Lives in: North Oaks, MN
Author of: Children’s Fiction, Children’s Non-Fiction, and Picture Books
Age Group: 3-12
HUNGRY COYOTE by Cheryl Blackford, illustrated by Laurie Caple.
Minnesota Historical Society Press, May 2015.
Kirkus starred review.
Information and reviews can be found on my web site at: https://www.cherylblackford.com/hungry-coyote-information.html
Middle Grade Historical Fiction:
LIZZIE AND THE LOST BABY by Cheryl Blackford.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, Jan 2016.
Information and reviews can be found on my web site at: https://www.cherylblackford.com/lizzie-and-the-lost-baby-information.html
COUNTRY EXPLORERS: COLOMBIA. Lerner Publications, July 2011.
THIS BOOK IS TOP SECRET: A COLLECTION OF AWESOME MILITARY TRIVIA. Capstone Press, August 2012.
POWERFUL MUSCLE CARS (DREAM CARS). Capstone Press, February 2015.
FOSSIL HUNTER: HOW MARY ANNING CHANGED THE SCIENCE OF PREHISTORIC LIFE by Cheryl Blackford.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers, coming Jan 2021.
2015 Moonbeam Award for picture books
2015 Riverby Award, Honorable Mention
Cheryl Blackford is insatiably curious about the world and writes children’s books that reflect that curiosity. She is especially interested in engaging children with nature and encouraging them to develop their own curiosity. Cheryl earned a degree in Geology and taught elementary school in England before moving to the US. When she’s not writing children’s books, Cheryl enjoys hiking, gardening, eating, and reading.
Presentation Title & Description:
Cheryl Blackford has presented at schools, colleges, book festivals and educator conferences. She will tailor her presentations and workshops to your needs but typical examples are: “The author’s journey: The path from a childhood love of reading to a published book” and “Research, writing and revision: A discussion of the research and writing process with a focus on revision.”
More information can be found on her web site at: https://www.cherylblackford.com/school-visit-information.html
*Also available for virtual presentations via Skype or Zoom
Please contact the author for fee information and setting up a program to meet your needs.