Julie Danneberg

My Books in order of Publication

Charles bridge Publishing, 2015. Illustrated by Jamie Hogan

Charlesbridge Publishing, 2015. Illustrated by Judy Love

Charlesbridge Publishing, 2012. Illustrated by Caitlin Heimerl

Charles bridge Publishing, 2011

Charlesbridge Publishing, 2009. Illustration by John Shelley

Charlesbridge Publishing, 2006. Illustrations by Margot Apple.

Charlesbridge Publishing, 2006. Illustrations by Judy Love.

FIRST YEAR LETTERS; Illustration copyright 2003 by Judy Love with permission of Charlesbridge Publishing.

FIRST DAY JITTERS: Illustrations copyright 2000 by Judy Love with permission of Charlesbridge Publishing.

MARGARET'S MAGNIFICENT COLORADO ADVENTURE: Illustrations copyright 1999 by Ian Paton with permission of Westcliffe Publishing.

WOMEN ARTISTS OF THE WEST: Fulcrum Publishing 2002.

AMIDST THE GOLD DUST: Fulcrum Publishing, 2001.

Selected Works: Click on each title to find out more about each book.

Picture Book Biography
Join John Muir on an adventurous midnight climb up a mountain and behind a waterfall!
Claude Monet, famous impressionist painter, is so absorbed by his painting that he gets swept out to the ocean and almost drowns.
Picture Book
Anything can go wrong on a field trip!
In an effort to get her students ready for the big test, Mrs. Hartwell goes overboard and ends up making them anxious instead!
Fiction Chapter Book
After her father loses his leg in a mining accident, Mary McHugh's family is in trouble and she must find a way to help them.
Picture Books
Cowboy Slim can't rope, whip or ride so he uses his poetry to save the day!
Students worry about Mrs. Hartwell missing them during summer vacation.
Sarah Jane Hartwell struggles through her first year of teaching.
Sarah Jane Hartwell does NOT want to go to her first day of school!
Peak into Margaret's journal as she travels with her family through Colorado.
Biography Collection
Meet five notable women writers of the old West.
Georgia O'Keeffe, Laura Gilpin, Mary-Russell Colton, Maria Martinez, and Dorothea Lange. Five women who shaped our vision of the West with their art.


Welcome to my website. I'm glad you stopped by for a visit. Let me take a few minutes to introduce myself.

If you want to learn more about my books, just click on the titles to your right!

Here I am, sitting if front of a quilt I made for my daughter.

Let's see....you probably want to find out a little bit about me. Well, I live in Boulder, Colorado with my incredibly intelligent and handsome husband! (He made me say that).
I also have two kids who are all grown up and don't live at home anymore. They were little when I started writing children's books. I think I was inspired because of all of our visits to the library!

Lots of times, when I was working on a book, we would take family trips to find out more about my subject. We traveled to Yosemite to learn about John Muir (JOHN MUIR WRESTLES A WATERFALL), to Paris, to learn about Claude Monet (MONET PAINTS A DAY) and went on trail rides to see what it felt like to be a cowboy (COWBOY SLIM.)

Here is a photo of Boulder's famous mountains called the Flatirons. Below, you see some buildings for the University of Colorado.

Here are my kids when they were little. Aren't they cute?

I am also a teacher. I have taught all grades, but for the last 14 years I have been a middle school teacher. I really love teaching and of course, being around kids all day gives me LOTS and LOTS of ideas! Sometimes I even make...I mean ask...my students to read my stories and give me ideas for improvement.

Here is a picture of my classroom library. As you can see I have collected a lot of books over the years.

Another photo of my classroom.

I have lots of hobbies. I LOVE to read, garden, bike, travel, listen to music and sew. Sometimes, if I'm really lucky, I can do more than one hobby at a time. I like working on a quilt while I'm flying on an airplane and I listen to music while I garden. I still haven't figured out how to read while I ride my bike, though. If I do, I'll let you know!

Another thing I LOVE is when I get to travel with my family. Here we are on a mountaintop in Aspen, Colorado.

I like to get up VERY early every morning and spend the first part of my day working on my writing. Sometimes I'm just coming up with ideas, sometimes I'm revising and editing an old story, and sometimes I'm drafting a new story. Whatever I do, working in my writer's notebook is always a peaceful, creative way to start my day.

This is called a storyboard. When I'm close to being done with a story I create a storyboard to see if my story will fit into a picture book format.

One thing that I'm really proud of is the fact that I am a third generation Colorado native. My grandmother was the daughter of a miner and grew up in some of our state's most famous mining towns. I grew up listening to her stories and I was lucky enough, when I got older, to be able to travel with her and visit some of the mining towns that she lived in as a little girl. My book, FAMILY REMINDERS, is a story based on my grandmother's little girl life.

Our, Colorado

If you want to find out more about me, or about what its like to be a writer check out the FAQ section of this website. On that page I've tried to answer some of kid's most frequently asked questions.