Janet Lawler


I love writing fiction and nonfiction for children, including prose and poetry. Three of my 20+ books have appeared in the Scholastic Book Clubs, and two have been featured selections of the Children’s Book of the Month Club. Several have been translated into other languages. My recent picture books include Rain Forest Colors and Ocean Counting (named an Outstanding Science Trade Book for 2014 by the National Science Teachers’ Association), Love Is Real, Fright School, and Mirabel’s Missing Valentines. I also write and collaborate on holiday and seasonal pop-up books, including LEAVES and SHELLS. I love finding humor in everyday life, and I’m fascinated by the natural world. Visitors to my backyard include rabbits, hawks, bears, foxes, chipmunks, squirrels, turkeys, deer, and many birds.

Most Popular Janet Lawler Books

Mirabel's Missing Valentines book
making friends · valentines · shyness
Mirabel's Missing Valentines
holidays · Halloween · monsters · school
Fright School
Winter Cats book
being different · cats
Winter Cats

All Janet Lawler Books

The Little Engine That Could Book Series


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