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2013 Identification Record


Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren

Last updated: August 23, 2017

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 2013 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 2013 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 2013 Identification Record supplements earlier annual CCBC print listings and includes those titles published and received to-date during 2013. New books will be added as we receive them.

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

  • Alberts, Scott, illustrator. See Heather Whittaker below.
  • Scott Alberts lives in Appleton.
  • Angus, Jennifer, author. In Search of Goliathus Hercules.
    Albert Whitman, 2013. 350 pages (978-0-8075-2990-4) Ages 12-15
  • Jennifer Angus lives in Madison.
  • Apps-Bodilly, Susan, author. One Room Schools: Stories from the Days of 1 Room, 1 Teacher, 8 Grades.
    Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2013. 145 pages (978-0-87020-615-3) Ages 7-12
  • Susan Apps-Bodilly lives in Madison.
  • Barrowman, Carole E., author. Bone Quill. (Hollow Earth series)
    Written by John Barrowman and Carole E. Barrowman.
    Aladdin, 2013. 287 pages (978-1-4424-8928-8) Ages 10-14
  • Carole E. Barrowman is a professor at Alverno College and a resident of the Milwaukee area.
  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Celebrating California.
    Illustrated by C. B. Canga.
    (Fifty States to Celebrate)
    Sandpiper / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 36 pages (978-0-547-98385-1) Ages 5-9

  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Celebrating Florida.
    Illustrated by C. B. Canga.
    (Fifty States to Celebrate)
    Sandpiper / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 36 pages (978-0-547-89698-4) Ages 5-9

  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Celebrating New York.
    Illustrated by C. B. Canga.
    (Fifty States to Celebrate)
    Sandpiper / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 36 pages (978-0-547-89781-3) Ages 5-9

  • Bauer, Marion Dane, author. Celebrating Texas.
    Illustrated by C. B. Canga.
    (Fifty States to Celebrate)
    Sandpiper / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013. 36 pages (978-0-547-98395-0) Ages 5-9
  • Marion Dane Bauer lived in Delafield and Waukesha; she currently lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.
  • Bick, Ilsa J., author. The Sin-Eater's Confession.
    Carolrhoda LAB, 2013. 290 pages (978-0-7613-5687-5) Age 14 and older
  • Ilsa J. Bick lives in a small town near Sheboygan.
  • Bodeen, S. A., author. The Fallout.
    Feiwel and Friends, 2013. 328 pages (978-0-312-65011-7) Age 14 and older
  • A current resident of Hudson, S.A. Bodeen grew up in Humbird.
  • Boyd, Aaron, illustrator. See Harold William Thorpe below.
  • Aaron Boyd lives in Milwaukee.
  • Donovan, Jane, author / illustrator. See Holly Trechter, below.
  • Jane Donovan grew up in southwestern Wisconsin and currently lives in Minnesota.
  • Farrey, Brian, author. The Shadowhand Covenant.
    (The Vengekeep Prophecies, Book Two)
    Illustrated by Brett Helquist.
    Harper / HarperCollins, 2013. 375 pages (978-0-06-204931-5) Ages 8-12.
  • Brian Farrey was born in Wisconsin and is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point. He currently lives in St. Paul.
  • Gaiman, Neil, author. Fortunately, the Milk.
    Illustrated by Skottie Young.
    Harper / HarperCollins, 2013. 101 pages (978-0-06-222407-1) Ages 7-12

  • Gaiman, Neil, author. The Silver Dream: An InterWorld Novel.
    Story by Neil Gaiman and Michael Reaves.
    Written by Michael Reaves and Mallory Reaves.
    HarperTeen / HarperCollins, 2013. 240 pages (978-0-06-206796-8) Ages 10-14
  • Originally from England, Neil Gaiman now lives in northwest Wisconsin.
  • Gowie, Brandie, author. Hungry Hearted Kids.
    By Raelynn Willis and Brandie Gowie, NMD.
    Morgan James, 2013. 46 pages (978-1-61448-801-9) Ages 4-8
  • A current resident of Flagstaff, Arizona, Brandie Gowie grew up in Sparta.
  • Halpern, Julie, author. The F-It List.
    Feiwel and Friends, 2013. 256 pages (978-1-250-02565-4) Age 14 and older.
  • A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Julie Halpern lives outside of Chicago.
  • Hautman, Pete, author. The Cydonian Pyramid.
    (The Klaatu Diskos, Book Two)
    Candlewick Press, 2013. 361 pages (978-0-7636-5404-7) Age 14 and older.
  • Pete Hautman currently spends part of each year living in Stockholm, Wisconsin.
  • Heide, Florence Parry, and Roxanne Heide Pierce, authors. Mystery at Blue Ridge Cemetery.
    (Spotlight Club Mysteries)
    Written by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce. Illustrated by Sophie Escabasse.
    Albert Whitman, 2013. 116 pages (978-0-8075-7695-3) Ages 7-10

