Book Category: Childrens Fiction: Picture Books. Chapter Books, Middle-Grade Novels
Age Group: 4-14
Time Sight, illus. by Vivien Mildenberger, Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books, 2019.
The Sign of the Cat, illus. by the author, Henry Holt/Christy Ottaviano Books, 2015.
Wild Water Magic, illus. by Brandon Dorman, Random House, 2014.
Grasshopper Magic, illus. by Brandon Dorman, Random House, 2014
Lawnmower Magic, illus. by Brandon Dorman, Random. House, 2012.
Emmy & the Rats in the Belfry, illus. by Jonathan Bean, Henry Holt, 2011.
Hamster Magic, illus. by Brandon Dorman, Random House, 2010.
The Secret of Zoom, Henry Holt, 2009.
Emmy & the Home for Troubled Girls, illus. by Jonathan Bean, Henry Holt, 2008.
Emmy & the Incredible Shrinking Rat, illus. by Jonathan Bean, Henry Holt, 2007.
Bravemole, illus. by the author, Putnam, 2002.
When Mommy Was Mad, illus. by Petra Mathers, Putnam, 2002.
Mom Pie, illus. by Petra Mathers, Putnam, 2001.
Let’s Play Rough! illus. by Ted Rand, Putnam, 2000.
It’s My Birthday, Too, illus. by Petra Mathers, Putnam, 1999.
I Need a Snake, Putnam, illus. by Petra Mathers, 1998
Mommy Go Away! illus. by Petra Mathers, Putnam, 1997.
Kids often have lofty dreams! At the same time, many want to give up at the first sign of difficulty. It’s helpful for them to hear—and see—that a person who succeeded only did so after many failures. And it’s fun for children to experience that difficult path vicariously, through behind-the-scenes stories about my own dreams, failures, and creative process in writing and illustrating books. I include a hands-on art lesson with each presentation which requires only a pencil and one sheet of paper, but gives students (and teachers!) the ability to draw faces better than they ever have before.
Time Sight: Starred reviews, Kirkus and Redeemed Reader, an Owlcrate Jr. pick for June 2019, a Lemuria First Editions Signed Book Club pick for July 2019, a Junior Library Guild Selection
Sign of the Cat: Starred reviews, Kirkus and VOYA, a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year, a VOYA Best Fantasy Book of the Year, a Junior Library Guild Selection, Judy Lopez Memorial Award 2016
Lawnmower Magic: a Bank Street College Best Book of the Year
Hamster Magic: Minnesota Book Award finalist, 2011
The Secret of Zoom: Starred Review, School Library Journal; a Junior Library Guild Selection; Best Books of 2009, School Library Journal
Emmy & the Home for Troubled Girls: A Smithsonian Notable Book; a Junior Library Guild Selection
Emmy & the Incredible Shrinking Rat: Winner of the Minnesota Book Award for Childrenʼs Literature. Starred reviews, Publishers Weekly, School Library Journal, Booklist. Recommended, Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books, Booklist Editors Choice. School Library Journal Best Books of 2007.
Bravemole: Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Platinum Award.
It’s My Birthday, Too: A Booklist Editor’s Choice. IRA-CBC Children’s Choice List. Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year, starred reviews, School Library Journal, Booklist, Sesame Street Parents.
I Need a Snake: Starred review, School Library Journal. Best Books of the Year, School Library Journal. Bank Street College Best Children’s Books of the Year. Nominated for Minnesota Book Award.
Mommy Go Away!: Starred reviews, Horn Book and Kirkus. Top Ten Books of the Year, Horn Book. Top Ten Picture Books of the Year, Minneapolis Star Tribune.
Author Day: Presentations are hour-long, age-appropriate talks for grades K-8, either large assemblies or small groups. I’ll do three talks a day, or three and a half if you need to add a shorter session for kindergartners.
Bookmaking Week: this week-long residency is for one grade level, usually 3-5 classes, and includes an assembly day for the rest of the school.
Other: Conference workshops and keynotes, teacher in-service, community library talks, and family day presentations are also available.
For more information: www.lynnejonell.com
Negotiable, subject to change. Contact Lynne Jonell for latest information: firstname.lastname@example.org.