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.

Most Popular Marcie Colleen Books

Penguinaut! book
the moon · astronauts · penguins
Love, Triangle book
Love, Triangle
birds · bears
Knock Knock on Wood

All Marcie Colleen Books

Super Happy Party Bears Book Series

Marcie Colleen on Twitter


Steve James
Emma Yarlett
Alison Oliver
Bob Shea

Book Dedications by Marcie Colleen

  • Posies of gratitude to Susan
    The Bear's Garden

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Books Stats

1Authored & Illustrated

Most Recent Book

The Bear's Garden book
community · gardening
The Bear's Garden

Highest Rated Book

The Bear's Garden book
community · gardening
The Bear's Garden

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