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Doreen Cronin is an American children’s book author. Born in New York, she studied journalism and worked in the publishing industry. After a few years, she went to law school and became a practicing lawyer in New York.
Cronin began writing before she pursued her legal career. However, her first book was published years later, in 2000. That book, Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type, was illustrated by Betsy Lewin and earned a Caldecott Honor. The story, in which farm animals demand various things from the farmer, has also been named one of the National Education Association’s Teachers’ Top 100 Books for Children.
The book’s follow-up, Giggle, Giggle, Quack, was a 2003 nominee for Book Sense’s Book of the Year. The series continued in 2004 with Duck for President, in 2006 with Dooby Dooby Moo, and in 2008 with Thump, Quack, Moo: A Wacky Adventure.
In addition to her work with Lewin, Cronin has also published a series of books illustrated by Harry Bliss. Diary of a Worm, published in 2004, was followed by Diary of a Spider and Diary of a Fly. Her 2010 book, Rescue Bunnies, was illustrated by Scott Menchin.
Cronin has recently started the J.J. Tully Mystery series. Illustrated by Kevin Cornell, the books follow a former search and rescue dog’s adventures. The first book, The Trouble with Chickens, was published in 2011. Its follow up, The Legend of Diamond Lil, was published in 2012.
Cronin continues to write children’s books, having given up her law career in the early 2000s.