Kate DiCamillo

1964 -

(2013 Kerlan Award)


The Kerlan Award is given "in recognition of singular attainments in the creation of children's literature and in appreciation for generous donation of unique resources to the Kerlan Collection for the study of children's literature." The books listed below are owned by the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD) Library.


DiCamillo, Kate. (2000). Because of Winn-Dixie. Cambridge, Ma. : Candlewick. INTR-FIC D5452be & Audiobook PS3604.I23 B43 2001

Ten-year-old India Opal Buloni describes her first summer in the town of Naomi, Florida, and all the good things that happen to her because of her big ugly dog Winn-Dixie.

DiCamillo, Kate & McGhee, Alison. (2010). Bink & Gollie. (Illustrated by Tony Fucile). Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press. PRIM-FIC D545bi

Two roller-skating best friends (one short and blonde, one tall and brunette) share three comical adventures involving outrageously bright socks, an impromptu trek to the Andes, and a most unlikely marvelous companion who eats pancakes.

DiCamillo, Kate. (2013). Flora & Ulysses : the illuminated adventures. (Illustrated by K.G. Campbell). Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press. INTR-FIC D545f

Rescuing a squirrel after an accident involving a vacuum cleaner, comic-reading cynic Flora Belle Buckman is astonished when the squirrel, Ulysses, demonstrates astonishing powers of strength and flight after being revived.

DiCamillo, Kate. (2009). The magician's elephant. (Illustrated by Yoko Tanaka). Somerville, Mass. : Candlewick Press. INTR-FIC D545ma

Ten-year-old orphan Peter Augustus Duchene encounters a fortune teller who tells him that his sister, who is presumed dead, is in fact alive and that an elephant will lead him to her. Though there are no elephants in Baltese, that very night, a magician, attempting to conjure a bouquet of lilies, accidentally conjures an elephant, setting off a series of adventures as Peter desperately searches for his sister.

DiCamillo, Kate. (2005). Mercy Watson goes for a ride. (Illustrated by Chris van Dusen). Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press. PRIM-FIC D545me

Mr. Watson’s usual Saturday drive in his Cadillac with his favorite pig, Mercy, turns into an adventure when an unexpected passenger shows up in the back seat and Mercy finds herself behind the wheel.

DiCamillo, Kate. (2004). The miraculous journey of Edward Tulane. (Illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline). Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press. PRIM-FIC D5452mi

Edward Tulane, a cold-hearted and proud toy rabbit, loves only himself until he is separated from the little girl who adores him and travels across the country, acquiring new owners and listening to their hopes, dreams, and histories.

DiCamillo, Kate. (2007). The tale of Despereaux : being the story of a mouse, a princess, some soup, and a spool of thread. (Illustrated by Timothy Basil Ering). Cambridge, Mass. : Candlewick Press. PRIM-FIC D5452ta

The adventures of Desperaux Tilling, a small mouse of unusual talents, the princess that he loves, the servant girl who longs to be a princess, and a devious rat determined to bring them all to ruin.

Author Information

Kate DiCamillo (1964-). (2010). In Something about the author (Vol. 202, pp. 27-31). Detroit: Gale. Ref PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Kate DiCamillo (1964-). (2006). In Something about the author (Vol. 163, pp. 77-80). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Kate DiCamillo (1964-). (2001). Something about the author (Vol. 121, pp. 74-75). Detroit: Gale. PN 451 .S6 & Online V. 1 - 189, 1971- 2009

Kate DiCamillo http://www.katedicamillo.com


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