Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information


Pen Name: None

Genre: C:CHILDREN Fiction

Born: December 28, 1959 in Long Island, New York



Illinois Connection

Crimi resides in Evanston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Carolyn Crimi grew up on Long Island. received her B.A. from Lake Forest College in Art History and MFA from Vermont College in Writing for Children. In addition to writing books, Crimi also teaches adult education courses on writing for children, visits schools for ''Author Talks'', and writes stories and articles for children's textbooks and magazines.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library


-- """Lifetime Achievement Awards"""

-- *Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children, Illinois Reading Council, 2012


-- """Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies"""

-- *Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award

-- *Armadillo Reader's Choice Award

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013


-- """Pugs in a Bug"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council,

-- 2015


-- """Weird Little Robots"""

-- *ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2020