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Yaccarino, Dan.

Summary: The story of four generations of an Italian American jamily, beginning with an immigrant who came through Ellis Island with big dreams, a small shovel, and his parents' good advice: "Work hard, but remember to enjoy life, and never forget your family."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE YAC

De Paola, Tomie.

Summary: Children's author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school when he was a boy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 DEP

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FICTION DEPAO

De Paola, Tomie.

Summary: The author relates memories from his childhood, including his baby sister's illness, a trip to the beach with his cousins, and learning to read in first grade.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Putnam's 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DEP

Myers, Walter Dean

Summary: Biography of Walter Dean Myers which describes the details of his Harlem childhood in the 1940s and 1950s: a loving home life with his adopted parents, Bible school, street games, and the vitality of his neighborhood. Although Walter spent much of his time either getting into trouble or on the basketball court, secretly he was a voracious reader and an aspiring writer. But as his prospects for...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Playaway Digital Audio 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Playaway, Call number: PA 813.54 MYE

Denise, Anika

Summary: "From the author of MONSTER TRUCK and STARRING CARMEN comes a gorgeous and lyrical story about Pura Belpré, a Puerto Rican librarian who changed the world"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BEL

Conrad, Vicki

Summary: "A beautifully illustrated children's biography of Beverly Cleary, from her roots in Portland to her years as a librarian and an eventual children's book writer. The debut book in Little Bigfoot's new Growing to Greatness series of notable people from the Pacific Northwest"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Little Bigfoot, an imprint of Sasquatch Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 CLE

Anderson, William

Summary: Photographs and mementos accompany an account of the life and literary career of the author of the well-loved "Little House" books.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: HarperCollins 1998

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 Wilder

Spinelli, Jerry.

Summary: This Italian-American Newbery Medalist presents a humorous account of his childhood and youth in Norristown, Pennsylvania.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Knopf 1998

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 SPI

Shields, Charles J.

Summary: This biography tells the story of how Harper Lee struggled to become an author and created one of the most popular novels of the 20th century.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Henry Holt and Co. 2008

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: B LEE SHI

Engel, Dean

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Silver Moon Press 1995

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Ada, Alma Flor.

Summary: Told through the eyes of a child, this anthology of true autobiographical tales from Hispanic author and educator Alma Flor Ada presents inspiring reflections on a unique childhood spent on the island of Cuba.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD 921 ADA

Lowry, Lois.

Summary: Using family photographs and quotes from her books, the author provides glimpses into her life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1998

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 LOW

North, Sterling

Summary: The author recalls his carefree life in a small midwestern town at the close of World War I, and his adventures with his pet raccoon, Rascal.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Recorded Books 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Audiobooks, Call number: J CD NOR

Peet, Bill.

Summary: The well-known author and illustrator relates the story of his life and work.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Houghton Mifflin 1989

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PEE

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 921 PEE

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: The author describes some of the dogs that have had special places in his life, including his first dog, Snowball, in the Philippines; Dirk, who protected him from bullies; and Cookie, who saved his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bantam Doubleday Dell Books for Young Readers 1999

Copies Available at Woodmere

2 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC PAU

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: Gary Paulsen, author of Hatchet and other adventure novels, tells about his lifelong love of sailing, boats he has owned, and the storms, sharks, and peaceful lagoons he has experienced on his voyages.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 2001

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC Pauls

Sís, Peter

Summary: I was born at the beginning of it all, on the Red side - the Communist side - of the Iron Curtain. Through annotated illustrations, journals, maps, and dreamscapes, Peter Sis shows what life was like for a child who loved to draw, proudly wore the red scarf of a Young Pioneer, stood guard at the giant statue of Stalin, and believed whatever he was told to believe. But adolescence brought...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus, Giroux 2007

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 943.7040 SIS
1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 943.7040 SIS

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: J 943.7040 SIS

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Stacks, Call number: JB Sis Sis

Barnett, Mac

Summary: A picture book biography of the children's book author shares insights into her life and enduring literary influence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Balzer + Bray, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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Klimo, Kate.

Summary: "How Ted Geisel became Dr. Seuss"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2015

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1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR Purple Klimo 2016

Hill, Pamela Smith.

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "[E]xamines Wilder's tumultuous, but ultimately successful, professional and personal relationship with her daughter-the hidden editor-Rose Wilder Lane.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: South Dakota State Historical Society Press 2007

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DePaola, Tomie

Summary: Author-illustrator Tomie De Paola describes his experiences at home and in school in 1941 when he was a boy.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: G.P. Putnam's Sons 2003

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J FIC DEPAO

Paulsen, Gary.

Summary: The author describes some of the dogs that have had special places in his life, including his first dog, Snowball, in the Philippines; Dirk, who protected him from bullies; and Cookie, who saved his life.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Delacorte Press 1998

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 PAU

Krull, Kathleen.

Summary: "Traces the life of L. Frank Baum from his dreamy privileged childhood in mid-19th-century upstate New York through the many detours on his road to Oz. A failure as an actor, a breeder of prize chickens, a merchant in a wild west town, among other occupations, he finally made a success doing exactly what he had always loved to do: tell stories for children."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Alfred A. Knopf 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 921 BAU

Reef, Catherine.

Summary: Highlights the life and work of the American author known for such classics as "The Old Man and the Sea" and "A Farewell to Arms."

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Clarion Books 2009

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 813.52 REE