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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jeanette Winter  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: 1939 in Chicago, Illinois


-- Jeanette Winter on Encyclopedia.com -- http://www.encyclopedia.com/people/literature-and-arts/american-art-biographies/jeanette-winter
-- Website -- http://biography.jrank.org/pages/661/Winter-Jeanette-1939-Sidelights.html
-- Jeanette Winter on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=jeanette++winter


Illinois Connection

Winter was born in Chicago and attended the Art Institute of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Jeanette Winter is an award-winning author and illustrator of childrens books. She has illustrated books for other authors and has written many self-illustrated titles. Many of Jeanette's books are based on true stories. She has also illustrated three books written by her son, Jonah Winter: ''The Secret World of Hildegard'', ''Once upon a Time in Chicago: The Story of Benny Goodman'' and ''Diego'' a biography of Diego Rivera - winner of a New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book of the Year. A BFA graduate of the University of Iowa, she also attended the Art Institute of Chicago. Winter currently resides in New York.


Awards

Follow the Drinking Gourd


-- Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, National Council for Social Studies/Children's Book Council (NCSS/CBC), 1988
-- Notable Children's Trade Book in Language Arts, National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE), 1988

Diego

- written by Jonah Winter
-- New York Times Best Illustrated Book citation, 1991
-- Parent's Choice Award, 1991
-- Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies, NCSS/CBC, 1991

Eight Hands Round

- written by Ann Whitford Paul
-- New York Times Notable Book, 1991

Klara's New World


-- Teacher's Choice, IRA/CBC, 1992
-- Parent's Choice Award, 1992

A Fruit and Vegetable Man


-- Hungry Mind Review Book of distinction, 1993

Shaker Boy


-- Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies designation, NCSS/CBC, 1994

The Christmas Tree Ship


-- Children's Choice Award, IRA/CBC, 1994

Cowboy Charlie


-- Parent's Choice Honor citation, 1995

My Name Is Georgia


-- Best Book of the Year, Publishers Weekly, 1998
-- Notable Children's Book, American Library Association (ALA), 1998
-- Editor's Choice, Booklist, 1998
-- Notable Book in Language Arts, NCTE, 1998
-- 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, New York Public Library, 1998
-- Best Book, Bank Street College of Education, 1998

Emily Dickinson's Letters to the World


-- Notable Book, New York Times, 2002
-- Parent's Choice silver medal, 2002

Nio's Mask


-- Parent's Choice Honor, 2003
-- Best Books, Bank Street College, 2003
-- Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies designation, NCSS/CBC, 2003

The Librarian of Basra


-- Notable Children's Book selection, ALA
-- Flora Stieglitz Straus Award for Nonfiction, Bank Street College of Education
-- Notable Children's Trade Book in the Field of Social Studies designation, NCSS/CBC
-- Middle East Outreach Council honorable mention

Mama


-- Boston Globe/Horn Book Honor, 2006

Wangari's Trees of Peace

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (No)

Selected Titles At Your Library

A fruit & vegetable man
ISBN: 1590194934. OCLC Number: 62706314

Ipicturebooks.com,. .

Sun Ho first watches the artistic fruit and vegetable man, Ruby Rubenstein, at work; then he begins helping in the store--even offering something new: bean sprouts.

A fruit & vegetable man /
ISBN: 0316774677. OCLC Number: 26012461

Joy Street Books,. .

Sun Ho first watches the artistic fruit and vegetable man, Ruby Rubenstein, at work; then he begins helping in the store--even offering something new: bean sprouts.

Angelina's island /
ISBN: 0374303495. OCLC Number: 61865118

Farrar, Straus and Giroux,. .

Every day, Angelina dreams of her home in Jamaica and imagines she is there, until her mother finds a wonderful way to convince her that New York is now their home.

Beatrix :
ISBN: 0374306559. OCLC Number: 49795256

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This simple biography of Beatrix Potter, best known for writing The tale of Peter Rabbit, includes excerpts from her published letters and journals and reveals why she drew and wrote about animals.

Biblioburro :
ISBN: 9781133900030. OCLC Number: 816134656

National Geographic School Publishing :. .

After amassing piles of books, Luis, a voracious reader, dreams up a way to share his collection with 'faraway villages.' --Amazon.com.

Biblioburro :
ISBN: 1416997784. OCLC Number: 424330676

Beach Lane Books,. .

"After amassing piles of books, Luis, a voracious reader, dreams up a way to share his collection with 'faraway villages.' He starts with two burros--one for himself, one for books--and heads off. Tough terrain and menacing bandits challenge him along the way, but at last he reaches a remote town, where he holds a story hour and loans titles to eager kids before returning home to his wife and reading late into the night."--Amazon.com.

