Diane DeGroat

When I was a kid there were no computers or DVD’s or video games. We drew with crayons, not markers, and the blackboard in school was black, not green or white. The sidewalk in front of my house was made of slate, just like the blackboard in school, and I drew on the sidewalk with chalk. When it rained, my drawings washed away, and then I drew some more.
I have loved drawing for as long as I can remember.

I also loved watching television. The shows were in black and white, not color, and you had to get up to change the channels. There were only five channels. I watched cartoons in the morning, “The Mickey Mouse Club” after school, and my favorite show in the evening was “The Wonderful World of Disney.” I didn’t like to read. I didn’t grow up in a house full of books – my father read the newspaper; my mother read the TV Guide.

Books in order of publication:

Roses Are Pink, Your Feet Really Stink – 1996

Trick or Treat, Smell My Feet – 1998

Happy Birthday To You, You Belong In a Zoo – 1999

We Gather Together…Now Please Get Lost – 2001

Annie Pitts, Burger Kid Book 3 – 2000

Annie Pitts, Artichoke Book 1 – 2001

Annie Pitts, Swamp Monster Book 2 – 2001

Good Night, Sleep Tight, Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite! – 2003

Jingle Bells, Homework Smells – 2003

Love, Lola – 2003

Lola the Elf – 2003

Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire – 2003

Lola’s Trick or Treat – 2004

Lola Hides the Eggs – 2005

Brand-new Pencils, Brand-new Books – 2005

No More Pencils, No More Books, No More Teacher’s Dirty Looks – 2006

Last One in Is a Rotten Egg!  – 2007

Mother, You’re the Best! (But Sister, You’re a Pest!) – 2008.

Gilbert, the Surfer Dude – 2009

April Fool! Watch Out at School!  – 2009

Dogs Don’t Brush Their Teeth! – 2009

Charlie the Ranch Dog – 2011

Ants in Your Pants, Worms in Your Plants
(Gilbert Goes Green) – 2011

Gilbert and The Lost Tooth – 2012

Charlie and the Christmas Kitty – 2012

Homer – 2012

Charlie the Ranch Dog – Where’s the Bacon? – 2013

Charlie Goes to School – 2013

Charlie the Ranch Dog – Charlie’s Snow Day – 2013

Charlie the Ranch Dog – Charlie Goes to the Doctor – 2014

Charlie and the New Baby – 2014

Charlie the Ranch Dog – Charlie’s New Friend – 2014

Charlie the Ranch Dog – Rock Star – 2015

Charlie Plays Ball – 2015

The Adventures of Robo-Kid – 2022

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