Annie Mouse Books

Author and Illustrators’ Information

About Us

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