Amy Krause Rosenthal

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General Information

Name: Amy Krause Rosenthal

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction

Born: April 29, 1965, in Chicago

Died: March 13, 2017, in Chicago


Website: http://www.whoisamy.com/



Illinois Connection

Rosenthal was a native Chicagoan.

Biographical and Professional Information

Amy Krause Rosenthal was a prolific award-winning author with more than 40 titles for children and adults to her credit. At the time of her death, she had written seven additional books which will be forthcoming. A number of Rosenthal’s children’s books were New York Times bestsellers.

Published Works

  • Little Oink, Chronicle Books, 2017
  • On the Spot: Countless Funny Stories, Random House, 2017 - written with Lea Redmond
  • That's Me Loving You, Random House, 2016
  • Holy Cow, I Sure Do Love You!: A Little Book That's Oddly Moo-ving, Abrams, 2016 - Illustrated by Illinois author/illustrator, Tom Lichtenheld
  • Friendshape, Scholastic, 2015 - Illustrated by Illinois author/illustrator, Tom Lichtenheld
  • I Wish You More, chronicle Books, 2015 - Illustrated by Illinois author/illustrator, Tom Lichtenheld
  • Little Miss, Big Sis, HarperCollins, 2015
  • A Week in the Life of Me, Chronicle Books, 2015
  • Highlights of Your Life, Potter Style, 2014
  • Uni the Unicorn, Random House, 2014
  • Exclamation Mark, Scholastic Press, 2013 - Illustrated by Illinois author/illustrator, Tom Lichtenheld
  • I Scream! Ice Cream!: A Book of Wordles, Chronicle Books, 2013
  • Wumbers, Chronicle Books , 2012 - Illustrated by Illinois author/illustrator, Tom Lichtenheld
  • Chopsticks, Hyperion Book, 2012
  • Al Pha's Bet, Putnam, 2011
  • This Plus That: Life's Little Equations, HarperCollins, 2011
  • Plant A Kiss, HarperCollins, 2011 - Spanish edition available
  • The Wonder Book, HarperCollins, 2010
  • Bedtime for Mommy, Bloomsbury, 2010
  • One Smart Cookie: Bite-Size Lessons for the School Years and Beyond, HarperCollins, 2010
  • My Baby Book: A Keepsake Journal, Potter Style, 2010
  • The Grandparent Book: A Keepsake Journal, Potter Style, 2009
  • The Big Sibling Book: Baby's First Year According to ME, Potter Style, 2009
  • Little Oink, Chronicle, 2009
  • Sugar Cookies: Sweet Little Lessons on Love, HarperCollins, 2009
  • Spoon, Hyperion, 2009
  • Duck! Rabbit!, Chronicle, 2009 - Illustrated by Illinois author/illustrator, Tom Lichtenheld
  • Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons, HarperCollins, 2009
  • Yes Day!, HarperCollins, 2009 - Illustrated by Illinois author/illustrator, Tom Lichtenheld
  • Christmas Cookies: Bite-Size Holiday Lessons, HarperCollins, 2008
  • It's Not Fair!, HarperCollins, 2008 - Illustrated by Illinois author/illustrator, Tom Lichtenheld
  • Words to Remember: A Journal for Your Child's Sweet and Amusing Sayings, Potter Style, 2008
  • Your Birthday Book: A Keepsake Journal, Potter Style, 2007
  • The OK Book, HarperCollins, 2007 - Illustrated by Illinois author/illustrator, Tom Lichtenheld
  • Little Hoot, Chronicle, 2007
  • One of Those Days, Putnam Juvenile, 2006
  • The Belly Book: A Nine-Month Journal for You and Your Growing Belly, Potter Style, 2006
  • Encylopedia of a Normal Life, Broadway, 2005
  • Little Pea, Chronicle, 2005
  • The Mother's Guide to the Meaning of Life: What I'Ve Learned in My Never-Ending Quest to Become a Dalai Mama, Hallmark, 2001
  • The Mother's Guide to the Meaning of Life: What Being a Mom Has Taught Me About Resiliency, *Guilt, Acceptance, and Love, Sky Horse, 2001
  • The Same Phrase Describes My Marriage and My Breasts: Before the Kids, They Used to Be Such a Cute Couple, Andrews McMeel, 1999
  • The Book of Eleven: An Itemized Collection of Brain Lint, Andrews McMeel, 1998

Titles at Your Library

Little Oink

ISBN: 1452153191
Release Date: 2017-03-07

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On the Spot: Countless Funny Stories

ISBN: 1101932309
Release Date: 2017-05-30

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That's Me Loving You

ISBN: 1101932384
Release Date: 2016-12-27

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Holy Cow, I Sure Do Love You!: A Little Book That's Oddly Moo-ving

ISBN: 1419722174
Release Date: 2016-09-20

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Wumbers

ISBN: 1452110220
Release Date: 2012-05-30

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Chopsticks (Place Setting Picture Book)

ISBN: 1423107969
Release Date: 2012-01-31

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Al Pha's Bet

ISBN: 0399246010
Release Date: 2011-05-12

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The Wonder Book

ISBN: 0061429740
Release Date: 2010-02-09

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Bedtime for Mommy

ISBN: 1599903415
Release Date: 2010-04-01

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One Smart Cookie: Bite-Size Lessons for the School Years and Beyond

ISBN: 0061429708
Release Date: 2010-06-22

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The Grandparent Book: A Keepsake Journal

ISBN: 0307453103
Release Date: 2009-08-25

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Duck! Rabbit!

