“…belongs in every library,” said a review in School Library Journal about Young Thomas Edison, written and illustrated by Michael Dooling. Edison was chosen for Maryland State’s Black-eyed Susan Picture Book List. “It is literature of this quality that instills a love of history in a child…Exquisite!” said a review in Treetop Learning.
Michael has always been fascinated with the past. He is the illustrator of over 50 books—many on historic subjects. He has illustrated picture books, chapter books and many middle grade novels. His books have sold over a million copies and Michael has visited over 800 schools nationwide with his History through Picture Books school program. “The best program I have seen in 30 years,” said one teacher from Rhode Island.
Other books include Lewis and Clark and Me: A Dog’s Tale by Laurie Myers that was nominated for fifteen awards, received the Pennsylvania Young Readers Choice Award, the Cocheco Readers Award, and was chosen as an IRA Teachers Choice and for the IRA Parents Choice List. The Memory Coat by Elvira Woodruff was a Smithsonian Notable Social Studies Trade Book and received the Carolyn Field Award from the Pennsylvania Library Association. The Amazing Life of Benjamin Franklin by James Cross Giblin was chosen as an Orbis Pictus Honor Book, a NY Public Library Best Book and a Hornbook Best Book of the Year.
Michael’s clients over the past 20 years have included Reader’s Digest, The United States Post Office, Scholastic, Farrar, Straus & Giroux, HarperCollins, Philomel, Puffin Books, McElderry Books, Henry Holt, Holiday House, Beechtree, Atheneum, Disney and many others. For further examples of Michael’s art, and to read reviews of all of Michael’s books go to www.michaeldooling.com