Browsing: Arnold Lobel

My wife Rebecca and I have four sons, and as they grew up, bedtimes and long car trips and summer vacations were endlessly enriched by great writers and illustrators. Picking only five was tough, as our debt of gratitude extends to so many others as well.

Jude Watson is the New York Times bestselling author of multiple books in the international bestselling The 39 Clues series. In October 2013, Watson will kick-off The 39 Clues: Unstoppable, a new story arc in the phenomenally popular multi-platform series which has more than 16 million copies in print.

SUE FLIESS is the author of numerous books for children including Tons of Trucks and A Dress for Me! She’s also a freelance writer and a copywriter for a high-tech company, and lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, two sons, and a rescued Lab named Teddy. Her next Little Golden Book, How to Be a Pirate, will be published in Spring 2014.

Suzanne Williams is the author of over 40 books for children, from picture books and easy readers to chapter books and middle grade fiction series. Her picture book, Library Lil (illustrated by Steven Kellogg) won the New Mexico children’s choice award in 2000 and was on several other state award lists. Her newest series include the Goddess Girls series (ages 8-12) and the Heroes in Training series (ages 7-10) both co-written with Joan Holub.

Sherri Duskey Rinker is the mom of two energetic, inquisitive sons: one fascinated by bugs and magic, and the other by trucks and trains. She is the bestselling author of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Chronicle Books, 2011) and Steam Train, Dream Train (Chronicle Books, 2013). While preparing to move house, Sherri graciously took time out from packing to share five of her family’s favorite past-time books.