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Indiana Authors

Biblio-Bison at Central Library Pays to Tribute to Beloved Hoosier Authors:

Bison at Central [1]Indiana’s Bicentennial Bison-tennial Project [2] #IndianaBisonArt – Painted by artist Kyle Ragsdale, the Central Library Biblio-Bison pays tribute to works by beloved Hoosier authors including:

  • James Whitcomb Riley
  • Theodore DreiserBison Artist [3]
  • Booth Tarkington
  • General Lew Wallace
  • Johnny Gruelle
  • Edwin Caskoden
  • Gene Stratton-Porter
  • Maurice Thompson
  • Ernie Pyle
  • Etheridge Knight
  • Jessamyn West
  • Kurt Vonnegut
  • Mari Evans
  • Dan Wakefield
  • John Green

Indiana Authors:

The Magnificent Maya Tibbs [4]
Author: Allen, Crystal (grew up New Albany, IN)
Crystal Allen Frame [7]

Sidekicked [8]
Author: Anderson, John David (lives Indianapolis, IN)
John David Anderson Frame [11]

Clifford the Big Red Dog [12]
Author: Bridwell, Norman (born Kokomo, IN)
Norman Bridwell Frame [14]

Allie Finkles Rules for Girls Moving Day [15]
Author: Cabot, Meg (born Bloomington, IN)
Meg Cabot Frame [18]

Drive [19]
Author: Clement, Nathan (lives Indianapolis, IN)
Nathan Clement Frame [23]

Help Im Prisoner in the Library [24]
Author: Clifford, Eth (lived Indianapolis, IN)
Eth Clifford Frame [25]

Notebooks of Doom [26]
Author: Cummings, Troy (born Cunot, IN; lives Greencastle, IN)
Troy Cummings Frame [29]

Garfield Hams it up [30]
Author: Davis, Jim (born Marion, IN; lives Muncie, IN)
Jim Davis Frame [33]

The Knowing Book [34]
Author: Dotlich, Rebecca Kai (born Indianapolis, IN)
Rebecca Dotlich Frame [37]

Among a Thousand Fireflies [38]
Author: Frost, Helen (lives Fort Wayne, IN)
Helen Frost Frame [41]

The Mystery of the Grindlecat [42]
Author: Gregory, Valiska (lives Indianapolis, IN)
Valiska Gregory Frame [45]

Raggedy Ann Stories [46]
Author: Gruelle, Johnny (lived Indianapolis, IN)
Johnny Gruelle Frame [47]

Running Out of Time [49]
Author: Haddix, Margaret Peterson (lives Indianapolis, IN)
Margaret Peterson Haddix Frame [52]

Finders Keepers [53]
Author: Kasza, Keiko (lives Bloomington, IN)
Keiko Kasza Frame [54]

Horses of the Dawn [56]
Author: Lasky, Kathryn (born Indianapolis, IN)
Kathryn Lasky Frame [59]

The Rock and the River [60]
Author: Magoon, Kekla (born Fort Wayne, IN)
Kekla Magoon Frame [63]

The Bears of Blue River [56]
Author: Major, Charles (born Indianapolis, IN)
Charles Major Frame [64]

50 Amazing Kids [66]
Author: Mitchell, Saundra (born Indianapolis, IN)
Saundra Mitchell Frame [69]

Bill Peet Autobiography [70]
Author: Peet, Bill (born, Indianapolis, IN)
Bill Peet Frame [73]

When the Frost is on the Punkin [74]
Author: Riley, James Whitcomb (born Greenfield Indiana)
James Whitcomb Riley Frame [75]

A Place Called Freedom [79]
Author: Sanders, Scott Russell (lives Bloomington, IN)
Scott Russell Sanders Frame [82]

The Slowest Book Ever [83]
Author: Sayre, April Pulley (lives South Bend, IN)
April Pulley Sayre Frame [86]

Run For Your Life [87]
Author: Schaefer, Lola (born Fort Wayne, IN)
Lola Schaefer Frame [90]

The Monster in the Third Dresser Drawer [91]
Author: Smith, Janice Lee (lives Noblesville, IN)
Janice Lee Smith Frame [92]

Tiger [94]
Author: Stone, Jeff (lives Noblesville, IN)
Jeff Stone Frame [97]

A Girl of the Limberlost [98]
Author: Stratton-Porter, Gene (born Lagro, Indiana)
Gene Stratton Porter Frame [102]

The Dark Didnt Catch Me [103]
Author: Thrasher, Crystal (lives Fort Wayne, IN)
Crystal Thrasher Frame [104]

The Secret Life of Mrs. Finkleman [105]
Author: Winters, Ben (lives Indianapolis, IN)
Ben H Winters Frame [107]

Indiana Author Artifacts from The Children’s Museum of Indianapolis:

TCM Logo 150 [108] Artifacts at the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis [109] – A collection of photos of 1,000 artifacts from the museum collection – selected objects range over school subjects from Social Studies to Science to Geography with a particular emphasis on Indiana. Browse the Collection [108]
Raggedy Ann Doll [110] The Orphant Annie Book [111] Garfield and Friends [112]
Raggedy Ann Doll
Johnny Gruelle
The Orphant Annie Book
James Whitcomb Riley
Garfield & Friends
Jim Davis


INAuthorDatabaseLogo [119]

Indiana University: Indiana Authors Database [119] – A searchable database of the book, Indiana Authors and Their Books, published by Wabash College in 1949, 1974, and 1981. The encyclopedia covers nearly two hundred years of Indiana’s literary history (1816–1980).

Children’s Book Biographies:

Bill Peet [70] John Green [120] Ernie Pyle [121]

Indiana Authors of Teen & Adult Books:

View the Literary Map of Indiana Full Size [113]

Map [113]

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