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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.

Published Works

    Written and Illustrated Books:
  • LETTUCE!, Bright Bear Books , 2013
  • Christmas Best, Bright Bear Books , 2016Illustrated Books:
  • Jorge from Argentina: The Story of Pope Francis for Children, Pauline Books & Media , 2013 - written by Marlyn Monge and Jaymie Stuart Wolfe
  • Howl of the Mission Owl / El ulular de la lechuza, Libros Publishing, 2014 - written by Cecilia Velastegui

Selected Titles At Your Library

Lettuce! /
ISBN: 0991523334. OCLC Number:

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"A delicious tall tale about caring and sharing!"--Back cover.

Christmas best /
ISBN: 0991523342. OCLC Number:

Bright Bear Books,. [Place of publication not identified] :. ©2016.

Everything is running smoothly in Santa's workshop at the North Pole until five elves decide to walk off their jobs in search of jobs that are more important.

Jorge from Argentina :
ISBN: 0819840068. OCLC Number:

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This illustrated biography highlights the life of 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.

Howl of the mission owl =
ISBN: 0990671356. OCLC Number:

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Harmony is golden. During California's gold rush, the owl determined to find out WHO took the gold nugget--and why.

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