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Wisconsin Authors and Illustrators

2018 Identification Record


Compiled by Merri V. Lindgren

Last updated: November 29, 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.
  • Camper, Cathy, author. Lowriders Blast from the Past. (Lowriders in Space, book 3)
    Illustrated by Raúl the Third.
    Chronicle, 2018. 123 pages (978-1-4521-6315-4) Ages 9-12
  • Cathy Camper was born in Madison. She now lives in Portland, Oregon.
  • 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.
  • Cleary, Teresa, author. Going Golfing.
    Illustrated by Babs Kihslinger.
    Orange Hat, 2018. 18 pages (978-1-948365-56-7) Ages 4-8
  • Teresa Cleary lives in the Three Lakes area.
  • Demuth, Patricia Brennan, author. We the People. (What Is the Constitution?)
    Penguin Workshop, 2018. 108 pages (978-1-5247-8611-3) Ages 6-9
  • A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Patricia Brennan Demuth lives in Evanston, Illinois.
  • 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.
  • Forbeck, Matt, author. Big Trouble. (Endless Quest)
    Candlewick, 2018. 121 pages (978-1-5362-0244-1) Ages 8-12

  • Forbeck, Matt, author. Escape the Underdark. (Endless Quest)
    Candlewick, 2018. 121 pages (978-1-5362-0065-2) Ages 8-12
  • Matt Forbeck lives in Beloit.
  • 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.
  • Hadnot-Walker, Brandon. See Dr. Shawn Robinson, below.
  • Brandon Hadnot-Walker is a Milwaukee native and graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He currently lives in Orlando, Florida.
  • 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.
  • Hyler, Lora L., author. The Stupendous Adventures of Mighty Marty Hayes.
    HenschelHAUS, 2018. 200 pages (978-15959588-0) Ages 8-12
  • Lora L. Hyler grew up in Racine and currently lives in Glendale.
  • Kaufman, Suzanne, illustrator. See Kate Narita, below.
  • Currently living in Seattle, Washington, Suzanne Kaufman grew up in Plymouth and 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.
  • Marquardt, Meg, author. Pioneers in E-Sports. (E-Sports Game On!)
    Norwood House Press, 2018. 48 pages (978-1-59953-964-5) Ages 7-10

  • Marquardt, Meg, author. Women in E-Sports. (E-Sports Game On!)
    Norwood House Press, 2018. 48 pages (978-1-59953-966-9) Ages 7-10
  • Meg Marquardt lives in Madison.
  • 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.
  • Mulcahy, William, author. Zach Stands Up.
    Illustrated by Darren McKee.
    Free Spirit, 2018. 31 pages (978-1-63198-293-4) Ages 5-8
  • William Mulcahy lives in Summit.
  • 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.
  • Qualey, Marsha, author. The Marvelous, Amazing, Pig-tastic Gracie La Roo.
    Illustrated by Kristyna Litten.
    Capstone Press, 2018. 127 pages (978-1-5158-1458-0) Ages 4-7
  • Marsha Qualey lives in Eau Claire.
  • 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.
  • Robinson, Dr. Shawn, and Inshirah Robinson, authors. Doctor Dyslexia Dude!.
    Illustrated by Brandon Hadnot.
    Ripon Printers, 2018. 32 pages (978-1-7323349-0-8) Ages 7-12
  • Dr. Shawn Robinson is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, DePaul University, and Cardinal Stritch University. He lives in Oshkosh.
    Inshirah Robinson holds a Bachelors of Science degree from the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh, where she is currently a graduate student. She lives in Oshkosh.
  • 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.
  • Swenson, Jamie A., author. A Fall Ball for All.
    Illustrated by Chiara Fedele.
    Millbrook Press, 2018. 32 pages (978-1-5124-9803-5) Ages 3-7
    Jamie Swenson lives in Janesville.
  • Usman, Kirsten, author. The Case of the Disappearing Amur Leopard. (Judge Birdie #1)
    Planet Protector, 2018. 122 pages (9781732475601) Ages 8-12
  • Kirsten Usman is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She lives in Cross Plains.
  • 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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