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Charlotte Zolotow

Author, Editor

(1915 - 2013)

Charlotte Zolotow

Charlotte Zolotow (born Charlotte Gertrude Shapiro June 26, 1915 in Norfolk, Virginia) is an American author, poet, editor, and publisher of many books for children (HarperCollins puts her number of “books for young audiences” at over seventy).

She has been published by more than 20 different houses (many of which she has outlasted). She was an editor, and later publisher, at Harper & Row, which was called Harper & Brothers when she began to work there and is now known as HarperCollins.

Among the many writers she edited are Paul Fleischman, Paul Zindel, Mary Rodgers, Robert Lipsyte, and Francesca Lia Block.



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Do You Know What I’ll Do? (1958)

A little girl tells her baby brother what she will do to make him happy.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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I Like to Be Little (1987)

A little girl who likes being little.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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It’s Not Fair (1976)

Did you ever want to have what your friend had and be what she was? And then find out that she wanted to be like you and have what you had?

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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May I Visit? (1976)

A young girl wonders about visiting her mother after she is grown up.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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My Grandson Lew (1974)

Lew remembers his grandfather who came to stay when his parents were away.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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Over and Over (1957)

A little girl learns about the changing seasons of the year, and on her birthday, wishes for them to happen all over again.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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The Park Book (1944)

A description of a day at the park for a boy who lives in a meadow.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): H. A. Rey

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Seasons (2001)

A collection of original poems on the seasons.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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The Sky Was Blue (1963)

Her mother tells a little girl that life has been much the same for many generations.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Garth Williams

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Someone New (1978)

A young boy realizes he is growing up.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Erik Blegvad

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The Unfriendly Book (1974)

Bertha and Judy are best friends. Or are they?

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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When I Have a Little Boy (1988)

When John has a son, he won’t have to take piano lessons.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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When I Have a Little Girl (1965)

When I have a little girl, all the rules will be different.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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When I Have a Little Girl; When I Have a Little Boy (2000)

A flip book that is really two books in one. A boy and a girl imagine what it will be like to have children of their own. The original illustrations have been colored for this edition.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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When I Have a Son (1967)

When John has a son, he won’t have to take piano lessons.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): Hilary Knight

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William’s Doll (1972)

William’s father gives him a train set, but only his grandmother understands why he wants a doll.

Author(s): Charlotte Zolotow
Illustrator(s): William Pène du Bois

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