BookHounds Author Directory

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

Mary Casanova, Local Children’s Book Author


Mary Casanova is an award-winning children's author of novels and picture books. Many of her books stem from her life on the Minnesota-Canadian border; yet some of her stories have taken her as far away as France, Norway, and Belize for research. Whatever the setting for her books, Casanova writes stories that matter--and stories that kids can't put down.

children's author

Read More of Mary Casanova's Bio - Used with Permission

BookHounds Invites: Mary Casanova
Multigenre Author for Young Readers

In April of 2016, Gianna interviewed Mary Casanova as part of the BookHounds Invites series. Watch the interview below:

Mary Casanova, a delightful lady from the North Woods in Minnesota, took time to chat with us, BookHounds, about her newest book Wake Up, Island!, her previous works, what it is like to be an author, and so much more. 

"My goal has never changed from the beginning.  I want to write stories that matter and books that readers can't put down."

The video production is not great since it's from the Periscope App, but it's worth it.

See Show Notes Below

"My hope is that this inspires parents and kids to just say, 'Let's get outside. Let's go explore nature.' "

-Mary Casanova, author of Wake Up, Island!

Books by Mary Casanova

The following is a list of books by Mary Casanova. Links are Amazon affiliate links and Family Fun Twin Cities receives a small commission off of sales from these links.

Picture Books

One-Dog Canoe by Mary Casanova

Young Adult Novels

Frozen by Mary Casanova

Historical Fiction Novels

Cecile by Mary Casanova

Contemporary & American Girl™ Novels

Dog Watch Series

  • Dog Watch, book 1: Trouble in Pembroke
  • Dog Watch, book 2: Dog-napped
  • Dog Watch, book 3: Danger at Snow Hill
  • Dog Watch, book 4: To Catch a Burglar
  • Dog Watch, book 5: Extreme Stunt Dogs
  • Dog Watch, book 6: The Turtle Hatching Mystery

*Book links are Amazon affiliate links.
*Bio and Photos used with permission from Mary Casanova

Articles Related to Mary Casanova




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.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

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Send message to moderator

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.

More About BookHounds:

BookHounds is the name Family Fun Twin Cities has given to everything to do with books, reading and authors.

© 2020 Family Fun Twin Cities LLC. All Rights Reserved. PO Box 120034 New Brighton, MN 55112, USA