  • Heide, Florence Parry, and Roxanne Heide Pierce, authors. Mystery of the Melting Snowman.
    (Spotlight Club Mysteries)
    Written by Florence Parry Heide and Roxanne Heide Pierce. Illustrated by Seymour Fleishman.
    Albert Whitman, 1974, 2013. 128 pages (978-0-8075-7705-9) Ages 7-10
  • Florence Parry Heide lived in Kenosha, and her daughter, Roxanne Heide Pierce, grew up there.
  • Henkes, Kevin, author/illustrator. Penny and Her Marble.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2013. 48 pages (978-0-06-208203-9) Ages 3-7

  • Henkes, Kevin, author. The Year of Billy Miller.
    Greenwillow / HarperCollins, 2013. 229 pages (978-0-06-226812-9) Ages 6-10
  • Kevin Henkes was born and raised in Racine. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison and now lives in Madison.
  • Hones, Don, author. On the Trail of Giants: Ig, Og, Ug, and Other Tales.
    (Book One of the Peregrine Way)
    Xlibris, 2013. 86 pages (978-1-4836-3832-4) Ages 8-12
  • Don Hones lives in Oshkosh.
  • Horjus, Anne, illustrator. Sleep.
    Written by Charles Anthony Silvestri.
    Acroterion Books, 2013. 32 pages (978-1480-35402-9) Ages 3-6
  • Anne Horjus lives in Baraboo.
  • Jacobson, Andrew, author. Starbounders.
    Written by Adam Jay Epstein and Andrew Jacobson.
    Harper/HarperCollins, 2013.
    304 pages (978-0-06-212022-9) Ages 8-12
  • Andrew Jacobson grew up in Milwaukee and now lives in Los Angeles, California.
  • Jenkins, Celeste, author. The Lost (and Found) Balloon.
    Illustrated by Maria Bogade.
    Aladdin, 2013. 32 pages (978-1-4424-6697-5) Ages 3-7
  • Celeste Jenkins lives in Madison.
  • Kelley, Jane, author. The Desperate Adventures of Zeno & Alya.
    Feiwel and Friends, 2013. 201 pages (978-1-250-02348-3) Ages 8-12
  • Jane Kelley lives in Mequon.
  • Klausmeier, Jesse, author. Open This Little Book.
    Illustrated by Suzy Lee.
    Chronicle, 2013. 32 pages (978-0-8118-6783-2) Ages 3-7
  • Born and raised in Madison, Jesse Klausmeier currently lives in New York City.
  • Krull, Kathleen, author. The Beatles Were Fab (and They Were Funny).
    Written by Kathleen Krull and Paul Brewer. Illustrated by Stacy Innerst.
    Harcourt, 2013. 32 pages (978-0-547-50991-4) Ages 5-10

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. Benjamin Franklin.
    (Giants of Science) Illustrated by Boris Kulikov.
    Viking, 2013. 121 pages (978-0-670-01287-9) Ages 5-10

  • Krull, Kathleen, author. Louisa May's Battle: How the Civil War Led to Little Women.
    Illustrated by Carlyn Beccia.
    Walker / Bloomsbury, 2013. 40 pages (978-0-8027-9668-4) Ages 5-10
  • 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.
  • LaMarche, Jim, illustrator. Ivy Takes Care.
    Written by Rosemary Wells.
    Candlewick Press, 2013. 199 pages (978-0-7636-5352-1) Ages 8-12

  • LaMarche, Jim, illustrator. A Single Pearl.
    Written by Donna Jo Napoli.
    Disney / Hyperion, 2013. 32 pages (978-1-4231-4557-8) Ages 4-8
    Jim LaMarche grew up in Kewaskum and now lives in Santa Cruz, California.
  • Lichtenheld, Tom, illustrator. Exclamation Mark.
    Written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal.
    Scholastic Press, 2013.
    48 pages (978-0-545-43679-3) Ages 4-8

  • Lichtenheld, Tom, illustrator. Sing.
    Lyrics and Music by Joe Raposo.
    Christy Ottaviano Books / Henry Holt, 2013.
    32 pages (978-0-8050-9071-0) Ages 2-6

