Barb Rosenstock

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General Information

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Name: Barb Rosenstock

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction, Non-Fiction, History

Born: in Chicago


Website: www.barbrosenstock.com

Email: barb@barbrosenstock.com

Illinois Connection

Rosenstock was born in Chicago and raised in Orland Park. She attended college at the University of Illinois, Loyola University in Chicago and National Louis University in Evanston. She currently resides in Chicago's northwest suburbs.

Biographical and Professional Information

Barb Rosenstock is an award-winning author who loves to write about true stories for children. Along with the books, she also provides downloadable Educator’s Guides with Common Core connections on her website. She enjoys making school visits and will work with teachers to develop a program specific to curriculum needs.

Published Works

  • Fearless: The Story of Racing Legend Louise Smith, Dutton, 2010
  • The LIttlest Mountain, KarBen, 2011
  • The Camping Trip that Changed America, Dial, 2012
  • Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library, Calkins Creek, 2013
  • The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art, Knopf, 2014 - Spanish edition available
  • The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America's Hero, Calkins Creek, 2014
  • Ben Franklin's Big Splash: The Mostly True Story of His First Invention, Calkins Creek, 2014
  • Dorothea’s Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth, Calkins Creek, 2016
  • Vincent Can't Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky, Knopf, 2017

Titles at Your Library

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

ISBN: 1590789326
Release Date: 2013-09-01

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The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

ISBN: 0307978486
Release Date: 2014-02-11

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The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America's Hero

ISBN: 159078992X
Release Date: 2014-03-01

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Dorothea's Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth

ISBN: 162979208X
Release Date: 2016-03-01

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Vincent Can't Sleep: Van Gogh Paints the Night Sky

ISBN: 1101937106
Release Date: 2017-10-03

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Literary Awards

Fearless: the Story of Racing Legend Louise Smith

  • Top Ten, Amelia Bloomer Book List
  • Children's Books 2010, New York Public Library
  • Starred Review, Publisher’s Weekly

The Littlest Mountain

  • Sydney Taylor Notable Book for Young Readers
  • PJ Library Selection
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year

The Camping Trip that Changed America

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • BookList Top Ten Books on the Environment for Youth
  • Parent’s Choice Award Silver Medalist
  • California Library Association Beatty Award
  • Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best” List
  • Washington D.C. Capitol Choice List
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People/CBC/NCSS
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year
  • Starred Review, School Library Journal

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • NCTE Orbis Pictus Recommended
  • Bank Street Best Books of the Year

The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art

  • Caldecott Honor, 2015
  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Starred Review, Booklist
  • Starred Review, Kirkus Reviews
  • Starred Review, School Library Journal
  • Best Books of the Year So Far, Amazon, 2014
  • Museum Store Association Buyer’s Choice
  • 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book

The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America's Hero

  • Starred Review, Publisher’s Weekly
  • Junior Library Guild Selection

Ben Franklin's Big Splash

  • 2015 ILLINOIS READS Book
  • Starred Review, Kirkus
  • Starred Review, School Library Journal

Dorothea’s Eyes: Dorothea Lange Photographs the Truth

  • Junior Library Guild Selection
  • Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, 2017

Vincent Can't Sleep

  • Starred Review, Booklist
  • Starred Review, Kirkus

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Rosenstock enjoys making school visits. She will make presentations about writing or spend a day as a visiting author. Contact her through her website to arrange a visit.

Costs depend on the number of presentations, length of time and the distance traveled from Chicago’s northwest suburbs. She is also available for SKYPE visits.

External Links

Barb Rosenstock on WorldCat

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