Age Groups


Available For


Contact form submissions will be sent directly to the author. For tracking purposes only, The Friends will also receive a copy.

Pamela Hill Nettleton

Pamela Hill Nettleton is an award-winning writer, editor, playwright, and author. She holds a doctorate in communication and women’s studies and teaches at the University of St. Thomas. Nettleton has 26 books in publication including a biography of Shakespeare and Students Write the Darnedest Things. More than 300 of her essays and features have appeared in magazines, newspapers, and websites, including Redbook, Sports Illustrated for Kids, Family Fun, Reader’s Digest magazines, Fine Gardening, Better Homes & Gardens, the Star Tribune, the Pioneer Press, Mpls/St. Paul Magazine, and Minnesota Monthly. She was editorial director of Minnesota Monthly, Midwest Home & Design, and Answers magazines.

Recent & Notable Works



Students Write the Darnedest Things (The Sager Group, 2023)

Danny Yukon & the Secrets of the Amazing Lamp (The Sager Group, 2014)

William Shakespeare, Playwright and Poet (Compass Point Books, 2005)

Let’s Get Along! Kids Talk About Tolerance (Picture Window Books, 2005)

Want to Play? Kids Talk About Friendliness (Picture Window Books, 2005)

Pitch In! Kids Talk About Cooperation (Picture Window Books, 2005)

Is That True? Kids Talk About Honesty (Picture Window Books, 2005)

May I Help You? Kids Talk About Caring (Picture Window Books, 2005)

Think, Think, Think: Learning About Your Brain (Picture Window Books, 2004)

Thump-Thump: Learning About Your Heart (Picture Window Books, 2004)

Breathe In, Breathe Out: Learning About Your Lungs (Picture Window Books, 2004)

Bend and Stretch: Learning About Your Bones & Muscles (Picture Window Books, 2004)

Gurgles and Growls: Learning About Your Stomach (Picture Window Books, 2004)

Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell: Learning About Your Five Senses (Picture Window Books, 2004)

Abraham Lincoln: Lawyer, President, Emancipator (Picture Window Books, 2004)

Pocahontas: Peacemaker and Friend to the Colonists (Picture Window Books, 2004)

Martin Luther King: Preacher, Freedom Fighter, Peacemaker (Picture Window Books, 2004)

George Washington: Farmer, Soldier, President (Picture Window Books, 2004)

Benjamin Franklin: Writer, Inventor, Statesman (Picture Window Books, 2004)

Sally Ride: Astronaut, Scientist, Teacher (Picture Window Books, 2004)

Disney/Family Guide to the Midwest (Disney, 2003)

Getting Married When It’s Not Your First Time (HarperCollins Quill, 2001)

Beginnings: Pregnancy, Birth, and Beyond (Allina, 1999)

ACCESS Guide to Minneapolis/St. Paul (HarperCollins, 1998)

Dating for Grownups (Macmillan, 1998)

Center for the Book COLOR LOGO