Calavera abecedario :
ISBN: 0152059067. OCLC Number: 54500745

Harcourt,. .

Every year Don Pedro and his family make paper-mache skeletons, or calavera, for Mexico's Day of the Dead holiday, and every letter of the alphabet gets its own unique bones.

Come out to play /
ISBN: 039487742X. OCLC Number: 11840345

Knopf,. .

Presents the Mother Goose rhyme inviting girls and boys to leave supper and sleep and come out to play in the street by the light of the moon. Illustrations show modern-day children.

Cotton mill town /
ISBN: 0525449663. OCLC Number: 25546172

Dutton Children's Books,. .

A visit to Grandmama provides lyrical moments of peace and pleasure, picking huckleberries or catching tadpoles in the goldfish pond.

Cowboy Charlie :
ISBN: 9781930900837. OCLC Number: 944086165

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The story of the great American painter of the Wild West, Charlie Russell.

Day of the Dead
ISBN: 9781442018013. OCLC Number: 311774711

Paw Prints,. .

Describes a Mexican family preparing for and celebrating the Day of the Dead.

Day of the Dead /
ISBN: 0152024468. OCLC Number: 34244133

Harcourt Brace,. .

Describes a Mexican family preparing for and celebrating the Day of the Dead.

Diego
ISBN: 0679919872. OCLC Number: 22911517

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Discusses the childhood of Diego Rivera and how it influenced his art.

Elsina's clouds /
ISBN: 0374321183. OCLC Number: 50403772

Frances Foster Books,. .

In South Africa, a Basotho girl paints designs on her house as a prayer to the ancestors for rain.

Emily Dickinson's letters to the world /
ISBN: 0374321477. OCLC Number: 46918064

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A brief description of the life of Emily Dickinson and a selection of her poems.

Follow the drinking gourd /
ISBN: 0679819975. OCLC Number: 17764193

Knopf,. .

By following the directions in a song, "The Drinking Gourd," taught them by an old sailor named Peg Leg Joe, runaway slaves journey north along the Underground Railroad to freedom in Canada.

Follow the drinking gourd by Jeanette Winter :
ISBN: 1885603835. OCLC Number: 39268267

Developmental Studies Center,. .

Harry (the monster)
ISBN: 039484162X. OCLC Number: 5219171

Pantheon Books,. .

A monster who is afraid of little people discovers they are even more afraid of him.

Henri's scissors
ISBN: 9780616792193. OCLC Number: 1011702176

CNIB,. .

In a small weaving town in France, a young boy named Henri-Emile Matisse drew pictures everywhere, and when he grew up, he moved to Paris and became a famous artist who created paintings that were adored around the world. But late in life, a serious illness confined him to a wheelchair, and amazingly, it was from there that he created some of his most beloved worksenormous and breathtaking paper cutouts. Grades K-3. 2013.

Henri's scissors /
ISBN: 1442464844. OCLC Number: 858777751

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"When Henri Matisse was a boy, he drew pictures everywhere. And when he grew up, he became a famous artist whose paintings were beloved around the world. Then late in life, a serious illness confined Henri to just his bed and a wheelchair. But amazingly, from there he created some of his finest works, the enormous and breathtaking paper cut-outs."--Jacket flap.

Hey diddle diddle
ISBN: 0152021337. OCLC Number: 42450690

Harcourt Brace & Company,. .

Simple illustrations are used to present the familiar nursery rhyme about the antics of the cow, moon, dog, cat, etc.

Hinny Winny Bunco /
ISBN: 0060221283. OCLC Number: 7671383

Harper & Row,. .

Hinny Winny Bunco, a farmer overworked by his crabby brother, is miserable until he is given a fiddle by a strange old man and discovers his musical talent.

Hush little baby /
ISBN: 0394963253. OCLC Number: 9683191

Pantheon Books,. .

In an old lullaby a baby is promised an assortment of presents from its adoring parent.

Josefina /
ISBN: 0152010912. OCLC Number: 32855645

Harcourt Brace,. .

A counting book inspired by Mexican folk artist Josefina Aguilar who makes painted clay figures.

Kali's song /
ISBN: 0375970223. OCLC Number: 717291680

Schwartz & Wade Books,. .

Thousands and thousands of years ago, a young boy gets his first hunting bow and learns to shoot, but he prefers to use the bow to make music.

Klara's new world
ISBN: 0679906266. OCLC Number: 24379421

Knopf,. .

A Swedish family faces many hardships when they immigrate to America in search of a better life.

LIBRARIAN OF BASRA :
ISBN: 0358141834. OCLC Number: 1080246703

HOUGHTON MIFFLIN HARCOURT,. .

Malala, Iqbal :
ISBN: 1481422944. OCLC Number: 885377950

. .

