Carolyn Crimi

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General Information

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Name: Carolyn Crimi

Pen Name: None

Born: December 28, 1959 in Long Island, New York


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Crimi resides in Evanston, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Crimi grew up on Long Island. received her B.A. from Lake Forest College in Art History and MFA from Vermont College in Writing for Children. In addition to writing books, Crimi also teaches adult education courses on writing for children, visits schools for Author Talks, and writes stories and articles for children's textbooks and magazines.

Published Works

  • Outside, Inside, Simon & Schuster, 1995
  • Kidding Around Chicago, Avalon Publishing, 1998
  • Don't Need Friends, Random House, 1999
  • Tessa's Tip-Tapping Toes, Orchard, 2002
  • Get Busy, Beaver!, Orchard Books, 2004
  • Boris and Bella, Harcourt, 2004
  • Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies, Candlewick, 2005
  • The Louds Move In!, Marshall Cavendish, 2006
  • Where's My Mummy?, Candlewick, 2008
  • Henry & The Crazed Chicken Pirates, Candlewick, 2009
  • Principal Fred Won't Go to Bed, Marshall Cavendish Childrens Books, 2010 - reprinted by Two Lions, 2014
  • Rock and Roll Mole, Dial, 2011
  • Dear Tabby, HarperCollins, 2011
  • Pugs in a Bug, Dial, 2012

Titles at Your Library

Outside, Inside

ISBN: 0671886886
Release Date: 1995-06-30

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Kidding Around Chicago: What to Do, Where to Go, and How to Have Fun in Chicago

ISBN: 1562615874
Release Date: 2000-03-10

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Don't Need Friends

ISBN: 0440415322
Release Date: 2001-06-12

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Tessa's Tip-tapping Toes

ISBN: 0439317681
Release Date: 2002-03-01

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Get Busy Beaver

ISBN: 0439548667
Release Date: 2004-10-01

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Boris and Bella

ISBN: 0152059008
Release Date: 2006-09-01

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Henry & the Buccaneer Bunnies

ISBN: 0763624497
Release Date: 2005-09-13

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The Louds Move In!

ISBN: 0761452214
Release Date: 2006-03-01

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Principal Fred Won't Go to Bed

ISBN: 0761457097
Release Date: 2010-07-01

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Rock 'N' Roll Mole

ISBN: 9780803731660
Release Date: 2011-08-04

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Dear Tabby

ISBN: 006114245X
Release Date: 2011-02-08

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Pugs in a Bug

ISBN: 0803733208
Release Date: 2012-03-15

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Literary Awards

  • Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children, Illinois Reading Council, 2012

Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies

  • Arkansas Diamond Primary Book Award
  • Armadillo Reader's Choice Award
  • 2013 ILLINOIS READS Book

Pugs in a Bug

  • 2015 ILLINOIS READS Book

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

If you're interested in having Carolyn visit your school, bookstore or library to do a presentation, send an e-mail to Carolyn at

External Links

Carolyn Crimi on WorldCat


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