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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Sheila Kelly Welch  

Pen Name: Sheila Welch, Sheila K. Welch

Genre: Fiction Illustrator Non-Fiction

Audience: Children;

Born: in Pennsylvania


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Illinois Connection

Welch lives in Forreston.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sheila Kelley Welch is an author and illustrator. She went to Temple University and Majored in Fine Arts and earned a Master's Degree in Education. Art was always her passion and after heart surgery in 1981 she knew that if "someday" was ever going to arrive, she'd better get busy. Her first short story was published in 1983. Since then her short stories, often accompanied by her illustrations, have appeared in a number of magazines including ''Cricket'', ''Children's Playmate'', ''Girls' Life'', ''The Friend'', ''Ladybug'', ''Cicada'', and ''Spider''. Several of her short stories have been published in language arts textbooks. She has also written and/or illustrated fourteen books for children of various ages.


Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes) Welch will make presentations and participate in book signings at schools, libraries and bookstores.

Selected Titles At Your Library

A horse for all seasons :
ISBN: 1590780353. OCLC Number: 50922538

Boyds Mills Press,. .

A collection of twelve realistic tales centered around contemporary children and the difficulties they encounter in their everyday lives, lives in which horses happen to be key players.

A horse for all seasons :
ISBN: 1563974150. OCLC Number: 31908929

Boyds Mills Press ;. .

A collection of seasonal horse stories centered around contemporary children and the difficulties they encounter in their everyday lives.

Blue Ridge /
ISBN: 0961187271. OCLC Number: 31076791

Our Child Press,. .

Twelve-year old Denny, newly arrived in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Georgia with his father, and coping with his mother's death as well as a new environment, discovers a friend in the woods.

Don't call me Marda /
ISBN: 0961187239. OCLC Number: 20933833

Our Child Press,. .

Marsha feels apprehensive about her parents' plans to adopt a retarded child.

Horses of the air
ISBN: 0733910955. OCLC Number: 222292817

Longman,. .

Horses of the air /
ISBN: 0673757560. OCLC Number: 43575925

CelebrationPress,. .

Is that your sister? :
ISBN: 0961187263. OCLC Number: 23940310

Our Child Press,. .

An adopted six-year-old girl tells about adoption and how she and her adopted sister feel about it.

Land of another sun /
ISBN: 0963881922. OCLC Number: 34432075

Shadow Play Press,. .

April and Geremy ride in a magic bubble to make-believe lands.

Lazy bones Jones
ISBN: 0007167733. OCLC Number: 56539935

HarperCollins,. .

Leaping Lena /
ISBN: 0763564117. OCLC Number: 50815063

Rigby,. .

Nico and his clever little pony, Lena, have to help his family keep their farm.

Little Prince Know-It-All /
ISBN: 0307263010. OCLC Number: 38593497

Golden Books,. .

Prince Caleb triumphs over his spoiled brother Omar when his parrot becomes the cleverest pet in the kingdom.

Sean's war
ISBN: 9780963881953. OCLC Number: 38841437

ShadowPlay Press,. .

Young Sean Callahan struggles to understand the conflict between his gentle immigrant stepmother and his gruff frontier father as northwestern Illinois erupts into war between the white settlers and the Sauk-Fox Indians led by their warrior chief Black Hawk.

Something in the air /
ISBN: 1893516032. OCLC Number: 70062821

Our Child Press,. .

When Ben, an abandoned puppy, is adopted by Mama Cat, he and his kitten sisters learn what being a family really means: sticking together when the going gets tough.

The shadowed unicorn
ISBN: 9781450269919. OCLC Number: 1057813827

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When their father dies suddenly, twelve-year-old twins Brendan and Nick, along with their mother and older sister Ami, move to an isolated old farm in the country, where the twins find themselves pulled into Ami's obsession with capturing a unicorn.

The shadowed unicorn /
ISBN: 0812628950. OCLC Number: 42934569

Front Street/Cricket Books,. .

When their father dies suddenly, twelve-year-old twins Brendan and Nick, along with their mother and older sister Ami, move to an isolated old farm in the country, where the twins find themselves pulled into Ami's obsession with capturing a unicorn.

Waiting to forget /
ISBN: 1608981150. OCLC Number: 764432984

Namelos,. .

T.J. and his sister, Angela, learn how to move forward and be happy while in foster care.