Leda Schubert * Writer of Picture Books

Here are my books. Thank you for looking! Buy as many copies as you wish of those still in print, or even if they're not. Really. I will thank you.

January, 2018. TRAILBLAZER: THE STORY OF BALLERINA RAVEN WILKINSON. With an introduction by Misty Copeland and a note from Raven Wilkinson.


MONSIEUR MARCEAU won the Orbis Pictus Award for Outstanding Nonfiction! WOW! People here (and dogs) are dancing about with joy! Big thanks to the committee and everyone involved in this book!
Also, MONSIEUR MARCEAU is on the Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List! Thank you, Texas Bluebonnet Committee. You're the best.

MONSIEUR MARCEAU, illustrated by Gerard DuBois, September, 2012, Porter/Roaring Brook.
A picture book biography of the greatest mime who ever lived.

A nonfiction picture book, published by Roaring Brook Press and illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker.

Texas Bluebonnet Award Master List, 2007-8
Horn Book Fanfare, December 2006
Kirkus Editor's Choice, December 2006
NYPL 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing
2006 New York Times Book Review: May 14
New York Times Editor's Choice, May 21
A Junior Library Guild Selection
Starred in Kirkus, 3/​15/​06
Starred in Horn Book, July/​August 06
Great Lakes, Great Books Masterlist (Michigan)

"Leda Schubert's deft, incisive way of telling the incredible story will set young minds spinning." Jed Perl, NYTBR Click on this title on the right for more information.

Image by Amanda Haley. August, 2011!

Illustrated by Bonnie Christensen, published by Neal Porter/Roaring Brook Press. Fall, 2011!

Image by Bonnie Christensen

My dogs are very happy about this book. They like books about dogs. Me too.

Image by Andrea U'Ren

Farrar, Straus and Giroux; illustrated by Andrea U'Ren.
A mother and daughter discuss how to care for sheep, and throughout their conversation the mother creates a sweater to keep her daughter warm.
March, 2010

"UíRenís action-filled, brightly colored double-page spreads convey physical exertion and concentration as well as joy and satisfaction. There is a strong sense of depth and detail, and, in a subtle touch, the little girlís play mirrors her motherís work. The collaboration of text and illustration is seamless and presents a complex operation in a manner completely accessible and understandable to young readers. Lovely." Kirkus Reviews, 1/​15/​2010

Illustrated by Mary Azarian.
A BOOK SENSE WINTER PICK FOR CHILDREN!!! Hooray for independent bookstores.
Click on this title on the right for more information.

Funny easy readers about Winnie and her loving but beleaguered family.

For the Boston Globe Online, as part of Newspapers in Education, I wrote a chapter book that was published in six installments beginning in February, 07.
Only available to subscribers.

TRAILBLAZER: THE STORY OF RAVEN WILKINSON. Illus. by Theodore Taylor III, coming in 2018.
A picture book biography about the first African-American ballerina in a major touring troupe. Illustrated by Theodore Taylor III. little bee, January 2018.

Now Available or Coming Soon (Click on each title for complete information.)

Available now! Neal Porter/Roaring Brook Press, June, 2017
Click for a pdf discussion and activities guide. (Look on left of page after clicking.)
A nonfiction picture book illustrated by Robert Andrew Parker. Roaring Brook Press, 2006
Holiday House, Fall 2011. Illustrated by Amanda Haley
Illustrated by Bonnie Christensen and published by Neal Porter/Roaring Brook Press.
Illustrated by Andrea U'Ren and published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. March, 2010.
Illustrated by Mary Azarian, published by Houghton Mifflin 2005
Illustrated by William Benedict. Candlewick, 2000.
Serial Novel for the Boston Globe's Newspapers in Education