Washington, Oregon, Alaska, northern Idaho, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota
Once Upon A Memory written by Nina Laden, illustrated by Renata Liwska
Nevada, Arizona, Utah, southern Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, New Mexico
Tea Rex written by Molly Idle
Zac and Mia written by AJ Betts
Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana
The Ballad of Jessie Pearl written by Shannon Hitchcock
Minnesota, Iowa, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Illinois, Michigan, Indiana, Ohio
Sophie’s Squash written by Pat Zietlow Miller
Sue breaking in here — this is actually a debut picture book by an author vs an author illustrator. Check it out if you too write but do not illustrate picture books.
Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Mass, Conn, Rhode Island
The Story of Fish & Snail written by Deborah Freedman
Chickosaurus Rex: author-Lenore Appelhans, illustrator-Daniel Jennewein
Crankenstein: author -Samantha Berger , illustrator- Dan Santat.
Me, again. An excellent choice for Santat fans.
Shine written by Candy Gourlay
Tie: I Dare You Not to Yawn written by Helene Boudreau and Skink on the Brink: author-Lisa Dalrymple, illustrator: Suzanne del Rizzo
Penn, Del, NJ, Wash DC, Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland
The Flame in the Mist written by Kit Grindstaff
Middle East, India, Asia
Bonkers! written by Natasha Sharmanatty
Mid south: Kansas, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kentucky, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama
The Thirteenth Sign written by Kristin Tubb
The Kite That Bridged Two Nations: Homan Walsh and the First Niagara Suspension Bridge written by Alexis O”Neill
You might recognize this author’s name. Like me, she is a former SCBWI Regional Advisor.
Army Camels: Texas Ships of the Desert written by Doris Fisher
Always thought this would make a great story. Can’t decide if I’m jazzed or bummed that she beat me to it. That said, my WIP (work-in-pile) is a fiction picture books so maybe there’s room for both. Requested it at the library already.