Author & Illustrator

Jane Yolen


Jane Yolen (hailed as the “Aesop of the twentieth century”) has written more than 350 books, won numerous awards, and received six honorary doctorates in literature. She lives outside Springfield, Massachusetts, where a bear really did visit her porch.

Bear Outside
How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?
Plymouth Rocks!: The Stone-Cold Truth
Rum Pum Pum
Emily Writes
What to Do with a String
Merbaby's Lullaby
A Kite for Moon
A Mirror to Nature
You Nest Here with Me
Crow Not Crow

Most Popular Jane Yolen Books

    Owl Moon
    Jane Yolen, John Schoenherr
    How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?
    Mark Teague, Jane Yolen
    How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?
    Mark Teague, Jane Yolen
    How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?
    Jane Yolen, Mark Teague
    How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms?
    Mark Teague, Jane Yolen
    How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?
    Jane Yolen, Mark Teague

Book Stats


All Jane Yolen Books

2021Bear OutsideJane YolenJen Corace32
2020How Do Dinosaurs Say I Love You?Jane YolenMark Teague34
2020Plymouth Rocks!: The Stone-Cold TruthJane YolenSam Streed32
2020Rum Pum PumDavid L. Harrison, Jane YolenAnjan Sarkar40
2020Emily WritesJane YolenChristine Davenier40
2019What to Do with a StringJane YolenC. F. Payne32
2019Merbaby's LullabyJane YolenElizabeth O. Dulemba24
2019A Kite for MoonJane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. StempleMatt Phelan32
2019A Mirror to NatureJane YolenJason Stemple32
2019You Nest Here with MeJane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. StempleMelissa Sweet28
2018Crow Not CrowJane Yolen36
2018A Bear Sat on My Porch TodayJane YolenRilla Alexander32
2018Not One Damsel in DistressJane YolenJane YolenSusan Guevara144
2018How Do Dinosaurs Learn to Read?Jane YolenMark Teague40
2016What To Do With a BoxJane YolenChris Sheban32
2016How Do Dinosaurs Stay Friends?Jane YolenMark Teague40
2015How Do Dinosaurs Stay Safe?Jane YolenMark Teague40
2013How Do Dinosaurs Say I'M MAD?Jane YolenMark Teague40
2012Curse of the Thirteenth Fey: The True Tale of Sleeping BeautyJane YolenJane Yolen304
2012How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah?Jane YolenMark Teague32
2012Take Two!J. Patrick Lewis, Jane YolenSophie Blackall72
2012How Do Dinosaurs Eat Cookies?Jane YolenMark Teague14
2011How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Birthday?Jane YolenMark Teague12
2010Not All Princesses Dress in PinkJane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. StempleAnne-Sophie Lanquetin32
2007Sleep, Black Bear, SleepJane Yolen, Heidi E. Y. StempleBrooke Dyer32
2007How Do Dinosaurs Go to School?Jane YolenMark Teague40
2006How Do Dinosaurs Play with Their Friends?Jane YolenMark Teague12
2005How Do Dinosaurs Eat Their Food?Jane YolenMark Teague40
2004How Do Dinosaurs Count to Ten?Jane YolenMark Teague12
2004How Do Dinosaurs Clean Their Rooms?Jane YolenMark Teague12
2003How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon?Jane YolenMark Teague40
2002Hippolyta and the Curse of the AmazonsJane Yolen248
2001Dragon's Boy: A Tale of Young King ArthurJane Yolen128
2000How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night?Jane YolenMark Teague32
1998Fearless Girls, Wise Women, and Beloved SistersKathleen Ragan, Jane Yolen450
1997Sleeping UglyJane YolenDiane Stanley64
1987Owl MoonJane YolenJohn Schoenherr32
1974The Girl Who Cried Flowers and Other TalesJane YolenDavid Palladini55


John Schoenherr
Mark Teague
Heidi E. Y. Stemple
Anne-Sophie Lanquetin
Chris Sheban
Kathleen Ragan
Melissa Sweet
Matt Phelan
Diane Stanley
Elizabeth O. Dulemba
David L. Harrison
Anjan Sarkar
J. Patrick Lewis
Sophie Blackall
Brooke Dyer
Rilla Alexander
Susan Guevara
Sam Streed
Christine Davenier
Jen Corace
David Palladini
C. F. Payne
Jason Stemple

Book Dedications by Jane Yolen

  • To Yo, her book
    Plymouth Rocks!: The Stone-Cold Truth
  • To the three women who share my Emily passion: daughter Heidi, granddaughter Maddison, and editor Christy Ottaviano; and with thanks to Jane Wald of the Emily Dickinson Museum, who read my manuscript and gave me (as always) astute comments
    Emily Writes