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2007 Identification Record


Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren

Last updated: September 16, 2009

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 2007 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 2007 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 2007 Identification Record supplements earlier annual CCBC print listings and includes those titles published and received to-date during 2007. 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. Lucky Jake. Illustrated by Wade Zahares.
    Houghton Mifflin, 2007. 32 pages (0-618-47286-X) Ages 4-8
  • 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.
  • Adsit, Michael, and Theresa Adsit, authors. Slippers and Gidget Go Camping.
    A Plus Children's Books, 2007. 24 pages (978-1-60643-072-9) Ages 3-6
  • Michael and Theresa Adsit live in Whitelaw.
  • Apps, Jerry, author. Tents, Tigers and the Ringling Brothers. (Badger Biographies Series)
    Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2007. 114 pages (0-87020-374-6) Ages 10-13
  • Jerry Apps has lived in Wild Rose, Green Lake, Green Bay, and Madison. He is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Killing Miss Kitty and Other Sins.
    Clarion, 2007. 167 pages (0-618-69000-X) Ages 12-15


  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. A Mama for Owen. Illustrated by John Butler.
    Simon & Schuster, 2007. 32 pages (0-689-85787-X) Ages 4-7


  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Mount Rushmore. (Wonders of America)
    Illustrated by John Wallace.
    Aladdin, 2007. 32 pages (pbk. 1-4169-3477-4) Ages 5-7


  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. The Secret of the Painted House. Illustrated by Leonid Gore.
    (A Stepping Stone Book) Random House, 2007. 96 pages (0-375-84079-1) Ages 8-10


  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. The Statue of Liberty. (Wonders of America)
    Illustrated by John Wallace.
    Aladdin, 2007. 32 pages (pbk. 1-4169-3479-0) Ages 5-7
  • Marion Dane Bauer lived in Delafield and Waukesha; she currently lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
  • Bowe, Julie, author. My Last Best Friend.
    Harcourt, 2007. 146 pages (0-15-205777-3) Ages 8-11
  • Julie Bowe grew up in Luck, Wisconsin, and now lives near Eau Claire.
  • Braun, Melinda, author/illustrator. Luella.
    Savage Press, 2007. 30 pages (1-886028-85-0) Ages 4-7
  • Melinda Braun was born in Racine and grew up in Onalaska. She currently lives in Minneapolis.
  • Caple, Laurie, illustrator. Giant Sea Reptiles of the Dinosaur Age.
    Written by Caroline Arnold.
    HClarion, 2007. 40 pages (0-618-50449-4) Ages 8-11
  • Laurie Caple lives in Rice Lake.
  • Chaconas, Dori, author. Pennies in a Jar. Illustrated by Ted Lewin.
    Peachtree, 2007. 36 pages (1-56145-422-2) Ages 5-9


  • Chaconas, Dori, author. Virginnie's Hat. Illustrated by Holly Meade.
    Candlewick Press, 2007. 24 pages (0-7636-2397-5) Ages 4-8
  • Dori Chaconas lives in Germantown.
  • Charlton-Trujillo, e. E., author. Feels Like Home.
    Delacorte Press, 2007. 213 pages (0-385-73332-8) Ages 13-16
  • e. E. Charlton-Trujillo lives in Madison.

  • Cole, Brock, author/illustrator. Good Enough to Eat.
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. 32 pages (0-374-32737-8) Ages 6-10
  • Brock Cole taught in the Philosophy Department at UW-Madison in the early 1970s and currently lives in Buffalo, New York.

  • DeVita, James, author. The Silenced.
    Laura Geringer Books / Eos, 2007. 504 pages (0-06-078464-5) Ages 13-16
  • James DeVita lives in Spring Green.

  • Dorros, Arthur, author. Número Uno. By Alex Dorros and Arthur Dorros.
    Illustrated by Susan Guevara.
    Abrams, 2007. 32 pages (0-8109-5764-7) Ages 4-7
  • Arthur Dorros earned his B.A. in English from UW-Madison. He currently lives in Seattle.
  • Dronzek, Laura, illustrator. See George Shannon below.
  • Laura Dronzek holds an M.F.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She has lived in Middleton and Madison, where she currently resides.

