Author of the Month

Jan Brett


Massachusetts native, Jan Brett is an award winning children's book author with numerous famous titles. Her stories often include detailed depictions of a wide variety of animals and cultures. As a child, Jan Brett decided to be an illustrator and spent many hours reading and drawing. She says, "I remember the special quiet of rainy days when I felt that I could enter the pages of my beautiful picture books. Now I try to recreate that feeling of believing that the imaginary place I'm drawing really exists. The detail in my work helps to convince me, and I hope others as well, that such places might be real."

Class Favorites

Reader Reviews

"The Mitten is one of the best books ever! If you look closely next time you read it you can see a story being told within the story through the pictures!"


"Alooki is a brave girl you will meet if you read The Three Snow Bears. She is curious and adventurous, I wish I lived in the Artic like her. That is why The Three Snow Bears is my favorite book."


"My favorite Jan Brett book is Goldilocks and the Three Bears. I know the whole story by heart."


Watch & Listen

Gingerbread Baby


Consider trying some of these activities with your young reader!