Joanne Rocklin

As soon as Joanne Rocklin learned to hold a pencil she began writing poems, stories, and diaries. She loved reading her stories and library books to her two younger sisters and has always lived within walking distance of a library.

Joanne has written more than 15 books for children. She gives frequent talks to classroom and adult audiences, and has been a speaker for the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, the California Reading Association, and UCLA Extension.

Joanne has worked as a licensed psychologist and an elementary school teacher and now writes full time. She was a participant as a Writer-in-Residence in the 1995 University of Southern California Project, a collaborative university-school program to improve student writing and the teaching of writing in the classroom. She is on the Advisory Committee for the Museum of Tolerance "Once Upon A World" Storytelling Program of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, and is a founding member of California Readers.

Originally from Montreal, Canada, Joanne Rocklin has two grown sons, Michael and Eric, and live in Los Angeles with her husband, Gerry, and three cats.

Interest Level (Age)

  1. Ages 4 - 6 (1)
  2. Ages 7 - 9 (1)

Interest Level (Grade)

  1. Grades PreK - K (1)
  2. Grades 1 - 2 (1)
  3. Grades 3 - 5 (1)


Subject & Themes



  1. Fiction (1)


  1. English (1)

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    by Joanne Rocklin, Illustrated By Ying-Hwa Hu, Cornelius Van Wright

    Series: Hello Reader! Math

    Ages 4 – 8 . Grades PreK – 3

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