Jim Aylesworth

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.

My Grandfather's Coat Cover Image
By Jim Aylesworth (Retold by), Barbara McClintock (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439925457
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Scholastic Press - October 21st, 2014

The Mitten Cover Image
By Jim Aylesworth (Retold by), Barbara McClintock (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439925440
Availability: Special Order
Published: Scholastic Press - October 2009

Old Black Fly Cover Image
By Jim Aylesworth, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780805039245
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Henry Holt & Company - March 15th, 1995

Naughty Little Monkeys Cover Image
By Jim Aylesworth, Henry Cole (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780142405628
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Puffin Books - March 2nd, 2006

Cock-A-Doodle-Doo, Creak, Pop-Pop, Moo Cover Image
By Brad Sneed (Illustrator), Jim Aylesworth
$16.95
ISBN: 9780823423569
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Holiday House - February 2012

Our Abe Lincoln: An Old Tune with New Lyrics Cover Image
By Barbara McClintock (Illustrator), Jim Aylesworth (Adapted by)
$16.99
ISBN: 9780439925488
Availability: Special Order
Published: Scholastic Press - January 2009

Jim Aylesworth and You Cover Image
$42.00
ISBN: 9781591582564
Availability: Special Order
Published: Libraries Unlimited - October 30th, 2005

Little Bitty Mousie Cover Image
By Jim Aylesworth, Michael Hague (Illustrator)
$16.95
ISBN: 9780802796370
Availability: Special Order
Published: Walker & Company - October 16th, 2007

Goldilocks and the Three Bears Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780439395458
Availability: Special Order
Published: Scholastic Press - September 2003

The Gingerbread Man Cover Image
By Jim Aylesworth (Retold by), Barbara McClintock (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780545235143
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Cartwheel Books - September 2010

The Completed Hickory Dickory Dock Cover Image
By Jim Aylesworth, Eileen Christelow (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780689718625
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Aladdin Paperbacks - September 1994

The Burger and the Hot Dog Cover Image
By Jim Aylesworth, Stephen Gammell (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780689838972
Availability: Usually Ships in 1-5 Days
Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - October 2001