Eileen Spinelli

Eileen fell in love with words and decided to become a writer as a young child at Sellers Memorial Library. She is the author of many children's books, along with being a mother and a grandmother, and currently lives with her husband, Jerry Spinelli, who is also an author in Pennsylvania. When she is not writing books (which she does longhand, and then on an electric typewriter), she enjoys drinking tea, picking herbs, trying on hats and star-gazing with her husband.

Most Recent Book
Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class book



Where do you get your ideas?

I go into a pet shop. I see a cute heap of kittens. I get an idea. I read the newspaper--a story about a whooping crane. I get an idea. I look at old family photos. I get an idea. Ideas have a way of presenting themselves as I go about my life.

Who is your favorite author?

Jerry Spinelli

How many children do you have?

We have 6 children and 16 grandchildren.

Where do you write?

I usually write in my office. It's on the second floor of our home. It's quite cozy. Plants in the windows. My desk our old dining room table. Teddy bears. Photos of my favorite people. The world's most comfortable chair. And lots of books. Sometimes I write at the library. Or the train station. Or the airport.

What do you like to do when you're not writing?

Lots of things. I like to hang out with the old movies... travel... walk on the beach (off season)... tend my herb garden... browse in book stores and thrift shops... collect river rocks and teapots... and bake (my husband Jerry loves peach pie and chocolate cake!)

chapter Books

picture Books

helping others · kindness · friendship
Peace Week in Miss Fox's Class
health · playing · sleep · good behavior · food
Miss Fox's Class Shapes Up
good behavior · kindness · lying
Miss Fox's Class Gets It Wrong
money · entrepreneurship · problem solving
Miss Fox's Class Earns a Field Trip
Buzz book
bugs and insects
Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch book
being nice · love · kindness
Somebody Loves You Mr. Hatch


Joanne Lew-Vriethoff
Anne Kennedy
Paul Yalowitz
Vincent Nguyen
Join Our Kids Book Club
Learn More