Ellen Labrecque

Ellen Labrecque has written more than 50 books for young children. She lives in Yardley, Pa. with her husband Jeff and two children, Sam and Juliet. She especially loves writing biographies and in her free time enjoys reading, traveling to new places, and running.


What was your favorite book when you were a child?

Who Put that Hair In My Toothbrush by Jerry Spinelli

What’s your favorite line from a book?

“It is not often that someone comes along who is a true friend and a good writer.” Charlotte’s Web

Who are your top three favorite authors or illustrators?

E.B. White, Kate DiCamillo, Amy Krouse Rosenthal

Why did you want to become an author or illustrator?

I love books and the chance to escape to a new and different place with every turn of a page.

Do you have any advice for future authors or illustrators?

Write what interests you the most and you’ll end up with your best work.