Welcome to the world of my books!
I write stories kids love. They often tell me that they crack up laughing as they read.
I write in simple language about children and the challenges of their lives, large and small. I explore characters living with courage and imagination, in search of love and joy. Over four million copies of my books have been sold.
* June 2014. Ann's books are issued in new editions in Britain, with this review from The School Library.
"It is great to see a very welcome re-issue for the 'Julian and Huey' series by Ann Cameron, which have apparently sold over 120,000 copies since their first publication in 1990. Brand-new illustrations and modern typesetting insure that their appeal for new generations will continue. At the time their portrayal of a genuinely multicultural Britain was groundbreaking, but it is their great characterization and irrepressible fun which has kept them such a popular series." [Click cover for full display]
Ten of my children’s books follow the adventures of children in middle-class African-American families. Two are set in the mountains of Guatemala. The Secret Life of Amanda K. Woods, about an eleven-year-old growing up in Wisconsin, was a finalist for the National Book Award. The Kidnapped Prince presents in simpler language the classic autobiography of Olaudah Equiano, an African prince kidnapped into slavery in 1763.
* April 2015: New improved recipe for Banana Spaghetti.
Second grade students at Tenacre Country Day School in Wellesley, Massachusetts and their teacher, Christina Grace, made Banana Spaghetti, from The Stories Huey Tells and shared their picture and the recipe with me. To see the recipe and the young chefs, click on "For Teachers" and then on "The Stories Huey Tells."
* The Stories Julian Tells is recommended on Oprah’s 2012 Summer Children's Reading List.
* Texas's Cypress Fairbanks Independent School District--Spunky Tells All has won inclusion in Houston schools' 2013-2014 "Horned Toad Tales" reading list. In the coming year, 110,000 young Houston readers will have the chance to choose their favorite book from the twenty on the list.
Shelburne, Vermont, October 2011