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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Diana Kizlauskas  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: in Chicago, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Kizlauskas is a native Chicagoan. She earned a BA in Art Education at UIC and Illustration at the Illinois Institute of Art.

Biographical and Professional Information

Diana Kizlauskas is an children's author, artist and illustrator. She began her career in advertising, illustrating promotional materials for nationally known companies including Land O'Lakes®, McDonald's®, and Quaker Oats®. She spent her free time illustrating newspaper feature stories for the newspaper's food, financial, and TGIF weekend sections. Later, she began illustrating trade and educational books for children. Her children's illustrations have been published by nationally and internationally known companies including Harcourt Achieve; Macmillan McGraw-Hill; Pearson Education/Scott Foresman; Compass/Seed Media; Pauline Books and Media; EDCO/Ireland and others.

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Titles At Your Library

ISBN: 0991523334

Bright Bear Books. 2016

HELP! There is only so much luck a Rabbit can handle...

LETTUCE! is a deliciously tall tale about sharing. Good fortune runs amuck as Rabbit watches his crop of lettuce grow and grow and GROW!

What will he do with all this leafy goodness? Wacky neighbors help him solve his dilemma.

LETTUCE! is a colorful, beautifully illustrated picture book for children 3-6 years old. Funny, rhymed text is fun for adults to read aloud and is easy enough for boys and girls to follow along. The story told with humor works as a lesson in friendship, sharing and values as well as all-around entertainment. Great for home, library or school -- bedtime or anytime!

Available in Paperback and Hardcover -- perfect for Gift-giving!

Christmas Best
ISBN: 0991523342

Bright Bear Books. 2016

Merry Mayhem with a Message
Santa's workshop devolves into chaos when five of his best elves leave their posts for what they think will be greater and more glamorous careers. Going from one job misadventure to another, they recognize their own true talents and realize that every job is important when it is done well. When Santa assures them that they are each very special and contribute to making the world a brighter place, they happily go back to doing their "CHRISTMAS BEST." Charming, full-color illustrations and rhymed text make for fun holiday reading for families with children ages 4 and up.
Available in Paperback and Hardcover -- Perfect for Gift-giving!

Jorge from Argentina: The Story of Pope Francis for Children
ISBN: 0819840068

Pauline Books & Media. 2013

This delightfully illustrated biography leads young readers ages 7-10 to identify with the adventures and challenges that molded Pope Francis--the first pope to be a member of the Jesuit religious order, to come from Latin America, and to take the papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi--into a missionary of God's unconditional love. Known for his humility, simplicity, concern for the poor, respect for the environment, and commitment to interfaith dialogue, Pope Francis is a positive role model and contemporary hero for all children.

Howl of the Mission Owl/El ulular de la lechuza (English and Spanish Edition)
ISBN: 0990671356

Libros Publishing. 2014

It’s the California Gold Rush and owl is determined to find out WHO nabbed the gold nugget.Message: Harmony is golden.

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