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Aliki (Liacouras) (Aliki) Brandenberg Biography

Awards, Honors, SidelightsPersonal, Career, Writings

Born 1929, in Wildwood Crest, NJ; Education: Graduated from Philadelphia Museum School of Art (now Philadelphia College of Art), 1951. Hobbies and other interests: Macrame, weaving, music, baking, traveling, reading, gardening, theater, films, museums.

Muralist and commercial artist in Philadelphia, PA, and New York, NY, 1951-56, and in Zurich, Switzerland, 1957-60; commercial artist, writer, and illustrator of children's books in New York, NY, 1960-77, and London, England, 1977—. Has also taught art and ceramics.


The Story of William Tell, Faber & Faber (London, England), 1960, A. S. Barnes, 1961.

My Five Senses, Crowell (New York, NY), 1962.

Aliki Brandenberg

My Hands, Crowell (New York, NY), 1962.

The Wish Workers, Dial (New York, NY), 1962.

The Story of Johnny Appleseed, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1963.

George and the Cherry Tree, Dial (New York, NY), 1964.

The Story of William Penn, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1964.

A Weed Is a Flower: The Life of George Washington Carver, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1965.

Keep Your Mouth Closed, Dear, Dial (New York, NY), 1966.

Three Gold Pieces: A Greek Folk Tale, Pantheon (New York, NY), 1967.

New Year's Day, Crowell (New York, NY), 1967.

(Editor) Hush Little Baby: A Folk Lullaby, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1968.

My Visit to the Dinosaurs, Crowell (New York, NY), 1969, reprinted, 1985.

The Eggs: A Greek Folk Tale, Pantheon (New York, NY), 1969.

Diogenes: The Story of the Greek Philosopher, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1969.

Fossils Tell of Long Ago, Crowell (New York, NY), 1972.

June 7!, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1972.

The Long Lost Coelacanth and Other Living Fossils, Crowell (New York, NY), 1973.

Green Grass and White Milk, Crowell (New York, NY), 1974.

Go Tell Aunt Rhody, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1974.

At Mary Bloom's, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1976.

Corn Is Maize: The Gift of the Indians, Crowell (New York, NY), 1976.

The Many Lives of Benjamin Franklin, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1977.

Wild and Woolly Mammoths, Crowell (New York, NY), 1977.

The Twelve Months, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1978.

Mummies Made in Egypt, Crowell (New York, NY), 1979.

The Two of Them, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1979.

Digging up Dinosaurs, Crowell (New York, NY), 1981, released with audiocassette, HarperAudio (New York, NY), 1991.

We Are Best Friends, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1982.

Use Your Head, Dear, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1983.

A Medieval Feast, Harper (New York, NY), 1984.

Feelings, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1984.

Dinosaurs Are Different, Crowell (New York, NY), 1985.

How a Book Is Made, Crowell (New York, NY), 1986.

Jack and Jake, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1986.

Overnight at Mary Bloom's, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1987.

Welcome, Little Baby, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1987.

Dinosaur Bones, Crowell (New York, NY), 1988.

King's Day: Louis XIV of France, Crowell (New York, NY), 1989.

My Feet, Crowell (New York, NY), 1990.

Manners, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1990.

Christmas Tree Memories, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1991.

I'm Growing!, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1992.

Milk: From Cow to Carton, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1992.

Aliki's Dinosaur Dig: A Book and Card Game, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1992.

My Visit to the Aquarium, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1993.

Communication, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1993.

Gods and Goddesses of Olympus, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1994.

Tabby: A Story in Pictures, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1995.

Best Friends Together Again, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1996.

Hello! Good-bye!, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1996.

My Visit to the Zoo, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1997.

Those Summers, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1997.

Marianthe's Story (contains Painted Words and Spoken Memories), Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1998.

William Shakespeare and the Globe, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 1999.

All by Myself!, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2000.

One Little Spoonful, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2000.

Ah, Music!, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2003.

A Play's the Thing, HarperCollins (New York, NY), 2005.

Aliki's books have been translated into Chinese, Portuguese, Spanish, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hebrew, Japanese, Norwegian, Swedish, and Braille.


Pat Witte and Eve Witte, Who Lives Here?, Golden Press, 1961.

Joan M. Lexau, Cathy Is Company, Dial (New York, NY), 1961.

Paul Showers, Listening Walk, Crowell (New York, NY), 1961.

