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Sheila Kelly Welch

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Sheila Kelly Welch writes and illustrates for children of all ages. Her story, “The Holding-On Night,” published in Cricket, won the International Reading Association’s Short Story Award. Her most popular books are Little Prince Know-It-All and A Horse for All Seasons. Her middle-grade novel, The Shadowed Unicorn, was short-listed for the Prairie Pasque Award and was likened to Paterson’s Bridge to Terabithia in a Booklist review. Her most recent novel, Waiting to Forget, was on Bank Street College and PA School Library Association Best Books lists. She also has two picture books published by the digital company, MeeGenius.

Sheila and her husband live in Illinois where they raised five sons and two daughters. Four of the children were adopte
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Average rating: 3.95 · 240 ratings · 74 reviews · 13 distinct worksSimilar authors
Waiting to Forget

3.97 avg rating — 159 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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A Horse For All Seasons: Co...

3.78 avg rating — 36 ratings — published 1995 — 6 editions
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Little Prince Know-It-All

3.79 avg rating — 19 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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Lazy Bones Jones

4.20 avg rating — 5 ratings — published 1999
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The Shadowed Unicorn

3.83 avg rating — 6 ratings — published 2000 — 2 editions
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Land of Another Sun

4.25 avg rating — 4 ratings — published 2012 — 3 editions
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Don't Call Me Marda

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Leaping Lena

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This feline book is a favorite at our house. The Grannyman, written and illustrated by Judith Byron Schachner, is a totally charming story of Simon, a Siamese cat with a crooked tail. The large format with both spot and full page pictures is great fo ...more
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Find the White Horse by the popular British author Dick King-Smith, illustrated with pen and ink sketches by Larry Wilkes, is reminiscent of The Incredible Journey. All of the animals in King-Smith’s story – Squintum, a neglected Siamese cat; Lubber, ...more
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PRAIRIE WINTER by Bonnie Geisert is the third middle-grade novel based on the author’s childhood growing up on a farm in South Dakota. Rachel loves school, but the winter she’s in sixth grade, the sky dumps one major snowstorm after another on the fr ...more
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bjneary I don't see where to vote? Thanks, I loved your book! BJ Neary


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