Friday, May 30, 2008

Author of the Week: Eve Bunting

Eve Bunting is one of those authors that is always on my radar. She's the author of over 250 books! That's a lot of books each one illustrated by a different illustrator so each book is a surprise. While I don't go to her every week like I do some authors I do visit her quite frequently. She has a wide range of books for all ages written about a wide range of topics. If you have some sort of topic, theme or problem that you're working on at your house, Ms. Bunting has probably written a book about it. Moving into a big boy bed? Yep. Teacher having a baby? Yep. Visiting a grandma in an old-folks home? Yep again. Mom getting remarried? Yes. Monster's under the bed? She's got that one covered. Homelessness? She's got that one covered twice. Adopting a baby? Mom having a baby? Surrogate mother? Teen Pregnancy? Seriously, this lady has a book about it.
She has fiction books about America's past historical moments: coming to America, pioneers moving westward, Visiting the Vietnam Memorial, and the Los Angeles riots.

She has holiday books from Father's Day to Hanukkah, Thanksgiving to St. Patrick's Day.

Yes, there are some less serious stories too. Hurry, Hurry is one of the cutest books I've ever read. And Little Badger is funny too.

While you probably won't go and pull one of her books off of the shelves just for the heck of it, she's a good author to keep in mind when you're dealing with a new issue in your house.

3 comments:

Lola said...

Thanks for the tip! I am always on the lookout for new books/authors for the kids.

billie said...

I checked one of the links and her books sound wonderful. I must go to the library! Thanks.

Leah said...

I love her Hanukkah book especially--the illustrator was terrific too. But I had no idea she was so unbelievably prolific!