Margaret Hodges, What's for Lunch, Charley?, Dial (New York, NY), 1961.

Mickey Marks, What Can I Buy?, Dial (New York, NY), 1962.

Dorothy Les Tina, A Book to Begin On: Alaska, Holt (New York, NY), 1962.

James Holding, The Lazy Little Zulu, Morrow (New York, NY), 1962.

Joan M. Heilbronner, This Is the House Where Jack Lives, Harper (New York, NY), 1962.

Vivian L. Thompson, The Horse That Liked Sandwiches, Putnam (New York, NY), 1962.

Arthur Jonas, Archimedes and His Wonderful Discoveries, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1962.

Bernice Kohn, Computers at Your Service, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1962.

Arthur Jonas, New Ways in Math, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1962.

Eugene David, Television and How It Works, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1962.

Eugene David, Electricity in Your Life, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1963.

James Holding, Mister Moonlight and Omar, Morrow (New York, NY), 1963.

Joan M. Lexau, That's Good, That's Bad, Dial (New York, NY), 1963.

Judy Hawes, Bees and Beelines, Crowell (New York, NY), 1964.

Arthur Jonas, More New Ways in Math, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1964.

James Holding, Sherlock on the Trail, Morrow (New York, NY), 1964.

Bernice Kohn, Everything Has a Size (also see below), Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1964.

Bernice Kohn, Everything Has a Shape (also see below), Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1964.

Bernice Kohn, One Day It Rained Cats and Dogs, Coward (New York, NY), 1965.

Helen Clare, Five Dolls in a House, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1965.

Rebecca Kalusky, Is It Blue As a Butterfly?, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1965.

Mary K. Phelan, Mother's Day, Crowell (New York, NY), 1965.

Betty Ren Wright, I Want to Read!, A. Whitman, 1965.

Sean Morrison, Is That a Happy Hippopotamus?, Crowell (New York, NY), 1966.

Bernice Kohn, Everything Has a Shape and Everything Has a Size, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1966.

Helen Clare, Five Dolls in the Snow, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1967.

Helen Clare, Five Dolls and the Monkey, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1967.

Helen Clare, Five Dolls and Their Friends, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1968.

Helen Clare, Five Dolls and the Duke, Prentice-Hall (Englewood Cliffs, NJ), 1968.

Wilma Yeo, Mrs. Neverbody's Recipes, Lippincott (Philadelphia, PA), 1968.

Esther R. Hautzig, At Home: A Visit in Four Languages, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1968.

Polly Greenberg, Oh Lord, I Wish I Was a Buzzard, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1968.

Roma Gans, Birds at Night, Crowell (New York, NY), 1968.

Jane Jonas Srivastava, Weighing and Balancing, Crowell (New York, NY), 1970.

Joanne Oppenheim, On the Other Side of the River, Franklin Watts (New York, NY), 1972.

Philip M. Sherlock and Hilary Sherlock, Ears and Tails and Common Sense: More Stories from the Caribbean, Crowell (New York, NY), 1974.

Jane Jonas Srivastava, Averages, Crowell (New York, NY), 1975.

Joanna Cole, Evolution, Crowell (New York, NY), 1987.

Alice Low, Mommy's Briefcase, Scholastic (New York, NY), 1995.

Polly Greenberg, O Lord, I Wish I Was a Buzzard, SeaStar (New York, NY), 2002.


I Once Knew a Man, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1970.

Fresh Cider and Pie, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1973.

No School Today!, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1975.

A Secret for Grandmother's Birthday, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1975.

A Robber! A Robber!, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1976.

I Wish I Was Sick, Too!, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1976, published as I Don't Feel Well, Hamish Hamilton (London, England), 1977.

What Can You Make of It?, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1977.

Nice New Neighbors, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1977.

A Picnic, Hurrah!, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1978.

Six New Students, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1978.

Everyone Ready?, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1979.

It's Not My Fault!, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1980.

Leo and Emily, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1981.

Leo and Emily's Big Idea, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1982.

Aunt Nina and Her Nephews and Nieces, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1983.

Aunt Nina's Visit, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1984.

Leo and Emily and the Dragon, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1984.

The Hit of the Party, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1985.

Cock-a-Doodle-Doo, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1986.

What's Wrong with a Van?, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1987.

Aunt Nina, Good Night!, Greenwillow (New York, NY), 1989.

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