  • Ehlert, Lois, author/illustrator. Wag a Tail.
    Harcourt, 2007. 32 pages (0-15-205843-2) Ages 2-5
  • 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.
  • Evans, Kristina, author. Cherish Today: A Celebration of Life's Moments.
    Illustrated by Bryan Collier.
    Jump at the Sun / Hyperion, 2007. 24 pages (0-7868-0818-7) Ages 5-9
  • Kristina Evans was born and raised in Madison. She currently lives in New York City.
  • Faye, Joanne, author. Conversations with Kids Ages 7-10. Illustrated by Lynn Louise Reynolds.
    (A Lovely Bedtime Book) Joanne Faye Press, 2007. 24 pages (0-9747375-1-5) Ages 7-10
  • Joanne Faye lives in the Madison area.
  • Felin, M. Sindy, author. Touching Snow.
    Atheneum, 2007. 234 pages (1-4169-1795-0) Age 13 and older
  • M. Sindy Felin attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She currently lives outside Washington DC.
  • Fortin, Donna, author. When the Sun Climbs Over Popo.
    Bread and Peace Publishing, 2007. 138 pages (978-1-4196-2724-8) Ages 12-15
  • Donna Fortin lives in Eau Claire.
  • Frazier, Sundee T., author. Brendan Buckley's Universe and Everything In It.
    Delacorte Press, 2007. 198 pages (978-0-385-73439-4) Ages 8-12
  • Sundee T. Frazier lived in Madison from 1998-2001 where she wrote regularly for the Madison Times. She currently lives in the Seattle area..
  • Friend, Catherine, author. The Perfect Next. Illustrated by John Manders.
    Candlewick Press, 2007. 32 pages (0-7636-2430-6) Ages 3-6
  • Catherine Friend grew up in Eau Claire and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Eau Claire. She lives in southeastern Minnesota.
  • Gaiman, Neil, author. Interworld.. By Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves.
    Eos / HarperCollins, 2007. 239 pages (0-06-123896-3) Age 12 and older


  • Gaiman, Neil, author. M is for Magic.. Illustrated by Teddy Kristiansen.
    HarperCollins, 2007. 260 pages (0-06-118645-5) Age 12 and older
  • Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in northwest Wisconsin.
  • Gallagher, Mary Collins, author. Ginny Morris and Dad's New Girlfriend.
    Illustrated by Whitney Martin.
    Magination Press, 2007. 63 pages (1-59147-386-1) Ages 7-10
  • Mary Collins Gallagher lives in Madison.
  • Gregorich, Barbara, author. Waltur Paints Himself Into a Corner and Other Stories..
    Illustrated by Kristin Sorra.
    Houghton Mifflin, 2007. 48 pages (0-618-74796-6) Ages 5-8
  • A graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison, Barbara Gregorich lives in Chicago.
  • Halfmann, Janet, author. Little Skink's Tail.
    Illustrated by Laurie Allen Klein.
    Sylvan Dell, 2007. 32 pages (0-9768823-8-8) Ages 3-6
  • Janet Halfmann lives in South Milwaukee.
  • Hautman, Pete, author. All-in.
    Simon & Schuster, 2007. 181 pages (1-4169-1325-4) Ages 14-17


  • Hautman, Pete, editor. Full House.
    Putnam, 2007. 161 pages (0-399-24528-6) Ages 14-17


  • Hautman, Pete, author. Skullduggery. Written by Pete Hautman and Mary Logue.
    (The Bloodwater Mysteries.)
    Sleuth/Putnam, 2007. 186 pages (0-399-24378-3) 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. A Promise Is a Promise. Illustrated by Tony Auth.
    Candlewick Press, 2007. 40 pages (0-7636-2285-5) Ages 4-8
  • Florence Parry Heide lives in Kenosha.
  • Hendricks, Sandy, illustrator. See Bonita Mason below.
  • Sandy Hendricks graduated from the Layton School of Art in Milwaukee. She lives near Neosho.
  • Henkes, Kevin, author/illustrator. A Good Day.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2007. 24 pages (0-06-114018-X) Ages 2-5
  • Kevin Henkes was born and raised in Racine. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and now lives in Madison.
  • Holliday, Diane Young, author. Mountain Wolf Woman: A Ho-Chunk Girlhood.
    (Badger Biography Series) Wisconsin Historical Society, 2007.
    78 pages (pbk. 0-87020-381-7) Ages 9-12
  • Diane Young Holliday was an archaeologist at the Wisconsin Historical Society for fifteen years. She currently lives in Tucson, Arizona.
  • Hubbard, Sharron, author. Link and Rosie Pick Berries. Illustrated by Kristin Schleihs.
    Link and Rosie Press, 2007. 12 pages (0-9762434-2-7) Ages 2-5


