RHODE ISLAND AUTHORS AND ILLUSTRATORS
A sampling of the talented people writing and illustrating books for
young people in Rhode Island.
Alley, R.W. of Barrington has illustrated many books for young children.
School Isn’t Fair (author: Baehr)
The Know-Nothings (author: Spirn)
Old Winter (author: Richardson)
Avi is a popular and award winning children’s author who lived in Providence for several years before moving to Colorado in 1997.
The Bird, the Frog and the Light: A Fable
The Man Who Was Poe (set in Providence)
Nothing but the Truth
Romeo and Juliet- Together (and Alive!) at Last
Something Upstairs: A Tale of Ghosts (set in Providence.)
True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
Natalie Babbittof Providence is the author of several thoughtful books for children.
Eyes of the Amaryllis
Search for Delicious
Bub, or The Very Best Thing (picture book)
Mary Jane Begin is a talented picture book illustrator who lives in Providence.
Little Mouse’s Painting (author: Wolkstein)
Jeremy’s First Haircut (author: Girard)
Porcupine Mouse (author: Pryor)
Before I Go to Sleep (author: Hood)
Scott Corbett has written several mystery stories for children.
Here Lies The Body
The Disappearing Dog Trick
The Baseball Trick
Red Room Riddle
Linda Crotta-Brennan writes for children’s magazines and lives in Coventry.
Flannel Kisses (1997) her first book.
The Black Regiment of the American Revolution
Christopher Denise is an illustrator who attended Rhode Island School of Design and lives in Providence.
Fool of the World and the Flying Ship
The Great Redwall Feast
Emily Liskeris a Rhode Island School of Design graduate and lives in northern Rhode Island.
Strudel, Strudel, Strudel (author: Stanfield)
Just Rewards or Who is That Man in the Moon & What's He Doing Up There, Anyway? (author: Stanfield)
Lucinda Landon of North Scituate writes and illustrates a series of children’s mysteries featuring young detective.
Meg Mackintosh (detective series)
David Macaulay an award winning author and illustrator, has a studio in Warren and teaches at RISD.
Black and White
Motel of the Mysteries
The New Way Things Work
Why the Chicken Crossed the Road
Faith McNulty lives in South County, close to the animals and nature featured in books about her favorite creatures.
How Whales Walked into the Sea
Lady and the Spider
With Love From Koko
Virginia Scribner is a school librarian in South Kingstown.
Gopher Takes Heart
Gopher Draws Conclusions
Alison Smith, the author of middle grade fiction, lives in Harmony (Gloucester).
Come Away Home
Janet Taylor Lisle lives in the Tiverton area and is the author of middle grade fiction including:
Investigators of the Unknown series
Afternoon of the Elves (Newbery Honor book 1990)
Lost Flower Children
A Message from the Match Girl
The Art of Keeping Cool
Chris Van Allsburg of Providence has won the distinguished Caldecott Award twice.
Two Bad Ants
The Polar Express
Garden of Abdul Gasazi
Created by: Anne McLaughlin, Children’s Department Head