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Children's Books by
Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators

2018 Identification Record


Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren

Last updated: July 2, 2018

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 2018 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 2018 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 2018 Identification Record supplements earlier annual CCBC print listings and includes those titles published and received to-date during 2018. New books will be added as we receive them.

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

  • Behrens, Rebecca, author. The Last Grand Adventure.
    U.S. edition: Aladdin, 2018. 321 pages (978-1-4814-9692-6) Ages 8-12
  • Rebecca Behrens grew up in Madison and now lives in New York City.
  • Chan, Crystal, author. All That I Can Fix.
    Simon Pulse, 2018. 314 pages (978-1-5344-0888-3) Age 13 and older
  • A current resident of Chicago, Illinois, Crystal Chan graduated from Oshkosh West High School and went to Lawrence University.
  • Dicmas, Courtney, author/illustrator. Lemur Dreamer.
    U.S. edition: Kane Miller, 2018. 32 pages (978-1-61067-767-7) Ages 3-6
  • Courtney Dicmas grew up in Wisconsin near Lake Geneva. She now lives in the Madison area.
  • Gowey, Dr. Brandie, NMD, author/illustrator. Rising Hearts.
    DR. DNA Press, 2018. 27 pages (978-0-9861850-7-6) Ages 4-8
  • Dr. Brandie Gowey, NMD, is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. A former resident of Sparta, she currently lives in Flagstaff, Arizona.
  • Gowey, Christine Ann, and Dr. Brandie Gowey, NMD, authors. Mother Grace.
    Illustrated by Dr. Brandie Gowey, NMD.
    DR. DNA Press, 2018. 20 pages (978-0-9861850-3-8) Ages 4-8
  • Christine Ann Gowey is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Sparta.
    See Dr. Brandie Gowey, NMD, above.
  • Halfmann, Janet, author. Midnight Teacher: Lilly Ann Granderson and Her Secret School.
    Illustrated by London Ladd.
    Lee & Low, 2018. 40 pages (978-1-62014-163-2) Ages 6-10
  • Janet Halfmann lives in South Milwaukee.
  • Kaufman, Suzanne, illustrator. See Kate Narita, below.
  • Currently living in Seattle, Washington, Suzanne Kaufman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
  • Krull, Kathleen, author. No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
    Illustrated by Nancy Zhang.
    Harper, 2018. 48 pages (978-0-06-256011-7) Ages 6-10
  • A graduate of Lawrence University, Kathleen Krull worked for Raintree Publishers in Milwaukee and Western Publishing in Racine in the 1970s. She now lives in San Diego.
  • Lamb, Sean, author. Z Goes First.
    Illustrated by Mike Perry.
    Imprint, 2018. 24 pages (978-1-250-12395-4) Ages 4-8
  • A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse, Sean Lamb lives in Milwaukee.
  • McCullough, Kelly, author. Magic, Madness, and Mischief.
    Feiwel and Friends / Macmillan, 2018. 282 pages (978-1-250-10783-1) Ages 10-14
  • Kelly McCullough lives in Menomonie.
  • Narita, Kate, author. 100 Bugs! A Counting Book.
    Illustrated by Suzanne Kaufman.
    Farrar Straus Giroux, 2018. 32 pages (978-0-374-30631-1) Ages 3-6
  • Kate Narita is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She currently lives in central Massachusetts.
  • Paul, Baptiste, author. The Field.
    Illustrated by Jacqueline Alcántara.
    NorthSouth, 2018. 24 pages (978-0-7358-4312-7) Ages 3-7
  • Baptiste Paul was born and raised in the West Indies. He currently lives in Green Bay.
  • Schindler, S. D., illustrator. Abraham Lincoln's Dueling Words.
    Written by Donna Janell Bowman.
    Peachtree, 2018. 32 pages (978-1-56145-852-3) Ages 6-10
  • S. D. Schindler is a native of Racine. He currently lives in Philadelphia.
  • Sutton, Patricia, author. Capsized! The Forgotten Story of the SS Eastland Disaster.
    Chicago Review Press, 2018. 174 pages (978-1-61373-943-3) Age 10 and older
  • Patricia Sutton taught elementary/middle school in the Chicago suburbs and now lives in Madison.
  • Wheeler, Eliza, illustrator. Cody and the Heart of a Champion.
    Written by Tricia Springstubb.
    Candlewick Press, 2018. 151 pages (978-0-7636-7921-7) Ages 9-12

  • Wheeler, Eliza, illustrator. Fairy Spell: How Two Girls Convinced the World That Fairies Are Real.
    Written by Marc Tyler Nobelman.
    Clarion, 2018. 40 pages (978-0-544-69948-9) Ages 5-10
  • Eliza Wheeler grew up in Northern Wisconsin and currently lives near Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Williamson, Sarah, author. Let's Go!
    Alfred A. Knopf, 2018. 32 pages (978-1-5247-0068-3) Ages 2-5
  • Sarah Williamson graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She now lives in New York City.

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