, 2006. 32 pages (1-4169-0815-3) Ages 4-7


  • Hennessy, B. G., author. Mr. Ouchy's First Day.
    Illustrated by Paul Meisel.
    Putnam, 2006. 32 pages (0-399-24248-1) Ages 5-8
  • B. G. Hennessy attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and now lives in Paradise Valley, Arizona.
  • Hubbard, Sharron, author. Rosie's New Bike. Illustrated by Kristin Schleihs.
    Link and Rosie Press, 2006. 20 pages (0-9762434-1-5) Ages 2-5
  • Sharron Hubbard lives in Madison.
  • Jacobsen, Annie, author. The Terrible Troll Cat.
    Illustrated by Susan Hanson.
    Pickled Herring Press, 2006. 32 pages (0-9778276-0-7) Ages 4-8
  • Annie Jacobsen lives in Stoughton.
  • Jeffers, Dawn, author. Vegetable Dreams / Huerto sońado.
    Illustrated by Claude Schneider. Translated by Eida de la Vega.
    Raven Tree Press, 2006. 32 pages (0-9741992-9-X) Ages 4-7
  • Dawn Jeffers holds a BA from Lakeland College and an MA from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay. She lives in Green Bay.
  • Joosse, Barbara, author. Dead Guys Talk: A Wild Willie Mystery. Illustrated by Abby Carter.
    Clarion, 2006. 100 pages (0-618-30666-8) Ages 7-10


  • Joosse, Barbara, author. Wind-Wild Dog. Illustrated by Kate Kiesler.
    Henry Holt, 2006. 40 pages (0-8050-7053-2) Ages 5-8
  • Barbara Joosse lives in Cedarburg.
  • Kesselman-Turkel, Judi, author. The Grammar Grammer: How to Write Perfect Sentences.
    Written by Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson.
    The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006, c1982. 120 pages (0-299-19134-6) Age 14 and older


  • Kesselman-Turkel, Judi, author. Note-Taking Made Easy.
    Written by Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson.
    The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006, c1982. 98 pages (0-299-19154-0) Age 14 and older


  • Kesselman-Turkel, Judi, author. Research Shortcuts.
    Written by Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson.
    The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006, c1982. 108 pages (0-299-19164-8) Age 14 and older


  • Kesselman-Turkel, Judi, author. Secrets to Writing Great Papers.
    Written by Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson.
    The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006c, 1982. 78 pages (0-299-19144-3) Age 14 and older


  • Kesselman-Turkel, Judi, author. Spelling Simplified.
    Written by Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson.
    The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006, c1982. 195 pages (0-299-19174-5) Age 14 and older


  • Kesselman-Turkel, Judi, author. Study Smarts: How to Learn More in Less Time.
    Written by Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson.
    The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006, c1981. 83 pages (0-299-19184-2) Age 14 and older


  • Kesselman-Turkel, Judi, author. Test-Taking Strategies.
    Written by Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson.
    The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006, c1981. 120 pages (0-299-19194-X) Age 14 and older


