Children's Book Author

danna smith.

Awards and Honors


  • 2017 SCBWI CRYSTAL KITE AWARD FINALIST - Arctic White
  • *STARRED REVIEW SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL - The Hawk of the Castle
  • *STARRED REVIEW PUBLISHERS WEEKLY - The Hawk of the Castle

  • A JUNIOR LIBRARY GUILD SELECTION - The Hawk of The Castle
  • A Missourian Baby Buzz Pick December 2015- Mother Goose's Pajama Party
  • AMAZON'S BEST BOOKS OF THE MONTH NOVEMBER 2015 - Mother Goose's Pajama Party

  • A SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR SELECTION - Mother Goose's Pajama Party

  • NOMINEE FOR THE COLORADO LIBRARIES FOR EARLY LITERACY 2016 CLEL BELL PICTURE BOOK AWARD SING CATAGORY - Mother Goose's Pajama Party
  • A MISSOURIAN BABY BUZZ PICK - Two at the Zoo.

  • FEATURED IN PARENTING: THE EARLY YEARS MAGAZINE - Two at the Zoo

  • A RAISING READER'S SPECIAL BOARD BOOK EDITION - Two at the Zoo

  • CHILDREN'S LITERARY CLASSICS SEAL OF APPROVAL - Two at the Zoo

  • FLORIDA AUTHORS AND PUBLISHERS ASSOCIATION PRESIDENTS BOOK AWARD GOLD MEDAL WINNER! - Balloon Trees

  • FINALIST IN FLORIDA READING ASSOCIATION BOOK AWARD - Balloon Trees

  • ALASKA ASSOCIATION OF SCHOOL LIBRARIANS BATTLE OF THE BOOKS NOMINEE -  Balloon Trees

  • 2014 NEW BOOKS FOR MISSOURI STUDENTS SELECTION - Balloon Trees

  • THE MISSOURI BUILDING BLOCK PICTURE BOOK AWARD NOMINEE - Mother Goose's Pajama Party

  • CREATIVE CHILD MAGAZINE TOP CREATIVE TOY AWARD- SEAL OF EXCELLENCE- A Wild Cowboy 




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Contact Information 


Email: dannas@dannasmithbooks.com
Website: www.dannasmithbooks.com
Facebook: @dannasmithauthor
Twitter: @dannasmith8
Book Review Blog: https://picturebookplaylist.com/blog/
Literary Agent: https://www.hermanagencyinc.com/ 



Bio

Danna Smith is a SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) member and award-winning author of over a dozen picture books including ARCTIC WHITE, SWALLOW THE LEADER and MOTHER GOOSE'S PAJAMA PARTY. Her most recent picture book, THE HAWK OF
THE CASTLE: A Story of Medieval Falconry, received two starred reviews and is a Junior Library Guild Selection. Danna is currently living in Northern California where she is hard at work on her next book. 


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 Why I write #135: For the off chance that I can create something more than words on a page.

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