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.

Good Night, Little Engine
Kindergarten Hat
Winter Cats
Mirabel's Missing Valentines
Fright School

Books by Janet Lawler

    Janet Lawler, Lindsay Dale-Scott
    If Kisses Were Colors
    Janet Lawler, Alison Jay
    Good Night, Little Engine
    Watty Piper, Janet Lawler, Jill Howarth
    Fright School
    Chiara Galletti, Janet Lawler
    Mirabel's Missing Valentines
    Janet Lawler, Olivia Chin Mueller
    Kindergarten Hat
    Janet Lawler, Geraldine Rodriguez

Book Stats


All Janet Lawler Books

2020Good Night, Little EngineWatty Piper, Janet LawlerJill Howarth32
2020Kindergarten HatJanet LawlerGeraldine Rodriguez32
2019Winter CatsJanet LawlerEla Smietanka32
2018Mirabel's Missing ValentinesJanet LawlerOlivia Chin Mueller32
2018Fright SchoolJanet LawlerChiara Galletti32
2017LeavesJanet LawlerLindsay Dale-Scott7
2010If Kisses Were ColorsJanet LawlerAlison Jay22


Lindsay Dale-Scott
Alison Jay
Watty Piper
Jill Howarth
Chiara Galletti
Olivia Chin Mueller
Geraldine Rodriguez
Ela Smietanka