Barb Rosenstock loves true stories best. She likes to combine her love of research and fun language into books that bring the inspiring stories of history to life. Barb always told stories in school (not all of them were true!) but thought writing was too hard until she was grown up. It wasn’t until she read picture books to her sons that she found the perfect way to tell short stories about the past and her work as a children’s author began. Barb lives near Chicago with her husband, sons, two big poodles and hundreds of interesting books.
Her books include The Noisy Paint Box (2015 Caldecott Honor), illustrated by Mary Grandpré, as well as Ben Franklin’s Big Splash, The Streak: How Joe DiMaggio Became America’s Hero, Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library, The Camping Trip that Changed America, The Littlest Mountain and Fearless: the story of racing legend Louise Smith.
Learn more about Barb on her website.