ISBN: 0811868656
Release Date: 2009-03-11

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Cookies: Bite-Size Life Lessons

ISBN: 006058081X
Release Date: 2006-05-02

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Yes Day!

ISBN: 0061152595
Release Date: 2009-05-05

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It's Not Fair!

ISBN: 0061152579
Release Date: 2008-05-06

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Words to Remember: A Journal for Your Child's Sweet and Amusing Sayings

ISBN: 0307395715
Release Date: 2008-04-22

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Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

ISBN: 1400080460
Release Date: 2005-12-06

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Little Pea

ISBN: 081184658X
Release Date: 2005-02-17

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The Book of Eleven: An Itemized Collection of Brain Lint

ISBN: 0836267753
Release Date: 1998-08

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Literary Awards

Cookies

  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2014

Wumbers

  • 2012 Parents' Choice Award: Picture Books
  • 2012 Little Bird Award, ChildrensBooksGuide.com
  • One of the 30 Best Children’s Books of 2012 by ChildrensBooksGuide.com

I Wish You More

  • NY Times Bestseller
  • 2015 Wisconsin State Reading Association "Picture This!" List
  • Goodreads Best Picture Books 2015, top ten
  • National Indie Bestseller List
  • Amazon Best Books of 2015 So Far: Ages 3-5
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Stick and Stone

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Amazon Best Books of 2015 So Far: Ages 3-5

Friendshape

  • National Parenting Publications Silver Award 2015
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2016

Little Oink

  • Top 10 Best Children's Book, 2009

Yes Day!

  • Top 13 Best Children's Books for Family Literacy
  • A Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award 2010
  • 2010 Baker’s Dozen (13 best books for Family Literacy) by Pennsylvania Center for the Book
  • Read On Wisconsin! Featured Book January 2010

Duck! Rabbit!

  • New York Times Bestseller
  • Monarch Award 2012 Master List
  • Grand Canyon Reader Award 2012 Winner
  • Winner, 2011 Utah Beehive Award
  • Read at the 2010 White House Easter Egg Roll
  • 2010 Baker’s Dozen (13 best books for Family Literacy) by Pennsylvania Center for the Book
  • American Library Association Notable Children's Book of 2010
  • Time Magazine Top Ten Children's Book of 2009, #1
  • Publishers Weekly Best Children's Books of the Year, 2009
  • Barnes & Noble Best Kids' Books of 2009
  • 2009 iParenting Media Award Winner – Book Category
  • National Parenting Publications Awards 2009 – Gold Award
  • IndieBound Summer 2009 Top-10 Indie Next Kids' Pick
  • Oppenheim Toy Portfolio, 2009 Best Book Award – Gold
  • Booklist 2009 Editors' Choice
  • About.com's Best Illustrated Children's Books of 2009

Bedtime for Mommy

  • Spring 2010 Kids' Next List, Indie Booksellers

Uni the Unicorn

  • Indie Bestseller
  • NYT Bestseller
  • Amazon Editors' Top 20 Children's Books of 2014

Exclamation Mark

  • New York Times Best Seller
  • IndieBound Bestseller
  • Kirkus Starred Review
  • Booklist Starred Review
  • Fresh Picks for Little Readers, Daily Candy
  • Bank Street Books Best Book for Children and Young Adult, 2014
  • 2015 California Young Reader Medal winner
  • Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Books of 2013
  • Newsday Top 10 Children's Books of 2013
  • Parents' Choice Spring 2013 Picture Books Silver Honor
  • A Junior Library Guild selection
  • School Library Journal, Best Books of 2013
  • Selected for Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People 2014
  • Master List, 2013 Capitol Choices Noteworthy Titles for Children and Teens

Spoon

  • Top Books, Parent Magazine, 2009
  • Real Simple Magazine "Soon-to-be-Classic Children's Book"
  • Selected Top 13 Best Children's Books for Family Literacy

This Plus That

  • Starred Kirkus Review

Chopsticks

  • Junior Library Guild selection
  • Winter 2011-2012 Kid's Indie Next List
  • Notable Children's Books, NCTE
  • International Reading Association's Teachers' Choice selection
  • Baker’s Dozen list: one of the 13 Best Books for Family Literacy, 2013

Encyclopedia of an Ordinary Life

  • NPR Favorite
  • Nancy Pearl Favorite
  • Sherman Alexie Favorite
  • Real Simple Magazine Favorite
  • Amazon Top 10 Memoir of Decade
  • Top Gift for bookworms, The Oregonian

External Links

Amy Krause Rosenthal on WorldCat

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