BookHounds Author Directory

Meet some of our favorite Minnesota children’s book authors in our BookHounds Author directory:

Deborah Jo Larson, Children’s Book Author


Deborah Jo Larson is a local children's book author. She was born right here in St. Paul and continues to call Minnesota her home. Larson claims she began her career as a playwright and puppeteer, but soon learned her sold-out performances in her parent’s garage were mainly due to free popcorn. She published her first picture book, One Frozen Lake (affiliate link)in 2012 through the MN Historical Society Press.

Read more about One Frozen Lake in Gianna's interview with Ms. Larson from 2013.

Fun with Deborah Jo Larson

If you like to stretch your books a bit further, you can find coloring pages and a collage-starter to go with One Frozen Lake here. Make the experience real each winter. Check out our Family Fun Calendar for kid-friendly ice fishing activities. There are always quite a few each year.

*This is an Amazon affiliate link. While purchasing through this link does not increase your price, we receive a few cents from each purchase. 

One Frozen Lake by Deborah Jo Larson

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We love our wonderful community of local children's book authors in Minnesota. Minnesota kids books cover all types of books from fiction to nonfiction. There are books about penguins, books about the ocean and, of course, books about Minnesota. Whatever you are looking for, chances are we have something great coming out of our great state.

Historically, While we Minnesotan's have to share Laura Ingalls Wilder with several other states, we do get to claim Wanda Gag, author of Millions of Cats, and Maud Hart Lovelace, author of the Betsy-Tacy books and the inspiration for the Maud Hart Lovelace Awards.

Three Reasons to Add Books by Minnesota Children's Book Authors to Your Own Bookshelves:

Besides the fact that they are producing some very high quality books for kids, there are some great reasons to add these books to your own bookshelf:

  1. You can often get your books autographed at book releases and other author events.
  2. Sometimes these local book authors do school visits.
  3. If you like the hunt of collecting used books, I've had really good luck finding autographed copies of these books when hitting the thrift stores. It's always exciting to find a book by someone local, but even more so, when I open the cover and find an autograph.
Minnesota Children's Book Authors at BookHounds Events

Author Yvonne Pearson reads at a BookHounds Story Time.

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