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

Prairie Days
Wondrous Rex
My Friend Earth
Hundred-Year Barn
Chicken Talk
Just Dance
Poet's Dog
Barkus Dog Dreams
Little Robot Alone

Most Popular Patricia MacLachlan Books

    Sarah, Plain and Tall
    Patricia MacLachlan
    You Were the First
    Patricia MacLachlan, Stephanie Graegin
    Hundred-Year Barn
    Patricia MacLachlan, Kenard Pak
    My Friend Earth
    Patricia MacLachlan, Francesca Sanna
    Grandfather's Dance
    Patricia MacLachlan
    Patricia MacLachlan

Book Stats


All Patricia MacLachlan Books

2020Prairie DaysPatricia MacLachlanMicha Archer40
2020Wondrous RexPatricia MacLachlan96
2020My Friend EarthPatricia MacLachlanFrancesca Sanna44
2019Hundred-Year BarnPatricia MacLachlanKenard Pak48
2019Chicken TalkPatricia MacLachlanJarrett J. Krosoczka32
2018Just DancePatricia MacLachlan128
2018Poet's DogPatricia MacLachlan112
2018Barkus Dog DreamsPatricia MacLachlanMarc Boutavant52
2018Little Robot AlonePatricia MacLachlan, Emily MacLachlan CharestMatt Phelan40
2017BarkusPatricia MacLachlanMarc Boutavant56
2016The Moon's Almost HerePatricia MacLachlanTomie dePaola32
2015Fly AwayPatricia MacLachlan128
2015Sarah, Plain and TallPatricia MacLachlan112
2014White Fur FlyingPatricia MacLachlanPatricia MacLachlan112
2013You Were the FirstPatricia MacLachlanStephanie Graegin40
2012The Boxcar Children Beginning: The Aldens of Fair Meadow FarmPatricia MacLachlanTim Jessell144
2007Grandfather's DancePatricia MacLachlan84
2005More Perfect Than the MoonPatricia MacLachlan80
2004Caleb's StoryPatricia MacLachlan128
2004SkylarkPatricia MacLachlan112
2002Cassie BinegarPatricia MacLachlan128
1998What You Know FirstPatricia MacLachlanBarry Moser32
1994All the Places to LovePatricia MacLachlanMike Wimmer32
1983Through Grandpa's EyesPatricia MacLachlanDeborah Kogan Ray40


Stephanie Graegin
Kenard Pak
Francesca Sanna
Mike Wimmer
Deborah Kogan Ray
Marc Boutavant
Barry Moser
Micha Archer
Jarrett J. Krosoczka
Tim Jessell
Tomie dePaola
Emily MacLachlan Charest
Matt Phelan

Book Dedications by Patricia MacLachlan

  • For Rubin and Mara, with love.
    My Friend Earth