Illinois State Library

Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Valerie J. Osborn  

Pen Name: Valerie Huffman Osborn, Valerie Huffman-Osborn


Born: 1941 in Danville, Illinois

-- Valerie J. Osborn on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Osborn was born in Danville and currently resides in Champaign, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Osborn has created a wonderful story for children based on the happiness a child can feel in helping others, with illustrations by Michael Osborn (her son), and edited by elementary teacher, Kimberly Osborn (Michael's wife). The only child of a small-town minister and his busy wife, Osborn had time alone to read and to create stories for herself and her friends. In ''A Week of Bunnies'', she has put her creative nature and the influence of her parents to good use.Osborn appeared on Central Illinois WDWS radio with Alex Ruggerri in the fall of 2012.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

For You,Too, The Sun Will Shine
ISBN: 193119520X

KiwE Publishing. 2004

While waiting out a tornado in the storm cellar, Laura recalls another time of danger when she was young and lost in the forest. Laura recollects that she and her father are involved in a traffic accident while traveling to another town. When she regains conciousness her father is gone. Rather than remain with the car and wait for her father to return, Laura decides to look for him and is lost. A mysterious man discovers her and they journey through the forest to find her father. They encounter perils, yet find joy along the way. Unknown to Laura, this mystery man holds the key to her past and to her future. His presence and her memories of childhood dreams reveal an old secret and life for Laura will never be the same.

A Week of Bunnies
ISBN: 1932278257

Mayhaven Publishing, Inc.. 2007

The busiest little bunnies in the world. All about how good it feels to help others.

Black Smoke and Peanut Butter Sandwiches
ISBN: 1932278818

Mayhaven Publishing, Inc.. 2012

Memoirs of an only child.



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