Twin Cities Business Listing

Marion Dane Bauer, Children’s Book Author

Details:

Probably best known for her Newbery Award winning book, On My Honor, local author Marion Dane Bauer has written everything from picture books through middle grade novels. Over the years, she has won other awards, including the Jane Addams Peace Association Children's Book Award for Rain of Fire, Although she admits in her bio that the "contemporary novel for young people" are her favorites to write, she has written an equal amount of picture books.

Books by Marion Dane Bauer

Bauer has written over 100 books, more than we could list here, but you can find a list of books on her website. Interestingly, while I, after reading Bauer's middle-grade novels, found her writing challenging and heart-wrenching, Gianna, who has spent more time with Bauer's picture books, describes her writing as defined by "animated peace". I think ultimately this shows Bauer's range and depth and ability to write to her audience.

These are some of our favorite books:

Find more on our Bookshop author list, including a several Learn-to-Read books.

On My Honor

On my Honor is Bauer's Newberry Award novel. This short book (under 100 pages) is a middle grade book. We read it in one sitting and I cried through the final chapters. I recommend grabbing a box of tissues before starting. Sensitive children may have a hard time with this book as it deals with death, guilt and responsibility, and doesn't sugar coat or try to fully resolve those big issues. Unlike many children's books, it doesn't have a direct moral lesson. It's more of a conversation starter and a way to get kids to think deeper about big issues. I found it to be a cross between The Tell Tale Heart and A Taste of Blackberries.

  • Age Range: 10 - 12 years
  • Grade Level: 5 - 7

On My Honor by Marion Dane Bauer

Articles Related to Marion Dane Bauer


This article includes an affiliate link to Bookshop.org, an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. Family Fun Twin Cities receives a small commission on books ordered through our link. If you want to find a specific local bookstore to support, find them on this map and they’ll receive the full profit off your order. Otherwise, your order will contribute to an earnings pool that will be evenly distributed among independent bookstores (even those that don’t use Bookshop). Learn more here.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Send message to moderator

   

Keep Browsing Twin Cities Businesses:

Scroll to Top