Steve Layne

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General Information

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Name: Steve Layne

Pen Name: Steven L. Layne

Born: 1965 in Crawfordsville, Indiana


Email: N/A

Illinois Connection

Steve lives in St. Charles, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Steve is an associate professor of education and literature at Judson University in Elgin, Illinois.

Published Works

  • Thomas` Sheep and the Great Geography Test, Pelican Publishing Company, 1998
  • The Teachers` Night Before Christmas, Pelican Publishing Company, 2001
  • My Brother Dan`s Delicious, Pelican Publishing Company, 2003
  • This Side of Paradise, Pelican Publishing Company, 2003
  • Life`s Literacy Lessons, Pelican Publishing Company, 2003
  • Thomas`s Sheep and the Spectacular Science Project, Pelican Publishing Company, 2004
  • Verses for Dad`s Heart, Pelican Publishing Company, 2004
  • The Principlal`s Night Before Christmas, Pelican Publishing Company, 2004
  • Verses for Mom`s Heart, Pelican Publishing Company, 2005
  • T is for Teacher, Pelican Publishing Company, 2005 - written with Deborah Dover Layne
  • Over Land and Sea, Pelican Publishing Company, 2005
  • Preacher’s Night Before Christmas, Pelican Publishing Company, 2006
  • Love the Baby, Pelican Publishing Company, 2007
  • Mergers,Pelican Publishing Company, 2007
  • P Is for Princess: A Royal Alphabet, Sleeping Bear Press, 2007 - written with Deborah Dover Layne
  • Number 1 Teacher: A School Counting Book, Sleeping Bear Press, 2008 - written with Deborah Dover Layne
  • Igniting a Passion for Reading: Successful Strategies for Building Lifetime Readers, Stenhouse Publishers, 2009
  • W is for Windy City: A Chicago City Alphabet, Sleeping Bear Press, 2010 - written with Deborah Dover Layne
  • Paradise Lost, Pelican Publishing Company, 2011
  • Stay With Sister, Pelican Publishing Company, 2012

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Verses for Dad's Heart

ISBN: 1589801458
Release Date: 2004-02-29

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Over Land and Sea: A Story of International Adoption

ISBN: 1589801822
Release Date: 2005-02-28

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ISBN: 1589805380
Release Date: 2007-09-27

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Literary Awards

  • IRA Young Adult Choice
  • Hal Clement Award - Best U.S. Science Fiction Novel for Teens
  • IRA/CBC Children's Choice
  • Learning Magazine Teacher's Choice Award

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact: Ann Wilson @ 1-888-696-6563 or at

External Links

Steve Layne on WorldCat

Steve Layne on Amazon


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