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2010 Identification Record

Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren

Last updated: August 10, 2011

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 2010 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 2010 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 2010 Identification Record supplements earlier annual CCBC print listings and includes those titles published and received to-date during 2010. 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: The End of Time.
    Balzer & Bray / HarperCollins, 2010. 223 pages (978-0-06-174080-0) Ages 10-13
  • 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.
  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Thank You for Me!
    Illustrated by Kristina Stephenson. Simon & Schuster, 2010.
    32 pages (978-0-689-85788-1) Ages 2-4

  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. The Very Little Princess.
    Illustrated by Elizabeth Sayles. Random House, 2010.
    122 pages (978-0-375-85691-4) Ages 7-10
  • Marion Dane Bauer lived in Delafield and Waukesha; she currently lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
  • Bick, Ilsa J., author. Draw the Dark.
    Carolrhoda LAB, 2010. 338 pages (978-0-7613-5686-8) Ages 14-17
  • Ilsa J. Bick lives in a small town near Sheboygan.
  • Bleck, Linda, illustrator. The Longest Day: Celebrating the Summer Solstice.
    Written by Wendy Pfeffer. Dutton, 2010.
    40 pages (978-0-525-42237-2) Ages 6-10
  • Linda Bleck lives in Mequon.
  • Bodeen, S. A., author. The Gardener.
    Feiwel and Friends, 2010. 233 pages (978-0-312-37016-9) Ages 12-15
  • A current resident of Oregon state, S.A. Bodeen was born in Humbird.
  • Bowe, Julie, author. My Best Frenemy. (Friends for Keeps)
    Dial, 2010. 234 pages (978-0-8037-3501-9) Ages 7-11
  • Julie Bowe grew up in Luck, Wisconsin, and now lives near Eau Claire.
  • Byrne, Marlene F., author. Ghost in the Graveyard.
    Illustrated by Jesse Graber. (Project Play)
    BookMasters, 2010. 54 pages (978-0-9777135-4-7) Ages 7-10
  • A current resident of Chicago, Marlene Byrne grew up in Brillion and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
  • Chaconas, Dori, author. Cork & Fuzz: The Babysitters.
    Illustrated by Lisa McCue. Viking, 2010.
    32 pages (978-0-670-01200-8) Ages 5-7

  • Chaconas, Dori, author. Don't Slam the Door!
    Illustrated by Will Hillenbrand. Candlewick Press, 2010.
    32 pages (978-0-7636-3709-5) Ages 3-5
  • Dori Chaconas lives in Germantown.
  • Chou, Yih-Fen, author. Mimi Loves to Mimic.
    Illustrated by Chih-Yuan Chen. Heryin Books, 2010.
    24 pages (978-0-9787550-8-9) Ages 2-5

  • Chou, Yih-Fen, author. Mimi Says No.
    Illustrated by Chih-Yuan Chen. Heryin Books, 2010.
    24 pages (978-0-9787550--7-2) Ages 2-5
    Yih-Fen Chou received a Master's in Educational Psychology at the University of Wisconsin.
  • Chrustowski, Rick, illustrator. See Barbara Joosse below.
  • A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Rick Chrustowski lives in River Falls.
  • Clausen, Jean A., author/illustrator. Green Wise Kids.
    Contributing authors Michél C. Tigan and Lawrence E. Clausen.
    Beaver's Pond Press, 2010. 32 pages (978-1-59298-333-9) Ages 7-11
  • Jean Clausen lives in the St. Croix River Valley in Northwestern Wisconsin. She is a graduate of Marquette University.
  • Cohen, Sheila Terman, author. Gaylord Nelson: Champion for Our Earth.
    (Badger Biographies Series)
    Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2010. 109 pages (978-0-87020-443-2) Ages 8-12
  • Sheila Terman Cohen lives in Madison.
  • Coy, John, author. Eyes on the Goal.
    Feiwel and Friends, 2010. 164 pages (978-0-312-37330-6) Ages 9-12
  • John Coy lived in Eau Claire for many years. He currently lives in Minnesota.
  • Ehlert, Lois, author/illustrator. Lots of Spots.
    Beach Lane Books, 2010. 32 pages (978-1-4424-0289-8) Ages 3-8
  • 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.
  • Eulberg, Elizabeth, author. The Lonely Hearts Club.
    Point / Scbolastic, Inc., 2010. 290 pages (978-0-545-14031-7) Ages 13-16
  • Elizabeth Eulberg was born and raised in Portage. She now lives in New York City.
  • Fixmer, Elizabeth, author. Saint Training.
    ZonderKidz, 2010. 239 pages (978-0-310-72018-8) Ages 12-15
  • Elizabeth Fixmer lives in Madison.
  • Frazier, Sundee T., author. The Other Half of My Heart.
    Delacorte Press, 2010. 296 pages (978-0-385-73440-0) 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.
  • Gaiman, Neil, author. Instructions.
    Illustrated by Charles Vess.
    Harper / HarperCollins, 2010. 32 pages (978-0-06-196030-7) Ages 6-10
  • Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in northwest Wisconsin.
  • Gannon, Ned, illustrator. Time to Pray. Written by Maha Addasi.
    Boyds Mills Press, 2010. 32 pages (978-1-59078-611-6) Ages 4-8
  • Ned Gannon teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.
  • George, Lindsay Barrett, author/illustrator. Maggie's Ball.
    Greenwillow/HarperCollins, 2010. 32 pages (978-0-06-172166-3) Ages 2-5
  • Lindsay Barrett George received her Master of Fine Arts degree from UW-Madison in 1977. She lives in Pennsylvania.
  • Hautman, Pete, author. Blank Confession.
    Simon & Schuster, 2010. 170 pages (978-1-4169-1327-6) Age 13 and older.
  • Pete Hautman currently spends part of each year living on the shores of Lake Pepin in southwestern Wisconsin.
  • Heide, Florence Parry, and Roxanne Heide Pierce, authors. Always Listen to Your Mother.
    Illustrated by Kyle M. Stone. Disney / Hyperion, 2010. 32 pages (978-142311395-9) Ages 4-8

