BookHounds Author Directory

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

Nina Crittenden, Children’s Book Author and Illustrator


Nina Crittenden is a children's book illustrator who calls Minnesota home. The artwork in her book is ink and watercolor. The Three Little Pugs is her first book as author/illustrator, but she has illustrated two books before that.


3 Fun Facts About Nina Crittenden

We learned these from her bio on Amazon.

  1. She considers herself a tea enthusiast.
  2. She lives with her husband and daughters
  3. Her family includes a guinea pig, pugs, bunnies, and fish

BookHounds Invites Illustrator Nina Crittenden

September 11, 2016

From what I have experienced, a picture book illustrator is a fun person. Especially those from Minnesota. I guess I could be biased, but I don't think so. At the beginning of August, we met Mike Wohnoutka and today we meet Nina Crittenden.

More information from this episode is included in the links below.

FFTC BookHounds was proud to be sponsored by Addendum Books, who hosted this interview.

Show Notes

  2. Stephen Shaskan 
  3. Trisha Speed Shaskan 
  4. Teresa Kietlinski
  5. Lori Mortenson 
  6. Elizabeth Baum 

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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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