  • Kesselman-Turkel, Judi, author. The Vocabulary Builder.
    Written by Judi Kesselman-Turkel and Franklynn Peterson.
    The University of Wisconsin Press, 2006, c1982. 150 pages (0-299-19204-0) Age 14 and older
  • Judi Kesselman-Turkel lives in Madison.
  • Krull, Kathleen, author. Isaac Newton. Illustrated by Boris Kulikov.
    (Giants of Science) Viking, 2006.
    126 pages (0-670-05921-8) Ages 11-14
  • 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.
  • Krull, Kathleen, author. Sigmund Freud. Illustrated by Boris Kulikov.
    (Giants of Science) Viking, 2006.
    144 pages (0-670-05892-0) Ages 11-14
  • 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.
  • Lawlor, Laurie, author. The Two Loves of Will Shakespeare.
    Holiday House, 2006. 278 pages (0-8234-1901-0) Ages 13-16
  • A part-time resident of Walworth County, Laurie Lawlor also makes her home in Evanston, Illinois.
  • Liebig, Nelda Johnson, author. Jordyn Backpacks Isle Royale National Park.
    Prell Books, 2006. 40 pages (1889406-50-3) Ages 5-10
  • Nelda Johnson Liebig lives in Trempealeau.
  • Logue, Mary, author. See Pete Hautman above.
  • Mary Logue currently spends part of each year living on the shores of Lake Pepin in southwestern Wisconsin.
  • Lorbiecki, Marybeth, author. Jackie's Bat. Illustrated by Brian Pinkney.
    Simon & Schuster, 2006. 32 pages (0-689-84102-7) Ages 5-9
  • Marybeth Lorbiecki lives in Hudson.
  • Lowery, Linda, author. Truth and Salsa.
    Peachtree, 2006. 176 pages (1-56145-366-8) Ages 10-13
  • Linda Lowery is a former resident of Williams Bay and once worked in Walworth County. Currently she lives in Mexico.
  • Lucille, Sherry, author. Love Changes: A Novel.
    Goblin Fern Press, 2006. 279 pages (1-59598-038-5) Age 13 and older
  • Sherry Lucille lives in Madison.
  • Luy, Nanette, illustrator. Reflections of a Father's Love. Written by Brad Dawson.
    Stepping Stone, 2006. 32 pages (0-9785086-0-2) Ages 4-6
  • A Milwaukee resident, Nanette Luy earned her Bachelors degree in illustration from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Beaches. (Water Habitats)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4882-9) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Beaches / Playas.
    (Water Habitats / Hábitats acuáticos)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-6027-6) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Coral Reefs. (Water Habitats)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4883-7) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Coral Reefs / Arrecifes de coral.
    (Water Habitats / Hábitats acuáticos)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-6028-4) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Coyotes.
    (Animals That Live in the Desert)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4826-8) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Coyotes / Coyotes.
    (Animals That Live in the Desert / Animales del desierto)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4840-3) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Gila Monsters.
    (Animals That Live in the Desert)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4827-6) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Gila Monsters / Monstruos de Gila.
    (Animals That Live in the Desert / Animales del desierto)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4841-1) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Jackrabbits.
    (Animals That Live in the Desert)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4828-4) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Jackrabbits / Liebres americanas.
    (Animals That Live in the Desert / Animales del desierto)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4842-X) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Lakes. (Water Habitats)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4884-5) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Lakes / Lagos. (Water Habitats / Hábitats acuáticos)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-6029-2) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Ocean Floors. (Water Habitats)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4885-3) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Ocean Floors / Fondos oceánicos.
    (Water Habitats / Hábitats acuáticos)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-6030-6) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Rattlesnakes.
    (Animals That Live in the Desert)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4829-2) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Rattlesnakes / Serpientes de cascabel.
    (Animals That Live in the Desert / Animales del desierto)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4843-8) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Rivers. (Water Habitats)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4886-1) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Rivers / Ríos.
    (Water Habitats / Hábitats acuáticos)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-6031-4) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Roadrunners / Correcaminos.
    (Animals That Live in the Desert / Animales del desierto)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4844-6) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Vultures.
    (Animals That Live in the Desert)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4831-4) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Vultures / Buitres.
    (Animals That Live in the Desert / Animales del desierto)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4845-4) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Wetlands. (Water Habitats)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-4887-X) Ages 2-5


  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Wetlands / Terrenos pantanosos.
    (Water Habitats / Hábitats acuáticos)
    Weekly Reader Early Learning Library, 2006. 24 pages (0-8368-6032-2) Ages 2-5
  • JoAnn Early Macken lives in Shorewood.
  • McCutcheon, John, author. Christmas in the Trenches.
    Illustrated by Henri Sřrensen.
    Peachtree, 2006. 32 pages (1-56145-374-9) Ages 5-8
  • Currently a resident of Charlottesville, Virginia, John McCutheon was born and raised in Wausau.
  • McKy, Katie, author. Pumpkin Town! Or, Nothing Is Better and Worse Than Pumpkins.
    Illustrated by Pablo Bernasconi.
    Houghton Mifflin, 2006. 24 pages (0-618-60569-X) Ages 4-7
  • Katie McKy lives in Eau Claire.
  • McLernon, Carol March, author. String of Hope.
    Oxen Books, 2006. 72 pages (0-9713773-1-6) Ages 8-12


