Children’s Picture Book

Writers of Children's Picture Books from Minnesota.


Annette Gagliardi

Annette Gagliardi is a poet whose work has appeared in literary journals in Canada, England, and the US. Her first full-length poetry collection, titled A Short Supply of Viability, was published through The Poetry Box. Gagliardi notices the intricate details of lives lived around her. She notices the dimensions of nature, time, and the human…

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Laura James

Born and raised in Minnesota, Laura James worked at the Twin Cities Public Television Station, creating, writing, and editing projects, until she followed her desire to write children’s fiction. The Addison books marry entertainment with education, capturing children’s attention, while promoting language skills development. The Addison stories also fall into the educational genre, with both…


Hudda Ibrahim

Hudda Ibrahim graduated from the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University, majoring in Conflict Resolution and English Literature. She went on to earn a Master’s degree in Conflict Resolution from the University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana. Her books include From Somalia to Snow, What Color is My Hijab?, and Lula Wants…


Karen Latchana Kenney

Karen Latchana Kenney is an Indian-Irish author and editor, born near the equator in Guyana, and raised far north in Minnesota. She’s lived in New Amsterdam, Toronto, Minneapolis, Dublin, Maynooth, Oregon, and Rhode Island, and visited many more places on far-flung adventures. She first got lost in books as a child and hoped one day…

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Lee Ann Landstrom

Lee Ann Landstrom has been an interpretive naturalist and environmental educator since 1980. She is retired from the directorship (27-years) of Eastman Nature Center with the Three Rivers Park District. She was also a youth class instructor at the Science Museum of Minnesota in Saint Paul for nearly 20 years. Landstrom has a B.A. in…


Edith Karras

Edith Marie Karras has been taking pictures for more than 30 years and has lived in Minneapolis since 1985. Over the decades she has participated in numerous art fairs and shows and currently is an artist member and board member of Vine Arts Center. Karras uses her photographs to create ceramic tiles, posters, scarves, canvas…


Crown Shepherd

Crown Shepherd is an author and reading advocate. She has dedicated her life to closing the illiteracy rate within the Black community. Shepherd believes if you can read, you can learn, if you can learn, you can grow, and if you can grow, you can be anything!


Michael Tisserand

Michael Tisserand’s books include the Eisner Award-winning biography Krazy: George Herriman, A Life in Black and White, an exploration of the “Krazy Kat” cartoonist and his life on the American color line. Other books include the ASCAP-Deems Taylor-winning The Kingdom of Zydeco, the Hurricane Katrina memoir Sugarcane Academy, and My Father When Young, a self-published…


Bridget Reistad

Bridget Reistad is an educator and librarian who has worked in K-12, public, and academic libraries for nearly 30 years. A licensed high school English instructor and K-12 Media Specialist, she engages audiences through customized presentations.


Nick Healy

Nick Healy writes fiction and nonfiction for adults and children. His short story collection, It Takes You Over, was a Friends of American Writers award winner and a finalist for a Minnesota Book Award in 2013. His stories have appeared in North American Review, Water~Stone Review, Speakeasy, Minnesota Monthly, Great River Review, and elsewhere. He…