Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Craig Pierce  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILD Fiction



Illinois Connection

Pierce attended school in Mt. Carroll, IL and currently lives in Genoa, IL.

Biographical and Professional Information

Pierce has written four books in the American Dog series -- tales of working and rescued dogs for children 5-10 years old. Along with his gentle rescued racer (Honey), Craig travels to schools, libraries, bookstores and other gatherings to conduct programs for young learners and families.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- ''A Greyhound's Tale'' and ''A Labrador's Tale'' were selected as "Top 10 Pet Books for Kids" in a nationally syndicated Tribune Media Services column. ''A Labrador's Tale 2'' was named a 2007 Best Children's Book Finalist by the Dog Writers Association of America.