Anne Broyles is the author of ARTURO AND THE NAVIDAD BIRDS (Pelican Books, 2013, a Spanish-English bilingual picture book that KIRKUS called "warm and sincere, with genuine emotions...An understated but solid story portraying strong family ties between grandmother and grandson." In SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL, Madeline Bryant said, "Arturo and his Abue Rosa (grandmother) prepare to decorate their Navidad tree in this gentle bilingual story...This story has a positive message that is relevant year round."
Of PRISCILLA AND THE HOLLYHOCKS (Charlesbridge, 2008). Poet Nikki Giovanni said, "Priscilla and the Hollyhocks tells a story too often ignored or overlooked - a story of how the west was not won but captured. Reading about Priscilla's remarkable life makes all our hearts a bit warmer while filling our heads with a much-needed piece of American history."PRISCILLA was named one of Bank Street College's Best Children's Books of the Year, was chosen as a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People, and is one of five picture books chosen for the Massachusetts Book Awards recommended reading list.
SHY MAMA'S HALLOWEEN (second edition, DART Children's Books, 2013), was named a Notable Social Studies Trade Book for Young People for 2001 and received a Teachers' Choice 2002 Award from Learning Magazine.
Anne's a desert rat from Tucson who spent twenty-five years in southern California before moving to New England. She's traded boogie-boarding for kayaking, and coyotes and dolphins for foxes and White-tailed Deer. She's working towards being a locovore, but so far hasn't given up New Zealand kiwis and California avocados.