  • Hubbard, Sharron, author. Link and Rosie's Pets. Illustrated by Kristin Schleihs.
    Link and Rosie Press, 2007. 14 pages (0-9762434-3-4) Ages 2-5
  • Sharron Hubbard lives in Madison.
  • Ivanko, John D., author. Ser vecinos. Written by Maya Ajmera and John D. Ivanko.
    Charlesbridge, 2007. 32 pages (1-57091-703-5) Ages 3-6
  • John D. Ivanko lives in Browntown.
  • Joosse, Barbara, author. Please Is a Good Word to Say. Illustrated by Jennifer Plecas.
    Philomel, 2007. 32 pages (0-399-24217-5) Ages 4-8
  • Barbara Joosse lives in Cedarburg.
  • Kann, Bob, author. A Recipe for Success: Lizzie Kander and Her Cookbook.
    (Badger Biographies Series) Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2007.
    127 pages (0-87020-373-8) Ages 10-14
  • Bob Kann received his Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and was a Professor of Education at UW-Parkside. He lives in Madison.
  • Kwas, Susan Estelle, illustrator. The Runaway Shopping Cart.
    Written by Kathy Long. Dutton, 2007.
    32 pages (0-525-47187-5) Ages 4-7
  • Susan Estelle Kwas lives in Milwaukee.
  • Lichtenheld, Tom, illustrator. The OK Book.
    Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. HarperCollins, 2007.
    32 pages (0-06-115255-2) Ages 4-9
  • A current resident of Chicago, Illinois, Tom Lichtenheld has lived in Racine and Madison. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
  • 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.
  • Mason, Bonita, author. T-Bear The Most Special Bear.
    Illustrated by Sandy Hendricks.
    Peach Bandana Studios, 2007. 32 pages (978-0-9798718-0-1) Ages 4-7
  • Bonita Mason graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison. She currently lives near Stoughton.
  • Mitchard, Jacquelyn, author. Now You See Her.
    HarperTempest / HarperCollins, 2007. 200 pages (0-06-111683-1) Ages 13-16
  • Jacquelyn Mitchard lives in Dane County.
  • Moser, Lisa, author. Squirrel's World.
    Illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev.
    Candlewick Press, 2007. 44 pages (0-7636-2929-4) Ages 6-9
  • Lisa Moser lives in Grafton.
  • Oliver, Andrew, author. Scrambled. (A Sam and Stephanie Mystery)
    Adams-Pomeroy Press, 2007. 271 pages (0-9661009-8-0) Ages 10-14
  • Andrew Oliver earned a M.S. in English education from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Paul, Ann Whitford, author. Fiesta Fiasco. Illustrated by Ethan Long.
    Holiday House, 2007. 32 pages (0-8234-2037-X) Ages 4-8


  • Paul, Ann Whitford, author. Snail's Good Night. Illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger.
    Holiday House, 2007. 32 pages (0-8234-1912-6) Ages 4-8
  • Ann Whitford Paul is a former resident of Madison and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1959. She currently lives in Los Angeles, California.
  • Perkins, Lynne Rae, author. Pictures from Our Vacation.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2007. 32 pages (0-06-085097-3) Ages 5-10
  • Lynne Rae Perkins received her MFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She currently lives in northern Michigan.
  • Peterson, Cris, author. Clarabelle: Making Milk and So Much More.
    Photographs by David R. Lundquist.
    Boyds Mills, 2007. 32 pages (1-59078-310-7) Ages 5-8
  • Cris Peterson and her family run a dairy farm in Grantsburg.
  • Piehl, Janet, author. Flying Mosquitoes. (Pull Ahead Books)
    Lerner, 2007. 32 pages (0-8225-5932-3) Ages 3-7
  • Janet Piehl grew up near Milwaukee. She currently lives in Kenosha.
  • Pope, Jim, author. Everyday Adventures of a Farm Boy in the '50s.
    Rural Heritage Reading Project, 2007. 269 pages (978-0-9743605-0-8) Age 10 and older
  • Born and raised in the Waupaca area, Jim Pope now lives in Plover.
  • Posada, Mia, author/illustrator. Guess What Is Growing Inside This Egg.
    Millbrook Press, 2007. 32 pages (0-8225-6192-1) Ages 4-8
  • Mia Posada studied art at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Oakland, California.
  • Reynolds, Lynn Louise, illustrator. See Joanne Faye above.
  • Lynn Louise Reynolds graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point with a degree in art. She presently resides in Beloit.
  • Rockhill, Dennis, author/illustrator. Meadow Dance.
    Raven Tree Press, 2007. 32 pages (0-9741992-5-7) Ages 3-6


  • Rockhill, Dennis, author/illustrator. Ocean Whisper / Susurro del océano.
    Translated by Eida de la Vega.
    Raven Tree Press, 2007. 32 pages (0-9741992-4-9) Ages 3-6
  • Dennis Rockhill grew up and lives in Green Bay. He is a graduate of UW-Green Bay. He also studied at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design
  • Roop, Peter and Connie Roop, authors. River Roads West: America's First Highways.
    Calkins Creek / Boyds Mills Press, 2007. 64 pages (1-59078-430-8) Ages 10-15


