I am often asked where I get the ideas for my picture books. I've always loved a good question, and for me, the moment I ask the right question is when an idea starts to become a book.
What if a dinosaur still lived in YOUR backyard?
What would make someone happy-ever-after?
Why DID the boy who cried wolf lie?
Parsley, rhubarb, pumpkin vines.
Carrots, turnips, harvest time!
Follow the little farmers from farm to market and back to farm again in my latest book. Look for the hidden critters in the illustrations by Mary Ann Fraser.
Yum, Yum, Yum.
Now in it's 7th printing, THE ONCE UPON A TIME MAP BOOK is available in paperback and in a Big Book format, perfect for teaching small groups.
THIS LITTLE FARMER WENT TO MARKET was the topic on the PBS Arizona Horizon program. The book was published by Southwest Human Development, the largest non profit dedicated to children 0-5 years old in the nation.
There are newly illustrated French versions of THE ONCE UPON A TIME MAP BOOK and THE SCARY PLACES MAP BOOK available from French publisher Milan.
"B. G. Hennessy's AUTHOR'S ALPHABET is an Amazing, Brilliant, and Creative way to learn the ABC's of writing."
Molly Idle, Caldecott Honor Winner
A writing-themed presentation for a broad age group.
Don't forget to check out the activities for my books.
Many of my books have teacher guides packed with activities and projects for the classroom.
Love a good read aloud book? Me, too! That's why I've set up a website dedicated to just that. Got a favorite read aloud? Nominate your favorite book using the link below.
I've written almost twenty books about Don Freeman's beloved Corduroy bear including three companion books to Freeman's original stories.
“Favorite children’s book character Corduroy finally gets the
sequel he deserves.” TimeOut New York Kids
Before he met Lisa, Corduroy was just a little bear in a department store waiting for someone to take him home.
It's the role of a lifetime for America's best-loved bear! Written with award-winning actress Viola Davis, join Corduroy and Lisa on their first trip to the theater.
When Corduroy discovers that Lisa's birthday is coming up he sets out to find her the perfect present. But when he finds himself lost can he find his way home in time?
Watch the interview with B. G. Hennessy as she talks about how she got to write the Corduroy books.
There are fourteen lift-the-flap books about Corduroy. How many have you read?
Listen to Don Freeman's son, Roy, read Corduroy and recall how Corduroy came to be.