BookHounds Author Directory

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

Angela and Rick Blesi, Creators of Sticking with Family

(651) 249-1885

Rick and Angela Blesi are St. Paul residents and grandparents who created the Sticking with Family books to share with their own grandchild. These personalized sticker books were designed to help grandparents connect with young grandchildren no matter how close together or far apart they live. Each book comes with stickers made from photos of the grandparents and grandchildren's faces. The child can then put themselves and their grandparents into the stories as the books are read to them.

These books were created for grandparents to read with their grandchildren, but if the grandparents live far away, parents could read the books with their children to remind them of their grandparents. The books were created for children between the ages of 2 and 5, but could be adjusted for slightly older and younger kids.

Books are only available through their website.

Sticking With Family Visits Bookhounds

In June of 2017, Angela and Rick Blesi visited bookhounds to share their sticker books with our book club families. Gianna shared a video of that visit on Facebook. Click the link below to view it. 

See A Video of the Blesis's visit to Bookhounds Here

Sticking with Family

Angela and Rick Blesi Visit Bookhounds

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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

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