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Illinois Center for the Book


Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Peggy Rathmann  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1953 in St. Paul, Minnesota


-- Website -- http://www.peggyrathmann.com/
-- Peggy Rathmann on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=peggy+rathmann


Illinois Connection

Rathmann lived in Chicago for two years while she studied commercial art at the American Academy of Art.

Biographical and Professional Information

Peggy Rathmann is a children's book author and illustrator. After graduating from the University of Minnesota, she went on to study commercial art at the American Academy of Art in Chicago, fine art at Atelier Lack in Minneapolis, and children's book writing and illustration at Otis Parsons School of Design in Los Angeles. Rathmann currently resides in California.


Awards

Ruby the Copycat


-- Most Promising New Author, Publishers Weekly, 1991

Good Night, Gorilla


-- ALA Notable Children's Book,1994
-- Bulletin Blue Ribbon, 1994
-- Horn Book Fanfare selection, 1995
-- Best Children's Books, Parenting Magazine, 1994
-- Children's Books 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library, 1995
-- Phoenix Picture Book Award Honor Book, Children's Literature Association, 2014
-- 2016 ILLINOIS READS Book

Officer Buckle & Gloria


-- Caldecott Medal Winner, 1996
-- ALA Notable Children's Book
-- Ohio Teachers' & Pupils' Reading Circle, 1996-97
-- Pick of the Lists, American Bookseller
-- A Few Good Books List, Book Links, 1995
-- Editors' Choice, Booklist, 1995
-- Best Books, Child Magazine, 1995
-- Horn Book Fanfare selection
-- Best Books, Parenting Magazine, 1995
-- Best Books, School Library Journal, 1995
-- Children's Books 100 Titles for Reading & Sharing, New York Public Library, 1995

10 Minutes to Bedtime


-- ALA Notable Children's Book, 1998
-- Parenting Magazine Reading Magic Award
-- Best Book of the Year, Publishers Weekly
-- Children's Literature Capital Choice

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Selected Titles At Your Library

10 minutes till bedtime /
ISBN: 039923103X. OCLC Number: 38168266

G.P. Putnam's Sons,. .

A boy's hamster leads an increasingly large group of hamsters on a tour of the boy's house, while his father counts down the minutes to bedtime.

Bootsie Barker bites
ISBN: 9780698114272. OCLC Number: 37872933

Putnam & Grossett Group,. .

Bootsie Barker only wants to play games in which she bites, until one day her friend comes up with a better game.

Bootsie Barker bites /
ISBN: 0399221255. OCLC Number: 23463394

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Bootsie Barker only wants to play games in which she bites, until one day her friend comes up with a better game.

Good night, Gorilla
ISBN: 0399224459. OCLC Number: 26553002

Putnam,. .

An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.

Good night, Gorilla /
ISBN: 0399230033. OCLC Number: 44641595

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An unobservant zookeeper is followed home by all the animals he thinks he has left behind in the zoo.

Officer Buckle and Gloria
ISBN: 9781461910121. OCLC Number: 806242858

Weston Woods Studios, Inc.,. .

The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.

Officer Buckle and Gloria /
ISBN: 0399226168. OCLC Number: 29428649

G.P. Putnam's Sons,. .

The children at Napville Elementary School always ignore Officer Buckle's safety tips, until a police dog named Gloria accompanies him when he gives his safety speeches.

Ruby the copycat
ISBN: 9780439924955. OCLC Number: 138793566

Scholastic Inc.,. .

On the first day of school, Ruby arrives as a new student. She immitates everything her classmate Angela whom she sits behind does.

Ruby the copycat /
ISBN: 0545005833. OCLC Number: 123394655

Scholastic Audio,. .

Ruby insists on copying Angela, until her teacher helps her discover her own creative resources.

The day the babies crawled away /
ISBN: 039923196X. OCLC Number: 50982293

G.P. Putnam's Sons,. .

A boy follows fives babies who crawl away from a picnic and saves the day by bringing them back.