  • Heide, Florence Parry, author. Dillweed's Revenge: A Deadly Dose of Magic.
    Written by Florence Parry Heide with Roxanne Heide Pierce, David Fisher Parry, and Jeanne McReynolds Parry.
    Illustrated by Carson Ellis. Harcourt / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. 48 pages (978-0-15-206394-8) Ages 5-9
  • Florence Parry Heide lives in Kenosha.
  • Henkes, Kevin, author/illustrator. My Garden.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2010. 32 pages (978-0-06-171517-4) Ages 3-7
  • Kevin Henkes was born and raised in Racine. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and now lives in Madison.
  • Hoffman, Caroline, author. See Bob Kann below.
  • Caroline Hoffman, now retired, worked for the Wisconsin Council on Developmental Disabilities as a policy advocate. She has also lectured in the University of Wisconsin--Madison School of Social Work.
  • Houtman, Jacqueline, author. The Reinvention of Edison Thomas.
    Front Street, 2010. 189 pages (978-1-59078-708-3) Ages 9-12
  • Jacqueline Houtman earned a PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1996. She currently lives in Madison.
  • Jacobson, Andrew, author. The Familiars. Written by Adam Jay Epstein & Andrew Jacobson.
    Illustrated by Peter Chan and Kei Acedera.
    Harper / HarperCollins, 2010. 360 pages (978-0-06-196108-3) Ages 9-12
  • Andrew Jacobson grew up in Milwaukee and currently lives in Los Angeles.
  • Joosse, Barbara M., author. Friends (Mostly).
    Illustrated by Tomaso Milian.
    Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2010. 32 pages (978-0-06-088221-1) Ages 3-6

  • Joosse, Barbara M., author. Higgledy-Piggledy Chicks.
    Illustrated by Rick Chrustowski.
    Greenwillow Books / HarperCollins, 2010. 40 pages (978-0-06-075042-8) Ages 2-5

  • Joosse, Barbara M., author. Sleepover at Gramma's House.
    Illustrated by Jan Jutte.
    Philomel, 2010. 40 pages (978-0-399-25261-7) Ages 2-4
  • Barbara Joosse was born in Grafton, and has lived in Hartford, Wauwatosa, Madison and Wausau. She now lives in Cedarburg.
  • Kann, Bob, author. Cindy Bentley: Spirit of a Champion.
    Written by Bob Kann and Caroline Hoffman. (Badger Biography Series)
    Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2010. 88 pages (978-0-87020-456-2) Ages 9-12
  • 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.
  • Kehret, Peg, author. Ghost Dog Secrets.
    Dutton, 2010. 184 pages (978-0-525-42178-8) Ages 9-12
  • Pet Kehret was born in LaCrosse. She currently lives in Washington state.
  • Krull, Kathleen, author. The Brothers Kennedy: John, Robert, Edward.
    Illustrated by Amy June Bates.
    Simon & Schuster, 2010. 40 pages
    (978-1-4169-9158-8) Ages 6-10