  • McLernon, Carol March, author. Samuele, Man with Many Names.
    Oxen Books, 2006. 74 pages (0-9713773-2-4) Ages 8-12
    Carol March McLernon has lives 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.
  • McLimans, David, author/illustrator. Gone Wild: An Endangered Animal Alphabet.
    Walker & Company, 2006. 32 pages (0-8027-9563-3) Ages 4-8
  • David McLimans lives in Madison.
  • Mittelstadt, Frank, illustrator. See Jennifer Brengle Giedd above.
  • Frank Mittelstadt has an associate degree in Commercial Art from Madison Area Technical College.
  • Morgenstern, Constance, author. Waking Day.
    NorthWord, 2006. 32 pages (1-55971-919-2) Ages 8-12
  • Constance Morgenstern grew up in Brookfield and now lives in Neenah.
  • Morris, Gerald, author. The Quest of the Fair Unknown. (The Squire's Tales)
    Houghton Mifflin, 2006. 264 pages (0-618-63152-6) Age 11 and older
  • Gerald Morris lives in Wausau.
  • Moser, Lisa, author. The Monster in the Backpack. Illustrated by Noah Z. Jones.
    Candlewick Press, 2006. 36 pages (0-7636-2390-3) Ages 5-8
  • Lisa Moser lives in Grafton.
  • Murphy, Christopher J., author. Lucille Lost: A True Adventure.
    Written by Margaret George and Christopher J. Murphy.
    Illustrated by Debra Bandelin and Bob Dacey.
    Viking, 2006. 32 pages (0-670-06093-3) Ages 5-8
  • Christopher Murphy lives in Madison. He is an animal eye doctor and a cell biologist at the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Olien, Rebecca, author. The Skeletal System.
    (Bridgestone Books: Human Body Systems)
    Capstone Press, 2006. 24 pages (0-7368-5414-2) Ages 5-8


  • Olien, Rebecca, author. Touching.
    (First Facts: The Senses)
    Capstone Press, 2006. 24 pages (0-7368-4305-1) Ages 5-8
  • Rebecca Olien lives in Eau Claire.
  • Oliver, Andrew, author. Haunted Hill. (A Sam and Stephanie Mystery)
    Adams-Pomeroy Press, 2006. 268 pages (0-9661009-7-2) Ages 10-14
  • Andrew Oliver earned a M.S. in English education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Peck, Beth, illustrator. Abbie in Stitches. Written by Cynthia Cotten.
    Farrar, Straus, Giroux, 2006. 32 pages (0-374-30004-6) Ages 5-9


  • Peck, Beth, illustrator. A Christmas Memory. Written by Truman Capote.
    Alfred A. Knopf, 2006. 40 pages (0-679-80040-9) Age 7 and older
  • Beth Peck lives in Menomonie.
  • Peterson, Cris, author. Fantastic Farm Machines. Photographs by David R. Lundquist.
    Boyds Mills, 2006. 32 pages (1-59078-271-2) Ages 4-8
  • Cris Peterson and her family run a dairy farm in Grantsburg.
  • Peterson, Franklynn, author. See Judi Kesselman-Turkel above.
  • Franklynn Peterson lives in Madison.
  • Piehl, Janet, author. Humvees. (Pull Ahead Books)
    Lerner, 2006. 32 pages (0-8225-2668-9) Ages 3-6


  • Piehl, Janet, author. Sanitation Workers. (Pull Ahead Books)
    Lerner, 2006. 32 pages (0-8225-2847-9) Ages 3-6
  • Janet Piehl grew up near Milwaukee. She currently lives in Kenosha.
  • Polaha, Dr., author. The Triangle and the Beautiful Circle.
    Patron Books, 2006. 106 pages (0-9723619-2-8) Ages 7-10
  • Dr. Polaha (Dennis Paulaha) lives in Hudson.
  • Rausch, Kathy, author/photographer. Puppies Came to Our House!
    Goblin Fern Press, 2006. 24 pages (1-59598-009-1) Ages 4-6
  • Kathy Rausch received a Bachelors degree in Elementary Education and a Masters degree in Library and Information Studies from the University of Wisconsin. She lives in Stoughton.
  • Rocks!, Misako, author/illustrator. Biker Girl.
    Hyperion, 2006. 112 pages (0-7868-3676-8) Ages 11-14
  • Misako Rocks! lives in Madison.
  • Rockhill, Dennis, author/illustrator. Polar Slumber.
    Raven Tree Press, 2006. 32 pages (0-9741992-8-1) Ages 3-6
  • Dennis Rockhill lives in Green Bay. He is a graduate of UW-Green Bay. He also studied at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design.
  • Rodman, Mary Ann, author. First Grade Stinks! Illustrated by Beth Spiegel.
    Peachtree, 2006. 32 pages (1-56145-377-3) Ages 5-8
  • Mary Ann Rodman worked at the University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh. She currently lives in Alpharetta, Georgia.
  • Roth, Susan L., author/illustrator. Do Re Mi: If You Can Read Music, Thank Guido d'Arezzo.
    By Susan L. Roth, in association with Angelo Mafucci.
    Houghton Mifflin, 2006. 40 pages (0-618-46572-3) Ages 5-8


