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Illinois Center for the Book

Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Janan Cain  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Children;

Born: in

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Illinois Connection

Cain grew up in Darien and now lives in Riverside.

Biographical and Professional Information

Janan Cain is an author and illustrator. She used her own two young daughters as models for many of the illustrations in "The Way I Feel."

Selected Titles At Your Library

The way I feel /
ISBN: 1884734715. OCLC Number:

Parenting Press,. Seattle, Wash. :. ©2000.

Illustrations and rhyming text portray children experiencing a range of emotions, including frustration, shyness, jealousy, and pride.

Roonie B. Moonie :
ISBN: 0974019089. OCLC Number:

Illumination Arts,. Bellevue, WA :. 2007.

Lost in a strange, unfamiliar place, an adventurous young bee must follow his instincts and use his head in order to avoid danger and keep himself safe.

The way I act /
ISBN: 1884734995. OCLC Number:

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Rhyming text and color illustrations introduce young readers to ways in which children exemplify positive behaviors.


The Way I Feel

  • First Place, Publishers Association of the West’s 18th Annual Western U.S. Book Design and Production Competition for Children’s Picture Book
  • Finalist, “Book of the Year” Contest for Children’s Picture Book, ForeWord Magazine, 2001
  • Finalist, Benjamin Franklin Award for Children’s Picture Book, 2001
  • Lost and Alone

  • Winner, "Book of the Year" award, Creative Child Magazine, 2008
  • Finalist, “Book of the Year” Contest for Children’s Picture Book, ForeWord Magazine, 2008
  • Finalist, Independent Publisher Book Award for the category of Children's Picture Book (ages 6 and under)

    , 2008

  • Winner, "Top 10 Book" award, The Best You Can Be Foundation, 2008
  • "Gold" Winner, Mom’s Choice Awards for "Children’s Picture Book — Values & Life Lessons", 2009
  • First Place Winner, Purple Dragonfly Book Awards for Children's Books, 2009
  • Honorable Mention, Eric Hoffer Book Award for Children's Picture Book, 2009

    Speaking Engagements

    Speaking Engagement Availability (Yes)

    To schedule an interview, school or library appearance with Janan Cain, please contact the Parenting Press publicity coordinator at (800)

    992-6657, ext. 105 or (206)

    364-2900, ext. 105 or