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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Janice DelNegro  

Pen Name: Janice M. DelNegro


Audience: Children; Children;

Born: 1955 in Bronx, New York

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Illinois Connection

Del Negro is an Associate Professor at Dominican University in River Forest. She lives in Brookfield.

Biographical and Professional Information

Janice Del Negro, PhD, Associate Professor at the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Dominican University in River Forest, Illinois. She teaches Children’s Literature, Storytelling, and Young Adult Literature. A member of the Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, DelNegro has written several books and collaborated with Ellin Greene on the classic textbook, ''Storytelling: Art & Technique''. She conducts workshops on storytelling, book reviewing, writing and reading motivation and has been featured at several Festivals including the University of Illinois Youth Literature Festival and both the Illinois and National Storytelling Festivals.

Published Works

  • Storytelling: Art and Technique, Libraries Unlimited, 1980 - written with Ellin Greene.
  • Lucy Dove, DK Publishing Merchandise, 1998
  • Willa and the Wind, Marshal Cavendish Children's Books, 2005
  • Passion and Poison, Marshal Cavendish Children's Books, 2007
  • Folktales Aloud: Practical Advice for Playful Storytelling, American Library Association Editions, 2013

Selected Titles At Your Library

Storytelling :
ISBN: 1591586003. OCLC Number:

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This edition provides both a history of storytelling in libraries and accessible instruction for bringing storytelling to contemporary listeners. It details the selection, preparation, and presentation of stories, as well as planning and administration of a storytelling program. Full texts of 13 stories for various ages and occasions are included, as is an extensive list of resources. Bonus essays offer a fascinating international perspective through a survey of storytelling in Ireland and the British Isles and a look at storytelling in contemporary China. Complete with everything one needs to know to launch a successful storytelling program.

Lucy Dove /
ISBN: 0789425149. OCLC Number:

DK Pub.,. New York :. 1998.

While sewing the laird's trews by moonlight in a haunted churchyard in return for a sackful of gold, an aging seamstress outwits a terrible monster.

Willa and the wind /
ISBN: 076145232x. OCLC Number:

Marshall Cavendish Children,. New York :. ©2005.

A mischievous north wind and a dishonest innkeeper try to outsmart young Willa Rose Mariah McVale, who must use trickery to claim what is rightfully hers.

Passion and poison :
ISBN: 076145361x. OCLC Number:

Marshall Cavendish,. New York :. ©2007.

Contains eight short stories about female ghosts, all authored by Janice Del Negro.

Folktales aloud :
ISBN: 0838911358. OCLC Number:

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Speaking Engagements

Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

DelNegro will present to all age groups. Her subjects include

  • Folk Tales/Fairy Tales/Fables/Tall Tales
  • Ghost/Scary
  • Literary
  • Multicultural
  • Myths
  • Original She also will give Storytelling Workshops for Educators, Librarians, Storytellers and Students.