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General Information

Name:  Anne Whitford Paul  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: Evanston, Illinois

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Biographical and Professional Information

Ann Whitford Paul is a writer of children's picture books and early readers who published her first book, Owl at Night, in 1985.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Owl at night /
ISBN: 0356135128. OCLC Number:

Macdonald,. London :. 1987, ©1985.

Eight hands round :
ISBN: 0064434648. OCLC Number:

HarperCollins,. New York :. ©1991.

Introduces the letters of the alphabet with names of early American patchwork quilt patterns and explains the origins of the designs by describing the activity or occupation they derive from.

Shadows are about /
ISBN: 0590448439. OCLC Number:

Scholastic,. New York :. ©1992.

Shadows are alive, climbing, spinning, swooping, and stretching with everything around them during the bright sunny day but when night falls ... the shadows disappear.

Hello toes! Hello feet! /
ISBN: 0439045339. OCLC Number:

Scholastic Inc.,. New York :. 1999, ©1998.

A girl takes delight in all the things she and her feet do throughout the day.

Silly Sadie, silly Samuel /
ISBN: 0689816901. OCLC Number:

Ready-to-Read Aladdin Paperbacks,. New York :. 2001.

Although their actions sometimes seem silly to their sensible neighbor, Sadie and Samuel enjoy their nonsensical lives.

All by herself :
ISBN: 0152014772. OCLC Number:

Browndeer Press/Harcourt Brace,. San Diego :. ©1999.

Poems recount the stories of fourteen girls, some of whom later became famous, who performed acts of daring, determination, and heroic courage at a young age.

Everything to spend the night--from A to Z /
ISBN: 0789481863. OCLC Number:

DK Pub.,. New York :. 2001, ©1999.

While showing her grandfather all the things, from A to Z, that she has brought with her to spend the night, a little girl suddenly realizes that she forgot one important item.

Little monkey says good night /
ISBN: 0374346097. OCLC Number:

Melanie Kroupa Books,. New York :. 2003.

When Little Monkey says good night to the performers in the big top tent, he creates a circus act of his own.

Mañana Iguana /
ISBN: 0823419800. OCLC Number:

Holiday House,. New York :. ©2004.

Iguana, Conejo, Tortuga, and Culebra are excited about having a spring party, but only Iguana is willing to do any of the work. Includes a glossary of Spanish words used.

Writing picture books :
ISBN: 1582975566. OCLC Number:

Writer's Digest Books,. Cincinnati, Ohio :. ©2009.

Writing picture books is not easy. Picture books are a unique form of writing with a large audience of 2- to 8-year-olds, and they must appeal to both the adult purchaser and the child listener/reader. They are generally 32 pages long and must be tightly focused and told partly through illustrations. And novice picture book writers make a lot of mistakes--and get a lot of rejections from publishers flooded with inappropriate manuscripts. From this book these writers will learn the writing and revision process that will lead them to creating more salable picture book manuscripts.


Carl Sandburg Award for Literature

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