Renée Graef has illustrated over seventy books for children, including the Kirsten series in the American Girl collection and many of the My First Little House books by Laura Ingalls Wilder. She splits her time between Los Angeles and Milwaukee.
Sweet Home Alaska, by Carole Estby Dagg, is an exciting pioneering story, based on actual events, and introduces readers to a fascinating chapter in American history, when FDR set up a New Deal colony in Alaska to give loans and land to families struggling during
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
Annie Barrows is the author of many children's books, including the Ivy + Bean series and The Magic Half, as well as several books for adults, including the bestselling novel The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
Claudia Mills is the author of many chapter and middle-grade books, including 7 x 9=Trouble!; How Oliver Olson Changed the World; Kelsey Green, Reading Queen; and, most recently, Zero Tolerance.
Mills shares a wonderful list of her family's favorite books that feature girl protagonists—she encourages you
Margaret Stawowy is the star librarian of our second On the Shelf installment. Stawowy is a “reluctant reader” specialist, non-fiction enthusiast, and she utilizes her talents that life has provided, to inspire her library work and the children that enter the San Rafael Public Library. Read on and you’ll most likely discover a few books to match the reading flavor of the children in your life.