  • Lichtenheld, Tom, illustrator. Steam Train, Dream Train.
    Written by Sherri Duskey Rinker.
    Chronicle, 2013.
    32 pages (978-1-4521-0920-6) Ages 3-6
  • A current resident of Chicago, Illinois, Tom Lichtenheld has lived in Racine and Madison. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
  • Loew, Patty, author. Indian Nations of Wisconsin: Histories of Endurance and Renewal, 2nd edition.
    Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2013.
    222 pages (978-0-87020-503-3) Age 10 and older/dd>
  • Patty Loew lives in Madison.
  • Malone, Bobbie, author. Great Ships on the Great Lakes: A Maritime History.
    Written by Catherine M. Green, Jefferson J. Gray, and Bobbie Malone.
    Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2013.
    136 pages (978-0-87020-582-8) Ages 8-12
  • Bobbie Malone works for the Wisconsin State Historical Society.
  • Manger, Barabara, and Janine Smith, authors. Mary Nohl: A Lifetime in Art.
    (Badger Biographies Series)
    Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2013. 126 pages (978-0-87020-577-4) Ages 8-12
  • Barbara Manger lives in the Milwaukee area.
  • Maurer, Paul, author. Touched.
    New Libri Press, 2013. 212 pages (978-1-61469-035-1) Age 14 and older
  • Paul Maurer lives in Oak Creek.
  • Miller, Pat Zietlow, author. Sophie's Squash.
    Illustrated by Anne Wilsdorf.
    Schwartz & Wade, 2013. 32 pages (978-0-307-97896-7) Ages 3-7
  • Pat Zietlow Miller lives in Madison.
  • Moser, Elise, author. Lily and Taylor.
    Groundwood Books / House of Anansi Press, 2013. 187 pages (978-1-55498-334-6) Age 14 and older
  • Elise Moser lives in Sauk City and Montreal, Canada.
  • Moser, Lisa, author. Cowboy Boyd and Mighty Calliope.
    Illustrated by Sebastian Van Doninck.
    Random House, 2013. 32 pages (978-0-375-87056-9) Ages 3-6

  • Moser, Lisa, author. Squirrel's Fun Day.
    Illustrated by Valeri Gorbachev.
    Candlewick Press, 2013. 44 pages (978-0-7636-5726-0) Ages 4-7
  • Lisa Moser lives in Grafton.
  • Newman, Jeff, illustrator. Phoebe & Digger.
    Written by Tricia Springstubb.
    Candlewick Press, 2013. 32 pages (978-0-7636-5281-4) Ages 2-5
  • Jeff Newman lives in Milwaukee.
  • Rash, Andy, illustrator. Sea Monster and the Bossy Fish.
    Written by Kate Messner.
    Chronicle, 2013. 32 pages (978-1-4521-1253-4) Ages 4-8
  • Andy Rash lives in Milwaukee.
  • Richards, Michael, author. How Plover Bird Came to Clean Crocodile's Teeth.
    Illustrated by David Wolobah.
    Michael Richards, 2013. 32 pages (978-1-4675-6671-1) Ages 4-8
  • Michael Richards received his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently lives in Houston, Texas.
  • Roux, Madeleine, author. Asylum.
    Harper, 2013. 313 pages (978-0-06-222096-7) Age 14 and older
  • Madeleine Roux is a graduate of Beloit College. She currently lives in California.
  • Roth, Susan L., author/illustrator. Parrots Over Puerto Rico.
    Written by Susan L. Roth and Cindy Trumbore. Illustrated by Susan L. Roth.
    Lee & Low, 2013. 40 pages (978-1-62014-004-8) Ages 5-9
  • Susan Roth spent part of her childhood in Madison. She currently lives in New York City.
  • Schindler, S. D., author/illustrator. Spike & Ike Take a Hike.
    Nancy Paulsen Books / Penguin Group, 2013. 32 pages (978-0-399-24495-7) Ages 2-6
  • S. D. Schindler is a native of Racine. He now lives in Philadelphia.

