Award-winning author Janet Lawler writes fiction and nonfiction for children.
She loves how words make music, and she appreciates the wonderful way illustrators create new directions and added depth for her stories. Her books have appeared in the Scholastic Book Clubs and the Children’s Book of the Month Club. Translations of her work include editions in Spanish, Japanese, Hebrew, Korean, Arabic, French, Italian, and Indonesian. Janet’s published fiction picture books include Kindergarten Hat (Little Bee; illustrated by Bright Agency artist Geraldine Rodriguez), Good Night, Little Engine (Grosset & Dunlap), Fright School (Albert Whitman), Mirabel’s Missing Valentine’s (Sterling), and Winter Cats (Albert Whitman). Janet shares a deep love of the natural world in her nonfiction books that include National Geographic’s Rainforest Colors and Ocean Counting (named an Outstanding Science Trade Book by the National Science Teachers’ Association), Leaves and Shells (Jumping Jack Press pop-ups), and WALRUS SONG (Candlewick).