Minnesota Authors and Illustrators

A directory of Minnesota authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults, who present programs in libraries, schools, and community agencies.


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Category - Picture Books

To be listed on this site you must meet the following qualifications:

  • Located in Minnesota
  • Published author or illustrator of children's and/or young adult's books
    (Note: Vanity and/or self-publishing is not sufficient to be included.)
  • Be willing to present to libraries, schools, community agencies, conferences, etc.

If you meet these qualifications, please feel free to submit your information for consideration.

Note: Listings are published at Metronet's discretion. Contact us with questions.

Last Name, First Name
Amundson, Susan
Bauer, Marion Dane
Bauer, Patricia
Brooks, Erik
Bullard, Lisa
Carlson, Nancy
Casanova, Mary
Chall, Marsha
Chmielarz, Sharon
Coy, John
DeGezelle, Terri
Dokas, Dara
Edwards, Michelle
Franklin, Kristine
Frasier, Debra
Fredrickson, Gordon W.
Fulton, Bob
Gammell, Stephen
Geister, David
Gustafson, Angela
Harbo, Gary
Hartman, Carrie
Haynes, Max
Jacobson, Ryan
Jonell, Lynne
LaRochelle, David
Latimer, Jim
Levin, Bridget
Loewen, Nancy
Lucente, Kelly
Mader, Patrick
Mangal, Melina
Maurer, Tracy Nelson
McCabe, Schelli
McLerran, Alice
Monk, Isabell
Murray-Gibson, Lynnette
Nelson, Nan Ferring
Oeltjenbruns, Joni
Olofsdotter, Marie
Osofsky, Audrey
Peters, Lisa Westberg
Preus, Margi
Rettmer, Georgia
Riley, Lehman
Root, Phyllis
Rosinsky, Natalie M.
Salas, Laura Purdie
Shaskan, Stephen
Shofner, Shawndra
Sommerdorf, Norma
Stringer, Lauren
Swain, Gwenyth
Swanson, Susan Marie
Wargin, Kathy-jo
Warren, Sarah
Weidt, Maryann N.
Wohnoutka, Mike
Zachel, Gretchen

About the Project

The Minnesota Authors and Illustrators project updates the inventory of Minnesota writer resources Authors and Illustrators as Program Resources: Minnesota Creators of Juvenile Books by Doris Pagel. This book has been a major educational resource for teachers around the state who want to get published authors and illustrators into their classrooms. The Minnesota Authors and Illustrators project was funded by a grant from the federal Library Services and Technology Act.

This Authors and Illustrators database serves to make librarians, teachers, and other community leaders aware of authors and illustrators of books for children and young adults, who present programs in libraries, schools, and community agencies, as well as speak at conferences. Each author/illustrator provided the information that appears under each of the headings. We are indebted to Doris Pagel who originally collected and published information on Minnesota Authors and Illustrators in the first two editions of her book in 1991 and 1997.