Molly, by Golly! The Legend of Molly Williams, America’s First Female Firefighter
Illustrated by Kathleen Kemly, Published by Boyds Mills & Kane (formerly Calkins Creek/Boyds Mills Press)
This legendary tale introduces young readers to Molly Williams, an African American cook for New York City’s Fire Company 11, who is considered to be the first known female firefighter in U.S. history.
Top 100 Recommended African-American Children’s Books by AALBC.com (African-American Literature Book Club)
Bronze Medal in Children’s Literature, Florida Book Awards
Book Award Honor for Language Arts Grades K-6, International Society of School Librarians
ALA Amelia Bloomer Book List for Feminist Literature
It’s a Firefly Night
Art by Betsy Snyder, Published by Blue Apple Books
Celebrates a favorite childhood pastime—catching fireflies on a summer night—with a one-to-ten counting concept built into a charming story.
Silver Medal in Children’s Literature division, Florida Book Awards
Gold Medal in Children’s Book category, Oppenheim Toy Portfolio
It’s a Seashell Day
Art by Elliot Kreloff, Published by Blue Apple Books
This cozy companion title to the author’s beloved It’s a Firefly Night offers a captivating narrative featuring nature and counting, capped off with a spread about shells.
Gold Medal in Children’s Literature division, Florida Book Awards
In addition to the above favorites, below are several other popular books by Dianne from the past. Look for them at your local library, used bookseller, or maybe even the corner little free library.
- Ten Monkey Jamboree – Pictures by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin, Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster Children’s
- Pillow Pup – Illustrated by Marielle D’Allance, Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster Children’s
- Sixteen Runaway Pumpkins – Illustrated by Anne-Sophie Lanquetin, Margaret K. McElderry Books/Simon & Schuster Children’s
- Lull-a-bye, Little One – Illustrated by Hideko Takahashi, Putnam Juvenile
- Hello Math Reader series (Scholastic):
- Cats Add Up! – Illustrated by Marcy Dunn Ramsey
- Bart’s Amazing Charts – Illustrated by Martin Lemelman
- Sunflowers Measure Up! – Illustrated by Terry Sirrell