Memoirs for Younger Children

A memoir is a record of:

  • facts and events written from personal knowledge or special information.
  • a person's own life and experiences; autobiography (Thorndike-Barnhart Student Dictionary).


Blegvad, E. (1979). Self-portrait, Erik Blegvad. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley.
The well-known illustrator of Mother Goose and Bed-knob & Broomsticks writes about his family's love of art.
Call# J B Blegvad

Bunting, E. (1995). Once upon a time. Katonah, NY: R.C. Owen.
Bunting recalls her childhood in Ireland.
Call# J B Bunting

Cole, J. (1996). On the bus with Joanna Cole: A creative autobiography. Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann.
The author discusses her life, how she came to be a writer, where she gets her ideas from, and what is involved in producing a book.
Call# J B Cole

Howe, J. (1994). Playing with words. Katonah, NY: R.C. Owen.
Author of the Bunnicula Series describes a typical day of writing.
Call# J B H