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.

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

Most Popular Marcie Colleen Books

    Marcie Colleen, Emma Yarlett
    Going Nuts
    Steve James, Marcie Colleen
    Bat to the Bone
    Marcie Colleen, Steve James
    Staying a Hive
    Marcie Colleen, Steve James
    The Jitterbug
    Marcie Colleen, Steve James
    Gnawing Around
    Marcie Colleen, Steve James

Book Stats


All Marcie Colleen Books

2021Creepy CafetoriumColleen AF Venable, Joe McGee, Paul Ritchey, Nick Murphy, Marcie Colleen240
2020The Bear's GardenMarcie ColleenAlison Oliver40
2018Penguinaut!Marcie ColleenEmma Yarlett32
2018Cruising for a SnoozingMarcie ColleenSteve James144
2017Love, TriangleMarcie ColleenBob Shea32
2017Tiny PrancerMarcie ColleenSteve James144
2017The JitterbugMarcie ColleenSteve James144
2017Bat to the BoneMarcie ColleenSteve James144
2017Staying a HiveMarcie ColleenSteve James144
2017Going NutsMarcie ColleenSteve James144
2016Knock Knock on WoodMarcie ColleenSteve James144
2016Gnawing AroundMarcie ColleenMarcie ColleenSteve James144


Emma Yarlett
Steve James
Bob Shea
Colleen AF Venable
Joe McGee
Paul Ritchey
Nick Murphy
Alison Oliver

Book Dedications by Marcie Colleen

  • Posies of gratitude to Susan
    The Bear's Garden