BookHounds Author Directory

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

Mike Wohnoutka – Children’s Book Author & Illustrator


Mike Wohnoutka is an author and illustrator of children's books who lives in Minneapolis. He has over 25 published books. Gianna has had the opportunity to interview him for BookHounds regarding the book This is NOT a Cat which he created with David LaRochelle. You can watch the video below:

Mike Wohnoutka's most recent picture book is So Big!

So Big! by Mike Wohnoutka

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Bear is so big, and he's ready to start school!
But even if you're SO BIG, you might feel a little nervous at times.
Can Bear brave his first day and find a way to make it feel just right?
A clever and charming story, So Big! will help young readers through all the important first steps in life.

Other Books Written by Mike Wohnoutka

Books illustrated by Mike Wohnoutka

  • A Teacher for Bear by Anne Marie Pace
  • Can't Sleep Without Sheep by Susanna Leonard Hill
  • The Christmas Elf Countdown! by Random House
  • Counting Sheep by Julie Glass
  • Cowboy Sam and Those Confounded Secrets by Kitty Griffin, Kathy Combs
  • Davey's Blue-Eyed Frog by Patricia Harrison Easton
  • The Foot-Stomping Adventures of Clementine Sweet by Kitty Griffin, Kathy Combs
  • Hanukkah Bear Hanukkah Bear by Eric A. Kimmel
  • Harvest Party! by Jennifer O'Connell
  • Jack's House by Karen Magnuson Beil
  • Johnny Appleseed: My Story by David L. Harrison
  • Just Like My Papa by Toni Buzzeo
  • Look What the Cat Dragged in by Gary Hogg
  • Mama's Little Duckling by Marjorie Parker
  • Moo! by David LaRochelle

  • My Bibi Always Remembers by Toni Buzzeo
  • My Dad Can Do Anything by Stephen Krensky
  • Stay Close to Mama by Toni Buzzeo
  • This Is NOT a Cat! by David LaRochelle
  • The Twelve Days of Christmas in Minnesota by Constance Van Hoven
  • The Unusual Mind of Vincent Shadow by Tim Kehoe
  • When The Wizzy Foot Goes Walking by Roni Schotter

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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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