"A lushly illustrated picture-book biography of two young Pakistani heroes, Malala Yousafzai and Iqbal Masih, from acclaimed nonfiction author/illustrator Jeanette Winter"--

Mama :
ISBN: 0152054952. OCLC Number: 61204325

Harcourt,. .

A true story about a baby hippo who loses his mother during a tsunami, but finds a new home and a new mother.

More Witch, Goblin, and Ghost stories
ISBN: 0394839331. OCLC Number: 3845154

Pantheon Books,. .

The further adventures of three friends who go on a picnic, learn about honesty, and discover a remedy for insomnia.

Mr. Cornell's dream boxes
ISBN: 9781442499003. OCLC Number: 849641431

. .

Joseph Cornell loved to draw and paint and collect things. With these drawings and paintings and collected treasures, he made marvelous shadowboxes--wonderlands covered in glass. And who did he most like to share them with? Children, of course.

My baby /
ISBN: 0374351031. OCLC Number: 43936689

Frances Foster Books,. .

As she waits for her baby to be born, a young African woman describes some of the sights and sounds of her Mali homeland as she creates a beautiful bogolan cloth for her child.

My name is Georgia :
ISBN: 0030434599. OCLC Number: 52544136

Voyager Books, Harcourt, Inc.,. .

Presents, in brief text and illustrations, the life of the painter who drew much of her inspiration from nature.

My name is Georgia :
ISBN: 015204597X. OCLC Number: 36438843

Silver Whistle/Harcourt Brace,. .

Presents, in brief text and illustrations, the life of the painter who drew much of her inspiration from nature.

Nanuk the ice bear
ISBN: 9781481446679. OCLC Number: 903511039

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At the top of the world, a polar bear hunts, swims, courts, raises cubs, and worries as they go off on their own.

Nasreen's secret school :
ISBN: 9780736793681. OCLC Number: 815301950

Zaner-Bloser,. .

Based on a true story. After her parents are taken away by the Taliban, young Nasreen stops speaking. But as she spends time in a secret school, she slowly breaks out of her shell.

Nasreen's secret school :
ISBN: 1416994378. OCLC Number: 311763793

Beach Lane Books,. .

Based on a true story. After her parents are taken away by the Taliban, young Nasreen stops speaking. But as she spends time in a secret school, she slowly breaks out of her shell.

Niño's mask /
ISBN: 0803728077. OCLC Number: 48084258

Dial Books for Young Readers,. .

Told that he is too young to wear a mask at the Fiesta, Niño make his own mask and surprises his family and the whole village. Includes a glossary of Spanish words and an author's note.

Once upon a time in Chicago :
ISBN: 0786824042. OCLC Number: 43083203

Hyperion Books for Children,. .

A simple biography of the great jazz musician, Benny Goodman, and how his extraordinary musical ability was originally encouraged by his immigrant father.

Rock-a-bye baby /
ISBN: 0152021329. OCLC Number: 42420250

Harcourt Brace & Company,. .

Simple illustrations are used to present the familiar nursery rhyme.

Sebastian :
ISBN: 015200629X. OCLC Number: 38504291

Harcourt Brace,. .

Describes how Johann Sebastian Bach survived the sorrows of his childhood and composed the music the world has come to love.

September roses /
ISBN: 0374367361. OCLC Number: 52644735

Farrar Straus Giroux,. .

On September 11, 2001, two sisters from South Africa find a good use for the roses they have grown when the flower show in New York City is canceled due to the attack on the World Trade Center.

Shaker boy /
ISBN: 0152769218. OCLC Number: 28510206

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Having come to live among the Shakers at the age of six, Caleb spends the rest of his life learning their songs and their ways.

Sleepy river /
ISBN: 0399223495. OCLC Number: 26363750

Philomel,. .

A canoe ride at nightfall provides a mother and child glimpses of ducks, fireflies, bats, and other wonders of nature.

Snow /
ISBN: 0399227512. OCLC Number: 30402212

Philomel Books,. .

Everything is different the morning after a deep new snowfall.

The changeling /
ISBN: 0679810358. OCLC Number: 22273068

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A farmer's wife becomes the foster mother of a troll's child and her humanistic treatment of the changeling eventually secures the return of her own son.

The Christmas tree ship
ISBN: 0698116534. OCLC Number: 40138530

Putnam & Grosset Group,. .

Each winter Captain Herman fills his fishing schooner with Christmas trees, sails down Lake Michigan, and delivers trees to the residents of Chicago.

The girl and the moon man :
ISBN: 0394863267. OCLC Number: 9969926

Pantheon Books,. .

A retelling of a traditional Siberian tale in which a lonely moon unsuccessfully tries to carry a young girl off into the sky and then must offer many timeless gifts to win her forgiveness.