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. Charles Darwin.
    (Giants of Science) Illustrated by Boris Kulikov.
    Viking, 2010. 144 pages
    (978-0-670-06335-2) Ages 8-12

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. Kubla Khan: The Emperor of Everything.
    Illustrated by Robert Byrd.
    Viking, 2010. 40 pages
    (978-0-670-01114-8) Ages 7-10

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. Lincoln Tells a Joke: How Laughter Saved the President (and the Country).
    Written by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer. Illustrated by Stacy Innerst.
    Harcourt / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. 32 pages
    (978-0-15-206639-0) Ages 5-10

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. Lives of the Pirates: Swashbucklers, Scoundrels (Neighbors Beware!)
    Illustrated by Kathryn Hewitt. Harcourt / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. 94 pages
    (978-0-15-205908-8) Ages 9-12
  • 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.
  • LaFaye, A., author. The Keening.
    Milkweed Editions, 2010. 167 pages (978-1-57131-694-3) Ages 12-15

  • LaFaye, A., author. Nissa's Place.
    Milkweed Editions, 2010. 230 pages (978-1-57131-697-4) Ages 11-14
  • Alexandra LaFaye was born in Hudson and grew up in Hammond. She currently lives in Arkansas.
  • Lakritz, Deborah, author. Say Hello, Lily. Illustrated by Martha Avilés.
    Kar-Ben, 2010. 32 pages (978-0-7613-4511-4) Ages 3-6
  • Deborah Lakritz lives in Milwaukee.
  • LaMarche, Jim, illustrator. The Sea of Sleep. Written by Warren Hanson.
    Scholastic Press, 2010. 24 pages (978-0-439-69735-4) Ages 3-6
  • Jim LaMarche grew up in Kewaskum and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Madison. He lives in Santa Cruz, California.
  • Leick, Bonnie, illustrator. Goodnight, Little Monster.
    Written by Helen Ketteman. Marshall Cavendish, 2010.
    24 pages (978-0-7614-5683-4) Ages 2-5
  • Bonnie Leick lives in Milwaukee.
  • Lewis, Josh, author. Super Chicken Nugget Boy and the Furious Fry.
    Illustrated by Douglas Holgate.
    Disney / Hyperion, 2010. 141 pages (978-1-4231-1492-5) Ages 8-11
  • Josh Lewis grew up in Madison, and currently lives in New York City.
  • Lichtenheld, Tom, author / illustrator. Bridget's Beret.
    Christy Ottaviano Books / Henry Holt, 2010.
    32 pages (978-0-8050-8775-8) Ages 4-8

  • Lichtenheld, Tom, illustrator. Shark Vs. Train.
    Written by Chris Barton. Little, Brown, 2010.
    32 pages (978-0-316-00762-7) Ages 4-8
  • A current resident of Chicago, Illinois, Tom Lichtenheld has lived in Racine and Madison. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
  • Lieck, Bonnie, illustrator. Alien Invaders.
    Written by Lynn Huggins-Cooper. Raven Tree Press, 2010.
    32 pages (978-0-9724973-9-8) Ages 3-7
  • A current resident of Milwaukee, Bonnie Lieck grew up on a farm in Stratford.
  • Macken, JoAnn Early, author. Waiting Out the Storm.
    Illustrated by Susan Gaber.
    Candlewick Press, 2010. 24 pages (978-0-7636-3378-3) Ages 4-8
  • JoAnn Early Macken lives in Shorewood.
  • Miller-Lachman, Lyn. Gringolandia.
    Curbstone Press, 2010. 279 pages (978-1-931896-49-8) Ages 13-16
  • A current resident of Albany, New York, Lyn Miller-Lachman attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Mitchard, Jacquelyn, author. Watch for Me by Moonlight: A Midnight Twins Novel.
    Razorbill, 2010. 283 pages (978-1-59514-277-1) Ages 12-15
  • Jacquelyn Mitchard lives in Dane County.
  • Morris, Gerald, author. The Legend of the King.
    (The Squire's Tales)
    Houghton Mifflin, 2010. 295 pages (978-0-547-14420-7) Ages 9-13
  • Gerald Morris lives in Wausau.
  • Moser, Lisa, author. Perfect Soup.
    Illustrated by Ben Mantle.
    Random House, 2010. 32 pages (978-0-375-86014-0) Ages 2-5
  • Lisa Moser lives in Grafton.
  • Newman, Jeff, author. The Boys.
    Simon & Schuster, 2010. 40 pages (978-1-4169-5012-7) Ages 4-8
  • Jeff Newman grew up in Ashland, Massachusetts. He now lives in Milwaukee.
  • Perkins, Lynne Rae, author. As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2010. 352 pages (978-0-06-187090-3) Ages 13-16
  • Lynne Rae Perkins received her MFA degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She currently lives in northern Michigan.
  • Peterson, Cris, author. Seed Soil Sun: Earth's Recipe for Food.
    Photographs by David R. Lundquist.
    Boyds Mills Press, 2010. 32 pages (978-1-59078-713-7) Ages 5-8
  • Cris Peterson lives in Grantsburg.
  • Pierce, Roxanne Heide, author. See Florence Parry Heide above.
  • Roxanne Heide Pierce lives in Muskego.
  • Renier, Aaron, author/illustrator. The Unsinkable Walker Bean.
    Colored by Alec Longstreth.
    First Second, 2010. 191 pages (978-1-59643-453-0) Ages 10-14
  • Aaron Renier grew up in Green Bay and attended art school in Milwaukee. He currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.
  • Roop, Peter and Connie Roop, authors. Tales of Famous Heroes.
    Illustrated by Rebecca Zomchek.
    Scholastic Reference / Scholastic, 2010. 106 pages (978-0-545-23750-5) 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.
  • Schindler, S. D., illustrator. Magnus Maximus, a Marvelous Measurer.
    Written by Kathleen T. Pelley. Farrar Straus Giroux, 2010. 32 pages (978-0-374-34725-3) Ages 5-9

