Esther Hershenhorn

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General Information

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Name: Esther Hershenhorn

Pen Name: None

Born: 1945, in Philadelphia, Pennsylania



Illinois Connection

Esther teaches at an artists residency program, at Chicago's Newberry Library, and at the University of Chicago's Writer's Studio. Before she taught writers, she was an elementary school teacher in Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Esther Hershenhorn specializes in picture books and middle grade fiction. She coaches writers and teaches courses on writing for children at the University of Chicago's Writers's Studio and Chicago's Newberry Library. Hershenhorn also serves on the board of advisers of the Society of Children's Book Wirters and Illustrators.

Her book The Confe$$ion$ and $ecret$ of Howard J. Fingerhut was a 2004-2005 Crown Award Nominee.

Published Works

  • There Goes Lowell's Party, Holiday House, 1998
  • Illinois, Fun Facts and Games, GHB Publishers, 2000
  • I is for Illinois, GHB Publishers, 2001
  • The Confe$$ion$ and $ecret$ of Howard J. Fingerhut, Holiday House, 2002
  • Chicken Soup by Heart, Simon & Schuster, 2002
  • Fancy That, Holiday House, 2003
  • Harley Hippo & the Crane Game, Loucks-Christenson Publishing, 2008
  • S is for Story: A Writer's Alphabet, Sleeping Bear Press, 2009
  • Little Illinois, Sleeping Bear Press, 2011
  • Txtng Mama Txtng Baby, Sleeping Bear Press, 2013

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

There Goes Lowell's Party!

ISBN: 0823413136
Release Date: 1998-03

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The Confe$$ion$ and $ecret$ of Howard J. Fingerhut

ISBN: 0823416429
Release Date: 2002-01-01

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Literary Awards

Chicken Soup by Heart won the 2003 Sidney Taylor Book Award for Young Readers

Esther was honored at the 2004 Illinois Authors Book Fair sponsored by the Illinois Center for the Book and the Illinois State Library in Springfield, Illinois.

Little Illinois, 2013 ILLINOIS READS Book

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

External Links

Esther Hershenhorn on WorldCat

Esther Hershenhorn on Amazon


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