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“I like to write picture books that make young people ponder, that encourage them to ask questions.” ~Eve Bunting~. Eve Bunting. By: Katie Profita and Reid Morine. A Little History. Born in Ireland in 1928 Moved to Scotland in 1951 Emigrated to USA in 1958 from Scotland

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eve bunting

“I like to write picture books that make young people ponder, that encourage them to ask questions.”

~Eve Bunting~

Eve Bunting

By: Katie Profita and Reid Morine

a little history
A Little History
  • Born in Ireland in 1928
  • Moved to Scotland in 1951
  • Emigrated to USA in 1958 from Scotland
  • Became a Citizen in 1967
  • Married and has 3 kids
  • Her pen name is Eve Bunting, but she also goes by Evelyn Bolton and A.E. Bunting
about her and her books
About Her and Her Books
  • Has published over 200 books since her first one in 1972 called The Two Giants which is a story about an Irish folktale.
  • She writes between 6-7 books a year.
  • Some of her fiction books are relatable to her life or her children’s lives.
  • Mostly writes picture books, middle school novels and novels for young adults.
  • Likes to use many different Illustrators, not just the same one every book, so her books always look different
questions
Questions
  • Why did that happen, Mom?
  • Could it happen again?
  • Can't we help?
  • What can we do?
themes
Themes
  • “great happiness or great sorrow”
  • Loss or death
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • Acceptance
topics
Topics
  • "I like to write for every child. For every age, for every interest. That is why I have such a variety of books.”
  • Homelessness
  • Immigration
  • Nature
  • history
examples
Examples!
  • A detailed page of all the books she has written.
  • Some of her books are relatable issues like in Smoky Night, it’s a book about the L.A. Riots. Many of her books have symbolic meaning.
some of her books have won awards
Some of her books have won awards!
  • Fly Away Home (1991) - Heal the World Award
  • Dandelions (2001) - School Library Journal's Best Book of the Year Award
  • One More Flight (1976) – Golden Kite Award
  • Coffin on a Case (1993) – Mystery Writers of America
  • Smoky Night (1995) – Caldecott Medal
  • Green Apple (2006) – Arab American Book Award
recent books
Recent Books
  • Her newest books include My Special Day Third Street School (August 09), Finn Mccool and the Great Fish (January 10), The Banshee (September 09)
for teachers
For Teachers!
  • Some Extension Activities for Specific Books
  • Some more Activities for her books