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  • Bibliography:
    15 Books
  • First Book:
    January 1988
  • Latest Book:
    February 2004
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Book List in Order: 15 titles

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    A beautifully nostalgic picture book about one grandfather's younger days that shows you're only as old as you feel!

    "In this affectionate story, three children follow their grandfather up to the attic, where he pulls out his old bowler hat, g...

  • In 1847, Araminta is upset by the loss of her new wooden paintbox during their cross-country trip from Boston to California, but through a series of accidents, the paintbox follows its owner across country by another route...

  • With their mother working nights, it is hard for Rachel and her younger brother, Josh, to find time to spend with Mom, except when they spend the early morning talking about work and school, sharing quiet time, and watching the sun come up....

  • It's hard to leave your home and friends, but the Nazis have invaded Clara's native Austria, and her Jewish family is no longer safe. Clara and her family take only what they can carry and travel by night to the Swiss border, where they hope to escap...

  • A girl named Cricket describes the effects on the people of the small town of Bean, Pennsylvania, when they learn that someone from the moving pictures is coming to their town to look for a person to be in a picture show....

Award-Winning Books by Karen Ackerman

Song and Dance Man
1989 Caldecott Medal -- Picture Book

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Karen Ackerman has published 15 books.

Karen Ackerman does not have a new book coming out soon. The latest book, Bean's Big Day, was published in February 2004.

The first book by Karen Ackerman, Song and Dance Man, was published in January 1988.

No. Karen Ackerman does not write books in series.