  • Shannon, George, author. Turkey Tot.
    Illustrated by Jennifer K. Mann.
    Holiday House, 2013. 32 pages (978-0-8234-2379-8) Ages 3-6

  • Shannon, George, author. A Very Witchy Spelling Bee.
    Illustrated by Mark Fearing. Harcourt / Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
    32 pages (978-0-15-206696-3) Ages 4-8

  • Shannon, George, author. Who Put the Cookies in the Cookie Jar?
    Illustrated by Julie Paschkis. Henry Holt, 2013.
    32 pages (978-0-8050-9197-7) Ages 2-6
    George Shannon is a former resident of Eau Claire. He now lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington.
  • Sheth, Kashmira, author. Tiger in My Soup.
    Illustrated by Jeffrey Ebbeler.
    Peachtree, 2013. 32 pages (978-1-56145-696-3) Ages 3-6
  • Kashmira Sheth lives in Madison.
  • Smith, Janine, author. See Barbara Manger above.
  • Janine Smith lives in Fox Point.
  • Smith, Donna L., author. Like Sheep.
    Illustrated by Gary J. Smith.
    Leroy Images, 2013. 102 pages (978-0615927503) Ages 8-12
  • Donna L. (Smith) Briesemeister lives on Washington Island.
  • Stewig, John Warren, author. Nobody Asked the Pea.
    Illustrated by Cornelius Van Wright.
    Holiday House, 2013. 32 pages (978-0-8234-2224-1) Ages 5-9
  • The founder and director of the Center for Children's Literature at Carthage College in Kenosha, John Warren Stewig lives in Milwaukee.
  • Stotts, Stuart, author. Father Groppi: Marching for Civil Rights.
    (Badger Biographies Series)
    Wisconsin Historical Society Press, 2013. 144 pages (978-0-87020-575-0) Ages 8-12
  • Stuart Stotts lives just outside of Madison.
  • Swenson, Jamie A., author. Boom! Boom! Boom!
    Illustrated by David Walker.
    Farrar Straus Giroux, 2013. 32 pages (978-0-374-30868-1 Ages 3-6
  • Jamie Swenson was raised and currently lives in Janesville.
  • Thomas, Chrisa, author. Checkmate.
    Chrisa Thomas, 2013. 255 pages (978-1479207817) Age 12 and older
  • Chrisa Thomas lives in Cross Plains.
  • Thomson, Sarah L., author. Ancient Animals: Terror Bird.
    Illustrated by Andrew Plant.
    Charlesbridge, 2013. 32 pages (978-1-58089-398-5) Ages 5-9

  • Thomson, Sarah L., author. Cub's Big World.
    Illustrated by Joe Cepeda.
    Harcourt, 2013. 32 pages (978-0-544-05739-5) Ages 3-6
  • Sarah L. Thomson lived in Madison as a child. She currently lives in Portland, Maine.
  • Thorpe, Harold William, author. Wyatt's Woods.
    Illustrated by Aaron Boyd.
    Little Creek Press, 2013. 135 pages (pbk. 978-0-9896431-3-9) Ages 8-12
  • A graduate of the University of Wisconsin--Platteville, Harold William Thorpe has homes in Door County and Butte des Morts.
  • Timberlake, Amy, author. One Came Home.
    Knopf, 2013. 257 pages (978-0-375-86925-9) Ages 12-15
  • Amy Timberlake grew up in Hudson. She currently lives in Chicago.
  • Trechter, Holly, author. Esme Dooley.
    Written and illustrated by Jane Donovan.
    Sky Candle Press, 2013. 416 pages (978-1-939360-03-8) Ages 8-12
  • Holly Trechter lives in western Wisconsin.
  • Valiant, Kristi, author/illustrator. Penguin Cha-Cha.
    Random House, 2013. 32 pages (978-0-375-87072-9) Ages 3-6
  • A current resident of Indiana, Kristi Valiant grew up in Fond du Lac.
  • Vamos, Samantha R., author. Alphabet Trucks.
    Illustrated by Ryan O'Rourke.
    Charlesbridge, 2013. 32 pages (978-1-58089-428-9) Ages 3-6
  • Samantha Vamos was born in Madison. She currently resides in Washington state.
  • Wheeler, Eliza, illustrator. Doll Bones.
    Written by Holly Black.
    Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2013. 244 pages (978-1-4169-6398-1) Ages 3-6
  • Eliza Wheeler grew up in northern Wisconsin and graduated from the University of Wisconsin - Stout.
  • Whittaker, Heather, author. A Different Little Doggy.
    Illustrated by Scott Alberts.
    Pen-Tech Professional, 2013. 28 pages (978-0-9820962-2-2) Ages 4-8
  • Born in Fond du Lac, Heather Whittaker currently resides in New London. She is a graduate of Marian University.
  • Zinn, Bridget, author. Poison.
    Hyperion, 2013. 276 pages (978-142313993-5) Ages 12-16
  • Bridget Zinn grew up in northern Wisconsin and was a graduate of the School of Library and Information Studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

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