  • Roop, Peter and Connie Roop, authors. Tales of Famous Americans.
    Illustrated by Charlie Powell.
    Scholastic Reference / Scholastic, 2007. 108 pages (0-439-64116-0) Ages 9-12
  • Peter Roop grew up in Massachusetts. He attended Lawrence University and also attended UW-Madison. He was 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. Amy Tan: Author and Storyteller.
    Compass Point Books, 2007. 112 pages (0-7565-1876-8) Age 12 and older
  • A graduate of the University of Wisconsin, Natalie Rosinsky lives in Mankato, Minnesota.
  • Roth, Susan L., author/illustrator. Babies Can't Eat Kimchee!.
    Also written and illustrated by Nancy Patz.
    Bloomsbury, 2007. 24 pages (1-59990-017-3) Ages 3-6
  • Susan Roth spent part of her childhood in Madison. She currently lives in New York City.
  • Ryder, Joanne, author. Bear of My Heart. Illustrated by Margie Moore.
    Simon & Schuster, 2007. 32 pages (0-689-85947-3) Ages 3-6


  • Ryder, Joanne, author. Dance by the Light of the Moon. Illustrated by Guy Francis.
    Hyperion, 2007. 32 pages (0-7868-1820-4) Ages 3-6


  • Ryder, Joanne, author. Toad by the Road: A Year in the Life of These Amazing Amphibians.
    Illustrated by Maggie Kneen. Henry Holt, 2007. 37 pages (0-8050-7354-X) Ages 7-10
  • Joanne Ryder attended Marquette University. She now lives in Pacific Grove, California.
  • Schindler, S. D., illustrator. The Curious Adventures of the Abandoned Toys.
    Written by Julian Fellowes.
    Henry Holt, 2007. 60 pages (0-8050-7526-7) Ages 8-11


  • Schindler, S. D., illustrator. Terrible Storm. Written by Carol Otis Hurst.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2007. 32 pages (0-06-009001-4) Ages 4-8
  • 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.
  • Schmatz, Pat, author. Circle the Truth.
    Carolrhoda Books, 2007. 188 pages (0-8225-7268-0) Ages 10-14
  • Pat Schmatz grew up and currently lives in Amherst.
  • Sheth, Kashmira, author. Keeping Corner.
    Hyperion, 2007. 281 pages (0-7868-3859-0) Ages 12-16


  • Sheth, Kashmira, author. My Dadima Wears a Sari. Illustrated by Yoshiko Jaeggi.
    Peachtree, 2007. 32 pages (1-56145-392-4) Ages 4-8
  • Kashmira Sheth lives in Madison.
  • Shannon, George, author. Rabbit's Gift: A Fable from China.
    Illustrated by Laura Dronzek.
    Harcourt, 2007. 32 pages (0-15-206073-1) Ages 3-6
  • George Shannon is a former resident of Eau Claire. He now lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
  • Shipton, Paul, author. The Pig Who Saved the World by Gryllus the Pig.
    U.S. edition: Candlewick Press, 2007. 259 pages (0-7636-3446-8) Ages 11-14
  • Paul Shipton divides his time between homes in England and Madison.
  • Sinykin, Sheri, author. Giving Up the Ghost.
    Peachtree, 2007. 227 pages (1-56145-423-0) Ages 12-15
  • Sheri Sinykin lives in Madison and Arizona.
  • Stark, Ken, illustrator. Seeing the Elephant. Written by Pat Hughes.
    Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. 40 pages (0-374-38024-4) Ages 7-10
  • Ken Stark lives in Hillsboro.
  • Stewig, John Warren, author. The Animals Watched: An Alphabet Book.
    Illustrated by Rosanne Litzinger.
    Holiday House, 2007. 32 pages (0-8234-1906-1) Ages 4-8
  • John Warren Stewig has lived in Waukesha, Milwaukee and Glendale. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is the founder and director of the Center for Children's Literature at Carthage College in Kenosha.
  • Thomson, Sarah L., author. Dragon's Egg.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2007. 267 pages (0-06-128848-9) Ages 9-12

  • Sarah L. Thomson lived in Madison as a child. She currently lives in Portland, Maine.
  • York, Emily A., author. Lindsey's Desert Surprise. Illustrated by Mary Stokrocki.
    EYE Exceptionals, 2007. 24 pages (0-9795531-0-5) Ages 5-9
  • A graduate of Edgewood College and the University of Wisconsin - Madison Library School, Emily York worked at the DeForest Elementary School for many years.
  • Zolotow, Charlotte, author. A Father Like That. Illustrated by LeUyen Pham.
    HarperCollins, 2007. 32 pages (0-06-027864-1) Ages 4-8
  • Charlotte Zolotow attended the University of Wisconsin - Madison from 1933 until 1936. She was born in Norfolks, Virginia, but spent most of her life in New York.

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