Meet Mary Casanova
Mary Casanova is an award-winning children’s author of more than twenty books for young readers, from picture books to series to novels. Many of her books reflect her life on the Minnesota-Canadian border. Some of her stories have taken her as far away as France, Norway, and Belize for research. Her book awards include: American Library Association “Notable,” Aesop Accolades by the American Folklore Society, a Parents’ Choice “Gold” Award, and Booklist Editor Choice.
Casanova grew up in a family of ten children in St. Paul, Minnesota. In a bustling camp-like atmosphere, Casanova found that writing became her voice. She also says she was a reluctant reader, which is why she now has two main writing goals—“to write books that matter, and to write books that kids can’t put down.”
- Keep ’em Reading: Hometown Storytelling Festivals
Tips for starting a beloved tradition in your own town.
- Curriculum Connections: Travel and Transportation
Train car reproducibles.
- Author Extensions: Laura Kvasnosky
Suitcase and sleeping bag patterns.
- Library Lessons: Moving On
Transportation titles that cover planes, trains, automobiles, and more!
- Storytime: Take a Trip
More read-aloud titles and musical suggestions for this storytime program.
- Fiction/Nonfiction: Making the Most of Road Trips
Article resource: “Read Around the Country”.