Barb Rosenstock

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Author bio

Barb Rosenstock is the author of narrative nonfiction and historical fiction picture books for children. Readers will get to know people from the past such as Ben Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, naturalist John Muir, baseball great Joe DiMaggio, the artist Kandinsky, and racing legend Louise Smith. Barb has always been fascinated by old places, people, and things from the past. Her work experience has been in advertising and marketing and then she left the corporate world to become (in order) a mother, a teacher and a children’s writer. She currently lives in the northern suburbs of Chicago with her husband, two school age sons and two big poodles.

Books written by the author

  • Ben Franklin’s Big Splash
  • The Camping Trip that Changed America
  • Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library
  • The Streak
  • The Noisy Paint Box
  • Fearless


When Louise Smith started racing cars, most girls weren’t even allowed to drive. Follow seven-year-old Louise from her first wild adventure behind the wheel of her daddy’s Model T Ford through her years as a pioneer in the dangerous, early days of stock car racing.

See pictures of Louise Smith and watch a book trailer!

Are there any female NASCAR drivers?


Author website

Listen to Barb Rosenstock pronounce her name and share it’s meaning.

Interview on the Watch.Connect.Read. blog

Elementary school librarian, Jon Schu, interviews Barb Rosenstock in which she talks about her latest picture book, The Noisy Paintbox. Books trailers for several of her other books are also included.

Barbara Rosenstock YouTube Channel

View the author-created book trailers for each of her books.