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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Tom Lichtenheld  

Pen Name: None

Genre:

Audience: Children;

Born: 1953 in Nixon Township, Illinois


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Illinois Connection

Lichtenheld was born in Nixon Township and grew up in Rockford. He currently resides in Geneva, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

Lichtenheld is an award-winning children's book author & illustrator. He writes and illustrates his own books as well as illustrates books for other children's authors. He doodled his way through school then worked as a sign painter, set designer, printer and advertising art director. After a successful career in advertising he gradually made the switch to creating children’s books.Tom’s books, many of which are New York Times Best Sellers, are consistently praised for their humor, expressive characters, and rich – sometimes hidden – detail. He’s known for creating books that appeal to children and adults alike, and his wide portfolio of books offers something for every age.


Awards

Yes Day!


-- A Junior Library Guild Selection
-- Elizabeth Burr/Worzalla Award 2010
-- 2010 Bakers Dozen (13 best books for Family Literacy) by Pennsylvania Center for the Book
-- Read On Wisconsin! Featured Book January 2010
-- Magnolia Award 2013 Nominee

Everything I Know About Pirates


-- Featured in Newsweek's

Books of Wonder,

2000
-- 2013 ILLINOIS READS Book

Zero the Hero


-- Junior Library Guild Selection
-- Georgia Book Award Nominee 2013-14
-- Cooperative Children's Book Center Best of 2013 selection

Wumbers


-- 2012 Parents' Choice Award

Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Lichtenheld is available for school and library appearances.

Selected Titles At Your Library

Bridget's beret
ISBN: 9780805087758. OCLC Number: 317778010

Henry Holt,. .

When Bridget loses the beret that provides her with artistic inspiration like other great artists, she thinks she will never be able to draw again. Includes facts about famous artists and reproductions of some of their paintings.

Camp Buccaneer /
ISBN: 0689843844. OCLC Number: 45493401

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

After spending summer vacation learning to be a real pirate at Camp Buccaneer, Marlon feels much better prepared to return to school and face Carla, the bully who has pestered her since kindergarten.

Cloudette
ISBN: 9780545570374. OCLC Number: 864438614

Weston Woods ;. .

Cloudette, the littlest cloud, finds a way to do something big and important as the other clouds do.

Cloudette /
ISBN: 0805087761. OCLC Number: 613292849

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Cloudette, the littlest cloud, finds a way to do something big and important as the other clouds do.

Duck! rabbit!
ISBN: 9781452138879. OCLC Number: 872595063

Chronicle Books LLC,. .

From the award-winning author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: is it a duck or a rabbit' Depends on how you look at it! Readers will find more than just Amy Krouse Rosenthal's signature humor herethere's also a subtle lesson for kids who don't know when to let go of an argument. A smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side, Duck! Rabbit! makes it easy to agree on one thing'reading it again! Plus, this is the fixed format version, which will look almost identical to the print version. Additionally for devices that support audio, this ebook includes a read-along setting.

Duck! Rabbit! /
ISBN: 0811868656. OCLC Number: 243601706

Chronicle Books,. .

From the award-winning author of Little Pea, Little Hoot, and Little Oink comes a clever take on the age-old optical illusion: Is it a duck or a rabbit? Depends on how you look at it! Readers will find more than just Amy Krouse Rosenthal's signature humor here, there's also a subtle lesson for kids who don't know when to let go of an argument. A smart, simple story that will make readers of all ages eager to take a side, Duck! Rabbit! makes it easy to agree on one thing, reading it again!

E-mergency!
ISBN: 9781452136424. OCLC Number: 889835090

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It's an e-mergency! The letter E took a tumble and the only way to get her back on her foot is for people to stop using her. But who can take her place? The other letters have to make a decision ASAP. Z is too sleepy and Y asks way too many questions. Thankfully, O rolls in to try and save the day. Chock-full of verbal and visual puns, this zany book is sure to tickle both the brain and the funny bone.

E-mergency! /
ISBN: 0811878988. OCLC Number: 696318470

Chronicle Books,. .

The letter E has fallen and injured herself-- which letters will replace her and how will words be spelled without her? It's a real E-mergency!

Everything I know about cars :
ISBN: 0689843828. OCLC Number: 54034834

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

The author offers a caveat at the beginning of the book: "I don't know much about real cars, but I'm an expert on made-up cars, so this book is a big traffic jam of mostly made-up cars." He recounts a history of cars that involves prehistoric cavemen, ancient Egyptians, Vikings, and two horses named Winnie and Nay.

Everything I know about monsters /
ISBN: 0689861230. OCLC Number: 56641571

Simon & Schuster,. .

Everything I know about pirates :
ISBN: 0689860099. OCLC Number: 41967014

Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers,. .

A collection of made-up facts, educated guesses, and silly pictures about pirates.

Everything I know about pirates :
ISBN: 0613664035. OCLC Number: 52159458

Aladdin Paperbacks,. .

A collection of made-up facts, educated guesses, and silly pictures about pirates.

Exclamation mark
ISBN: 9780545786454. OCLC Number: 877873826

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An exciting tale of self-discovery, this is the story about an exclamation mark. It's about fitting in and standing out, and with the help of others, finding your way. We all have an inner exclamation mark - the question is how to find it!

