BookHounds Author Directory

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

Jonah Larson, Author & Crochet Prodigy

La Crosse, WI, USA

Jonah Larson of LaCrosse Wisconsin is a young entrepreneur and author who taught himself to crochet at age 5. By age 11, he had a large global YouTube following and published his book, Hello, Crochet Friends!

Demand for his crocheted items became so large that he closed shop and began designing apparel and memorabilia, which can be found in his online shop, Jonah's Hands.

Hello, Crochet Friends! by Jonah Larson

Hello, Crochet Friends! Making Art, Being Mindful, Giving Back: Do What Makes You Happy shares Jonah's story of how crochet has changed his life from his adoption to his struggles in school to his budding business. It also shares the art of crochet and the both his own creations and those of friends he's made around the world. This will be the first is a series of books about "Rock Star Kids" who do incredible things. This could be a good book to pair with a visit to the Textile Center Galleries.

Hello, Crochet Friends! by Jonah Larson

Amazon link

Jonah Larson's YouTube Channel and Crochet Tutorials:

To get tutorials straight from Jonah, follow his YouTube Channel here.

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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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