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janet blueI love being a children's author. I write picture books, both
fiction and nonfiction, and also nonfiction for older readers.

I am delighted to share my writing life with you. Look around
to find out about me, my award-winning books, news & events,
and how to contact me.

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~ Janet


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Animal Teachers

animal teachers

Platinum & Gold Best Book Awards from Oppenheim Toy Portfolio; Great reviews in Kirkus Reviews and Publishers Weekly!
Short lyrical entries portray how twelve different animals
are taught various "lessons."
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Star of the Sea: A Day in the Life of a Starfish

star of the sea

Outstanding Science Trade Book: Nat Science Teachers Assn
Wisconsin Writers Children's Literature Award
Junior Library Guild Selection

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Home in the Cave

home in the cave

Gold Gelett Burgess Award—Growing-up Category 
"All things nocturnal and furry come alive. . ."
—ForeWord Book Reviews
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Grandma Is a Slowpoke

"Halfmann's nature walk from a chld's perspective is spot-on . . . A sweet celebration of intergenerational slowpokery." Kirkus Reviews
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