Picture book author Jim Aylesworth tells his stories with generous doses of lively sounds, rhythms and rhymes. His experiences as a teacher have taught him that these are the elements children like in a story, especially when it is being read aloud. We love visits by Jim at The Bookstore and count them among our very favorite events. It is a privilege to watch him captivate an audience of the wiggliest young readers.
Jim has published more than 20 children's books, many of which are available in hardcover, paperback or board format, and he has a new book coming out in the Fall of 2014 which is eagerly anticipated by staff at The Bookstore.
In 1975, the Illinois State Board of Education named him among "Those Who Excel," and in 1984, he was named a "Governor's Master Teacher." The following year he was named Corcordia University's "Alumnus of the Year." In 1998, Hinsdale High School named him to its Hall of Fame. He has been honored in several years with an entry in "Who's Who Among America's Teachers."
For more about Jim, visit his website.
Browse some of Jim's titles below.