Author! Author!

"My 8th grade teacher

once said to me,
'Charlotte, you will become an author one day.'
I didn't believe her.
But look what happened..."


Charlotte Herman


I am the author of 23 children's books. Among them are The House on Walenska Street, winner of the Carl Sandburg Literary Arts Award, and Our Snowman Had Olive Eyes, which received the Society of Midland Authors Children's Book Award. My Novel, My Chocolate Year, is a Sydney Taylor Notable Book, and my picture book, First Rain, is a PJ Library Selection. 

About My Books


I've written picture books, short chapter books, and novels. Here are some of them.

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"...reflects a certain childhood sweetness that evolves into a more poignant understanding of the realities of war and the importance of family ties..." 

-Kirkus Reviews 



I would LOVE

to come to your school! 

I speak

at libraries and bookstores, too.