  • Schindler, S. D., illustrator. The Tyrannosaurus Game.
    Written by Steven Kroll. Marshall Cavendish, 2010. 32 pages (978-0-7614-5603-2) Ages 4-8
  • S. D. Schindler is a native of Racine. He now lives in Philadelphia.

  • Schneider, Katherine, author. Your Treasure Hunt: Disabilities and Finding Your Gold.
    Beaver's Pond Press, 2010. 32 pages (978-1-59298-320-9) Ages 5-10
  • Katherine Schneider lives in Eau Claire.
  • Shannon, George, and Brunelle, Lynn, authors. Chicken Scratches: Poultry Poetry and Rooster Rhymes.
    Illustrated by Scott Menchin. Chronicle Books, 2010.
    24 pages (978-0-8118-6648-4) Ages 5-10
  • George Shannon is a former resident of Eau Claire. He now lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
  • Sheth, Kashmira, author. Boys Without Names.
    Balzer + Bray / HarperCollins, 2010. 316 pages (978-0-06-185760-7) Ages 9-13
  • Kashmira Sheth lives in Madison.
  • Stotts, Stuart, author. Lucius Fairchild: Civil War Hero.
    (Badger Biographies) Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2010. 104 pages
    (978-0-87020-460-9) Ages 9-12

  • Stotts, Stuart, author. We Shall Overcome: A Song That Changed the World.
    foreword by Pete Seeger. Illustrated by Terrance Cummings.
    Clarion Books / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2010. 72 pages (978-0-547-18210-0) Ages 10-14
  • Stuart Stotts lives just outside of Madison.
  • Sweetland, Robert L., illustrator. My Pal, Victor.
    Written by Diane Gonzales Bertrand.
    Raven Tree Press, 2010. 32 pages (978-1-934960-84-4) Ages 3-8
  • Robert Sweetland lived in Green Bay.
  • Whittenberg, Allison, author. Tutored.
    Delacorte Press, 2010. 180 pages (978-0-385-73869-9) Ages 13-16
  • Allison Whittenberg received an MA in English from the University of Wisconsin. She currently lives in Pennsylvania.
  • Wilder, Laura Ingalls, author. Little House on the Prairie. Revised full-color edition.
    Illustrated by Garth Williams.
    Harper / HarperCollins, 2010. 335 pages (978-00-06-195827-4) Ages 7-12
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder was born near Pepin in 1867.
  • Wiviott, Meg, author. Benno and the Night of Broken Glass.
    Illustrated by Josee Buisaillon.
    Kar-Ben Publishing, 2010. 32 pages (978-0-8225-9929-6) Ages 6-12
  • Meg Wiviott attended the University of Wisconsin. She currently lives in New Jersey.
  • Yoshikawa, Sachiko, illustrator. No T. Rex in the Library.
    Written by Toni Buzzeo.
    Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2010. 32 pages (978-1-4169-3927-6) Ages 3-6
  • Sachiko Yoshikawa lives in Milwaukee.

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