BookHounds Author Directory

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

Ioana Stoian, Children’s Book Author and Paper Artist


Ioana Stoian is a paper artist and a children's book author who lives in Minnesota with her family. She has published two books about origami and a board book that features her paper art. She has also had her artwork displayed in galleries and museums, including the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

4 Fun Facts About Ioana Stoian

  1. She enjoys baking fresh bread
  2. She likes to sew.
  3. She gardens.
  4. She loves tea.

Books by Ioana Stoian

Always Be You. Ioana's most recent book, this board book about love and acceptance of all is geared toward baby through early preschool aged children.

Always be You by Ioana Stoian

The Origami Garden: Amazing Flowers, Leaves, Bugs, and Other Backyard Critters. Use this book to create your own origami garden, complete with flowers, insects and animals.

Origami for All: Elegant Designs from Simple Folds

This book incorporates easy to follow directions and instructions in a variety of languages to make origami accessible to everyone.

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After reading her books, get inspired to create your own paper art. Visit ArtStart in St. Paul to stock up on your own paper and materials for creating origami and other paper art.

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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.
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Author Yvonne Pearson reads at a BookHounds Story Time.

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