  • Roth, Susan L., author/illustrator. Great Big Guinea Pigs.
    Bloomsbury, 2006. 32 pages (1-58234-724-7) Ages 5-8
  • Susan Roth spent part of her childhood in Madison. She currently lives in New York City.
  • Ryder, Joanne, author. My Mother's Voice. Illustrated by Peter Catalanotto.
    HarperCollins, 2006. 32 pages (0-06-029509-0) Ages 5-8


  • Ryder, Joanne, author. Won't You Be My Hugaroo? Illustrated by Melissa Sweet.
    Harcourt, 2006. 32 pages (0-689-85947-3) Ages 3-6
  • Joanne Ryder attended Marquette University. She now lives in Pacific Grove, California.
  • Sanna, Charles A., author. "Daddy, Daddy, There's a Mouse in the House!"
    Illustrated by Dave Hill.
    Charles Sanna, 2006. 20 pages (0-9762839-1-3) Ages 4-7
  • Charles Sanna lives in Madison.
  • Schindler, S. D., illustrator. The Snow Globe Family. Written by Jane O'Connor.
    Putnam, 2006. 32 pages (0-399-24242-2) Ages 3-7


  • Schindler, S. D., illustrator. The Story of Salt. Written by Mark Kurlansky.
    Putnam, 2006. 48 pages (0-399-23998-7) Ages 7-11
    S. D. Schindler is a native of Racine. He now lives in Philadelphia.
  • Schleihs, Kristin, illustrator. See Sharron Hubbard above.
  • Kristin Schleihs graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in art education.
  • Schneider, Claude, illustrator. See Dawn Jeffers above.
  • Claude Schneider studied fine art at Layton School of Art in Milwaukee. He currently lives in North Carolina.
  • Shannon, George, author. Busy in the Garden. Illustrated by Sam Williams.
    Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2006. 36 pages (0-06-000465-7) Ages 4-7
  • George Shannon is a former resident of Eau Claire. He now lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
  • Sheth, Kashmira, author. Koyal Dark, Mango Sweet.
    Hyperion, 2006. 250 pages (0-7868-3857-4) Age 12 and older
  • Kashmira Sheth lives in Madison.
  • Thomson, Sarah L., author. Amazing Dolphins! (An I Can Read Book)
    HarperCollins, 2006. 32 pages (0-06-054453-8) Ages 5-7


  • Thomson, Sarah L., author. Amazing Snakes! (An I Can Read Book)
    HarperCollins, 2006. 32 pages (0-06-054462-7) Ages 5-7


  • Thomson, Sarah L., author. The Secret of the Rose.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2006. 295 pages (0-06-087250-0) Ages 10-13

  • Sarah L. Thomson lived in Madison as a child. She currently lives in Portland, Maine.
  • Timberlake, Amy, author. That Girl Lucy Moon.
    Hyperion, 2006. 294 pages (0-7868-5298-4) Ages 10-13
  • Currently residing in Chicago, Amy Timberlake grew up in Wisconsin, living in the state from kindergarten through high school.
  • Whittenberg, Allison, author. Sweet Thang.
    Delacorte Press, 2006. 149 pages (0-385-73292-9) Ages 11-14
  • Allison Whittenberg received an MA in English from the University of Wisconsin. She currently lives in Pennsylvania.
  • Williams, Trish, author / illustrator. The Wedding of the Mouse: An Asian Folk Tale.
    Playground Press, 2006. 30 pages (0-9790033-0-X) Ages 4-8
  • Born in Lake Geneva, Trish Williams attended the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. She now lives in Glendale.
  • Wojahn, Rebecca Hogue, author. Evan Early.
    Illustrated by Ned Gannon.
    Woodbine House, 2006. 32 pages (1-890627-71-2) Ages 3-7
  • Rebecca Hogue Wojahnis the education reference librarian at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
  • Wright, Betty Ren, author. Princess for a Week. Illustrated by Jacqueline Rogers.
    Holiday House, 2006. 105 pages (0-8234-1945-2) Ages 7-10
  • 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. The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906.
    HarperCollins, 2006. 117 pages (0-06-027524-3) Ages 9-12


  • Yep, Laurence, author. Tiger Magic. (The Tiger's Apprentice: Book Three)
    HarperCollins, 2006. 274 pages (0-06-001019-3) Ages 9-12
  • Laurence Yep grew up in San Francisco. He attended Marquette University. He now lives in Pacific Grove, California.


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