Author & Illustrator

Patricia MacLachlan

Patricia MacLachlan is a versatile and prolific author whose titles range from picture books to novels, including the Newbery Medal–winning Sarah, Plain and Tall. Barkus was inspired by the imagined adventures of her neighbor’s dog. She lives in Massachusetts

Most Recent Book
Chicken Talk book

"About" via Chronicle Fall 2018 Catalog.

chapter Books

news and reporting · dance · farm · summer
Just Dance
helping others · poetry · weather · siblings · family
Fly Away
Age 8 · Best Children's Books by Age · classic chapter · newbery
Sarah, Plain and Tall
dogs · friendship · moving · love
White Fur Flying

picture Books

chickens · mischief · animals · farm
Chicken Talk
Barkus Dog Dreams book
adventure · dogs · imagination
Barkus Dog Dreams
hard work · loneliness · robots
Little Robot Alone
Barkus book
dogs · imagination · adventure
bedtime · animal homes · animals · the moon · getting ready for bed
The Moon's Almost Here
You Were the First book
new parents · new sibling
You Were the First
Through Grandpa's Eyes book
grandpa · disabilities · empathy
Through Grandpa's Eyes


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Matt Phelan
Emily MacLachlan Charest
Tomie dePaola
Stephanie Graegin
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Deborah Kogan Ray
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