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Phyllis Root
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Phyllis Root

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Phyllis Root
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Biography

Phyllis Root is the author of over fifty books, almost all of them picture books, both fiction and non-fiction. Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble won the Minnesota Book Award, and Big Momma Makes the World won the Boston Globe Horn Book Award, and Plant a Pocket of Prairie and One North Star both won John Burroughs Riverby awards. Root was awarded a 2006 McKnight Fellowship for her book, Lucia and the Light. She has taught at the Loft, University of Minnesota, and in Vermont College's MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults program program.

Publications

Searching for Minnesota's Native Wildflowers: A Guide for Beginners, Botanists, and Everyone in Between
University of Minnesota Press, 2018

Anywhere Farm
Candlewick Press, 2017

One North Star
University of Minnesota Press, 2016

Snowy Sunday
Candlewick Press, 2015

Plant a Pocket of Prairie
University of Minnesota Press, 2013

Lilly and the Pirates
Boyds Mills Press, 2010

Big Belching Bog
University of Minnesota Press, 2010

Creak! Said the Bed
Candlewick Press, 2010

Flip, Flap, Fly!
Candlewick Press, 2009

Toot, Toot, Zoom!
Candlewick Press, 2009

Paula Bunyan
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2009

Aunt Nancy and the Bothersome Visitors
Candlewick Press, 2007

Looking for a Moose
Candlewick Press, 2006

Lucia and the Light
Candlewick Press, 2006

Quack!
Candlewick Press, 2005

Hop!
Candlewick Press, 2005

Who Said Boo?
Simon & Schuster, 2005

If You Want to See a Caribou
Houghton Mifflin, 2004

Ten Sleepy Sheep
Candlewick Press, 2004

The Name Quilt
Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, 2003

Big Momma Makes The World

Candlewick Press, 2003

Oliver Finds His Way
Candlewick Press, 2002

What's That Noise?
Candlewick Press, 2002

Mouse Has Fun
Candlewick Press, 2002

Mouse Goes Out
Candlewick Press, 2002

Rattletrap Car
Candlewick Press, 2001

Soggy Saturday
Candlewick Press, 2001

All for the Newborn Baby
Candlewick Press, 2000

Kiss the Cow!
Candlewick Press, 2000

Foggy Friday
Candlewick Press, 2000

Meow Monday
Candlewick Press, 2000

Hey, Tabby Cat!
Candlewick Press, 2000

Here Comes Tabby Cat
Candlewick Press, 2000

Grandmother Winter
Candlewick Press, 1999

Turnover Tuesday
Candlewick Press, 1998

Aunt Nancy and Cousin Lazybones
Candlewick Press, 1998

One Duck Stuck
Candlewick Press, 1998

What Baby Wants
Candlewick Press, 1998

Rosie's Fiddle
Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1997

The Hungry Monster
Candlewick Press, 1996

Aunt Nancy and Old Man Trouble
Candlewick Press, 1996

Mrs. Potter's Pig
Candlewick Press, 1996

Contrary Bear
HarperCollins, 1996

One Windy Wednesday
Candlewick Press, 1996

Coyote and the Magic Woods
Lothrop Lee & Shepard, 1993

Sam Who Went to Sea
Candlewick Press, 1994

The Listening Silence
Harper and Row, 1992

The Old Red Rocking Chair
Arcade Publishing, 1992

Soup for Supper
Harper and Row, 1986

Moon Tiger
Henry Holt and Company, 1985




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