Award-Winning Author / Artist

How The Crocka Dog Came To Be book cover

How The Crocka Dog
Came To Be

The Crocka Dog in the Evil Forrest book cover

The Crocka Dog
In The Evil Forest

Lyle Got Stuck  In A Tree book cover

Lyle Got Stuck
In A Tree

What Makes The Lightning? book cover

What Makes
the Lightning?

What Makes  A Rainbow? book cover

What Makes
A Rainbow?

What Makes A Snowflake? book cover

What Makes
A Snowflake?

Ross Van Dusen’s children’s books are memorable for their beautiful illustrations and for the messages they carry. They are written in cheery rhyme that appeais to children of all ages. Together, these books have received over twenty awards for children’s picture books, including Finalist, 2015 Eric Hoffer Award for Most Thought-Provoking Book.; Gold, 2016 Moonbeam Children’s Book Awards Nonfiction; Grand Winner-Children, 2016 New Mexico-Arizona Book Awards; and Best Children’s Book Nonfiction 2018 NFPW Book Awards. Named Top 10 New Mexico Books for 2017 by the Albuquerque Journal. See the awards page for a complete list.