Author & Illustrator

Marcie Colleen


Marcie Colleen is a former classroom teacher turned children’s book author. She is the author of THE SUPER HAPPY PARTY BEARS chapter book series with Macmillan/Imprint, as well her debut picture book, Love, Triangle, illustrated by Bob Shea (Balzer+Bray/HarperCollins), and Penguinaut!, illustrated by Emma Yarlett. Marcie is an expert on creating highly acclaimed Teacher’s Guides that align picture books and middle grade novels with the Common Core and state mandated standards. She is the Education Consultant for Picture Book Month and the Curriculum Developer for Time Traveler Tours & Tales. She is a frequent presenter at conferences for the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, as well as a faculty member for Kidlit Writing School, San Diego Writer’s Ink, and the University of California San Diego Extension. Her educational work in children’s literature has been recognized by School Library Journal, Publisher’s Weekly, and the Children’s Book Council. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education of English and Language Arts from Oswego State University and a master’s degree in Educational Theater from New York University. Although she will always be a Brooklynite at heart, Marcie lives in San Diego, California with her husband—artist Jonathan Lopes—and their mischievous sock monkey.

The Bear's Garden
Cruising for a Snoozing
Love, Triangle
Tiny Prancer
Bat to the Bone
The Jitterbug
Going Nuts
Staying a Hive
Knock Knock on Wood

Most Popular Marcie Colleen Books

    Marcie Colleen, Emma Yarlett
    Gnawing Around
    Marcie Colleen, Steve James
    Knock Knock on Wood
    Marcie Colleen, Steve James
    The Bear's Garden
    Marcie Colleen, Alison Oliver
    Love, Triangle
    Marcie Colleen, Bob Shea
    Staying a Hive
    Marcie Colleen, Steve James

Book Stats


All Marcie Colleen Books

2020The Bear's GardenAlison Oliver40
2018Penguinaut!Emma Yarlett32
2018Cruising for a SnoozingSteve James144
2017Love, TriangleBob Shea32
2017Tiny PrancerSteve James144
2017Bat to the BoneSteve James144
2017The JitterbugSteve James144
2017Going NutsSteve James144
2017Staying a HiveSteve James144
2016Knock Knock on WoodSteve James144
2016Gnawing AroundMarcie ColleenSteve James144


Emma Yarlett
Steve James
Alison Oliver
Bob Shea

Book Dedications by Marcie Colleen

  • Posies of gratitude to Susan
    The Bear's Garden