The house that Jack built
ISBN: 0142301264. OCLC Number: 52128301

Puffin Books,. .

Simple rebus illustrations are used to present the familiar cumulative nursery rhyme about the antics that go on in the house built by an unsuspecting Jack.

The house that Jack built /
ISBN: 0803728204. OCLC Number: 41645991

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Simple rebus illustrations are used to present the familiar cumulative nursery rhyme about the antics that go on in the house built by an unsuspecting Jack.

The itsy-bitsy spider /
ISBN: 0152021302. OCLC Number: 43893712

Harcourt,. .

The itsy-bitsy spider encounters a fan, a mouse, a cat, and a rocking chair as she makes her way to the top of a tree to spin her web.

The librarian of Basra :
ISBN: 0152054456. OCLC Number: 55658292

Harcourt, Inc.,. .

Alia Muhammad Baker is a librarian in Basra, Iraq. For fourteen years, the library where she works has been a meeting place for those who love books. Until now. Now war has come, and Alia fears that the library--along with the thirty thousand books within it--will be destroyed forever. In a war-stricken country where civilians--especially women--have little power, this true story about a librarian's struggle to save her community's priceless collection of books reminds us all how, throughout the world, the love of literature and the respect for knowledge know no boundaries.

The magic ring :
ISBN: 0394863240. OCLC Number: 14213946

Knopf,. .

Lost in the forest after the family she works for is killed by robbers, a poor servant girl is befriended by a white dove who provides food, clothing, and shelter but then asks for a favor in return.

The secret world of Hildegard /
ISBN: 0439507391. OCLC Number: 69020964

A.A. Levine,. .

An introduction to the life of Hildegard of Bingen, who lived in a time when women were expected only to obey--not to have visions or speak about them. Yet she did speak, and through her courage became one of the greatest mystics and composers of the medieval age.

The tale of Pale Male :
ISBN: 9780547545530. OCLC Number: 770706682

Harcourt,. .

The true story of two red-tailed hawks who nested on a tall apartment building on Fifth Avenue in New York City in 1993 and thereby attracted widespread attention from the public.

The tale of Pale Male :
ISBN: 0152059725. OCLC Number: 65064337

Harcourt,. .

The true story of two red-tailed hawks who nested on a tall apartment building on Fifth Avenue in New York City in 1993 and thereby attracted widespread attention from the public.

The tortilla cat /
ISBN: 0152895876. OCLC Number: 33442243

Harcourt Brace,. .

When all five Romero children get sick, a magical cat appears in the night and cures them of their fevers.

The watcher :
ISBN: 9780375985836. OCLC Number: 764717670

Schwartz & Wade Books,. .

This book traces out the life and career of Jane Goodall as a watcher of English fauna to her adult work as scholar of animal behavior in Africa.

The watcher :
ISBN: 0375867740. OCLC Number: 544287358

Schwartz & Wade Books,. .

This book traces out the life and career of Jane Goodall as a watcher of English fauna to her adult work as scholar of animal behavior in Africa.

The world's birthday :
ISBN: 9780547259420. OCLC Number: 811344325

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt,. .

Daniel is determined to have a birthday party for the world to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

The world's birthday :
ISBN: 0152000453. OCLC Number: 35862515

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,. .

Daniel is determined to have a birthday party for the world to celebrate Rosh Hashanah.

Twinkle, twinkle little star /
ISBN: 0152021310. OCLC Number: 50149346

Red Wagon Books,. .

An illustrated version of this popular children's song.

Wangari's trees of peace :
ISBN: 9781328869210. OCLC Number: 994315723

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This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman's passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.

Wangari's trees of peace :
ISBN: 0152065458. OCLC Number: 166317545

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This true story of Wangari Maathai, environmentalist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, is a shining example of how one woman's passion, vision, and determination inspired great change.

Witch goblin and ghost are back.
ISBN: 0676316506. OCLC Number: 948578745

Amer School Pub,. .

Witch, Goblin, and Ghost in the haunted woods :
ISBN: 0394844432. OCLC Number: 6648806

Pantheon Books,. .

Goblin, Ghost, and Witch look for buried treasure, go swimming, play a game, hear a story, and get lost in a snowstorm.

Witch, Goblin, and Ghost's book of things to do /
ISBN: 039494612X. OCLC Number: 7173744

Pantheon Books,. .

Three friends show how to write a rebus, play a game, write in secret code, put on a play, and perform a magic trick.

Witch, Goblin, and sometimes Ghost :
ISBN: 0394832167. OCLC Number: 2121458

Pantheon Books,. .

Goblin has friends who will help him even when he is afraid, forgetful, or even grumpy.