Exclamation mark /
ISBN: 0545436796. OCLC Number: 801928210

Scholastic Press,. .

A punctuation mark feels bad that he does not fit in with the others until a friend reveals the possibilities that exist when differences are accepted.

Friendshape
ISBN: 1338184520. OCLC Number: 1014112922

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Friendshape /
ISBN: 0545436826. OCLC Number: 900624085

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Friends shape who we are. They make us laugh. They fill us with fun. They stand by us during life's up and downs. And even when we disagree with our friends, if they're tried-and-true, they don't stay bent out of shape for long. That's the beauty of a good buddy. This joyous book rejoices in the simple beauties of friendship, and reminds readers of all ages that it's good to have a group of pals--Provided by publisher.

Holy cow, I sure do love you! :
ISBN: 1419722174. OCLC Number: 938991265

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A series of simple illustrations of a spotted cow paired with bovine puns share all the ways to love someone.

I wish you more
ISBN: 9781452126999. OCLC Number: 859253227

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In simple text and pictures, the author and illustrator create a compendium of small daily moments.

Ice cream & dinosaurs
ISBN: 9780545925600. OCLC Number: 922572480

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Groovy Joe is a fun-loving dog with a tub full of ice cream--which he shares with his unexpected dinosaur guests.

It's not fair /
ISBN: 0061152579. OCLC Number: 145377987

HarperCollinsPublishers,. .

Assorted children, animals, creatures, and objects all wonder why life is not always fair.

One big pair of underwear
ISBN: 1534420363. OCLC Number: 1006807687

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Progressively larger groups of animals try to share a limited number of scooters, cookbooks, nap mats, and underwear.

One big pair of underwear /
ISBN: 1442453362. OCLC Number: 862222282

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Progressively larger groups of animals try to share a limited number of scooters, cookbooks, nap mats, and underwear.

Shark vs. train
ISBN: 9780545935548. OCLC Number: 963858450

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A shark and a train compete in a series of contests on a seesaw, in hot air balloons, bowling, shooting baskets, playing hide-and-seek, and more.

Shark vs. train /
ISBN: 0316007625. OCLC Number: 349248319

Little, Brown,. .

A shark and a train compete in a series of contests on a seesaw, in hot air balloons, bowling, shooting baskets, playing hide-and-seek, and more, as two boys play.

Sing
ISBN: 9780805090710. OCLC Number: 806456152

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An illustrated presentation of the classic Sesame Street song about self-expression and the celebration of music.

Steam train, dream train
ISBN: 9781452152172. OCLC Number: 805654994

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In this book with rhyming text, the dream train pulls into the station and all the different cars are loaded by the animal workers, each with the appropriate cargo.

Stick and Stone
ISBN: 9781328714329. OCLC Number: 878050862

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Stick and Stone are both lonely until Pinecone's teasing causes one to stick up for the other, and a solid friendship is formed.

The OK book
ISBN: 9780061152559. OCLC Number: 73741648

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A character enumerates a great many things that it enjoys doing, although not great at any of them, knowing that someday it will excel at something.

This is a moose
ISBN: 9780997075601. OCLC Number: 843025663

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Director Billy Waddler is trying to film a documentary about moose, but the moose in question has no intention of spending his life in the woods and his animal friends, who have dreams of their own, help him prove his point.

What are you so grumpy about?
ISBN: 9780316065894. OCLC Number: 49277332

Little, Brown and Co. ;. .

A collection of cartoons that present various reasons for being grumpy, such as eating grown-up cereal, getting a boring birthday present, doing chores, and being touched by your brother or sister.

What mess?
ISBN: 9780316201230. OCLC Number: 776523821

Little, Brown,. .

A discussion between a boy and his parents about a bedroom, that is so dirty he would have to clean up just to call it a mess, ends with a blast.

What's with this room? /
ISBN: 0316592862. OCLC Number: 56632027

Little, Brown,. .

A discussion between a boy and his parents about a bedroom, that is so dirty he would "have to clean up just to call it a mess," ends with a blast.

Wumbers :
ISBN: 1452110220. OCLC Number: 756586235

Chronicle Books,. .

Shares illustrated clues and alphanumeric combinations that substitute numbers for letters with the same sound.

Yes day!
ISBN: 9780545330800. OCLC Number: 706136139

Scholastic,. .

No matter how silly the requests, there is one day a year when kids always receive positive answers: Can I have pizza for breakfast? Yes! Can we have a food fight? Yes! Can I stay up really late? Yes! This day is simply called Yes Day and it's the best day of the year. (publisher).

Yes Day! /
ISBN: 0061152595. OCLC Number: 236082065

HarperCollins,. .

A little boy gets everything he asks for on Yes Day, a special day that only comes once a year.

Zero the hero /
ISBN: 0805093842. OCLC Number: 726620614

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Zero believes that he is a hero, but the counting numbers think he is worthless until they get into trouble with some Roman numerals, and only Zero can help.

Zero the hero :
ISBN: 9780545547406. OCLC Number: 864304810

Scholastic Inc.,. .

Zero believes that he is a hero, but the counting numbers think he is worthless until they get into trouble with some Roman numerals, and only Zero can help.