Annie Mouse Books
Author and Illustrators’ Information
Anne M. Slanina, Ph.D.,
Author of the Annie Mouse Books
· Professor in the Elementary/Early Childhood Education Department at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania.
· Route 66 Enthusiast
· SCBWI Member
· Certified PQAS Trainer
· Frequent presenter at local, state, national and international conferences on early childhood and literacy development and family-friendly Route 66.
· Former kindergarten, reading teacher, and gifted education teacher in various Youngstown and Cleveland, OH schools.
· Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in gifted child education (Gifted Education certification K-12)from Kent State University, Kent, OH.
· Masters Degree in Reading, certified K-12 Reading Teacher. Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH.
· Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with emphasis in Early Childhood Education. Youngstown State University, Youngstown, OH. Certified K-8.
· Mother and grandmother.
Lisa Akers Slanina,
Illustrator of Annie Mouse Meets Her Guardian Angel and Annie Mouse Meets A New Friend
· A Christian youth leader
· Married to Michael Slanina and a mother
Alicia Agnew, the Illustrator of The Adventures of Annie Mouse: Baby Brother Goes to the Hospital and Where the Rainbow Touches Ground: Another Annie Mouse Adventure
· A graduate of Slippery Rock University, majoring in Elementary/Early Childhood Education and minoring in Art.
· Preschool Educator
Kelsey Collins, the illustrator of Annie Mouse’s Route 66 Adventure: A Photo Journal
· A graduate of Slippery Rock University, majoring in Elementary/Early Childhood Education.
· Hobbies include drawing, crafting, horseback riding and spending time with her family and friends.
Charles Barker, the author of the poem, Where the Rainbow Touches Ground
· A resident of Neosho, MO until his passing in 2016.
· Author of the book, The World Through Charley’s Eyes
· Former volunteer at the George Washington Carver National Monument