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Children’s Librarian & Author- Chelsea DiCicco

“I write for children to inspire imagination. It is my opinion, that imagination is one of the most underrated things we can impart to young minds. It can be used in all facets of life, no matter what age you are, as both a practical tool- and a necessary escape. Imagination encourages wonder… wonder leads to inventiveness… inventiveness leads to outside-of-the-box thinking… outside-of-the-box thinkers lead to creative problem solvers… and when life gets to be heavy and stresses pressure us down… imagination can lend a hand with that too. It can be a safe haven from the hardships of life… and a peaceful place of retreat for both mind and body. Imagination is priceless.”

Chelsea DiCicco

Dear Reader,

Welcome to the about the author page.

Here’s a little bit about me:

I love books!

Not only do I love reading them… I love writing them!

By day, I work as a Children’s Librarian. By evening, and every other chance I get, I work as a children’s writer!

When I’m not reading books,
I’m shelving them,
displaying them,
recommending them,
purchasing them,
or writing them.

My favorites are picture books.

Some of my other interests include (but are not limited to)
my punderful husband, Jake, coffee and cozy blankets, and always breakfast food.

The Odds and Ends of Chelsea

Chelsea is a proud member and supporter of the groups SCBWI & Julie Hedlund’s 12X12 Challenge.

Chelsea is a neurodiverse creator; she has ADHD.

Chelsea is a HUGE animal lover and documentary nerd.

Two of her personal heroes are Jane Goodall & Betty White.

Chelsea loves stories with lots of heart and a good helping of humor.

She also loves scarves, arguably too much, especially considering she rarely ever wears them because she’s terrified that she will somehow strangle herself. That being said, over the years, she has managed her scarf addiction.

Chelsea can most often be spotted with a cup of coffee and her sloth backpack.

When she isn’t at home playing in her garden, with her pets, or writing fantastic tales, she can usually be found in the park or library with a good book. And if you can’t find her there, you should probably check the hammock. Speaking of hammocks…

Chelsea loves hammocks and cookies. Who doesn’t?

And while we’re on the topic of food. The way to Chelsea’s heart is food. Give her fresh bread, offer her some chips, or hand her a hot beverage, and you’ve just gained a new friend. If you don’t believe it, just ask her husband. As the story goes, he’s still feeding her today… and they couldn’t be happier.

Something else to know about her is that her favorite animals are foxes, bats, and giraffes. She is also fascinated by sea turtles and thinks otters and penguins are too cute.

She’s also a tea drinker, book reviewer, fort builder, stuffed animal collector, jewelry maker, cinephile, night owl, midnight coffee brewer, wine enthusiast, and Hufflepuff. Her favorite past-time is being seven and living in Washington State. Her favorite Charles Boyle line from Brooklyn Nine-Nine is “yippie-kayak-other-buckets.” Her favorite cheesy expression is, “stay fresh, cheese bags.”

Top five favorite movies

  • Dan in Real Life
  • The Other Guys
  • The Lego Batman Movie
  • I Love You Man
  • Kung Fu Panda

Other favorites:
Tangled, Shazam! Despicable Me, 17 Again, Knives Out, The Aristocats, Ratatouille, All of Harry Potter, Original Star Wars Series, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, X-Men: First Class, Flipped, Megamind, MI 4: Ghost Protocol The Count of Monte Cristo, Charade, Rear Window, An Affair to Remember, Arsenic and Old Lace, Becoming Jane, Finding Neverland, Chocolat, Lady in the Water, The Illusionist, Sherlock Holmes, We Bought A Zoo, The Guilt Trip, Crazy Stupid Love, The Parent Trap, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Incredibles, Frozen, Little Women.

Taste in Telivision Shows

  • Only Murders In The Building
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • BOB’S BURGERS
  • The Office
  • New Girl
  • Anne With An E
  • Stranger Things
  • Atypical
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Friends
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • The Last Airbender (Anime)
  • Demon Slayer (Anime)
  • Hunter X Hunter (Anime)

Taste in Authors/illustrators

  • K.G. Cambpell
  • Julie Fogliano
  • Adam Rex
  • Scott Campbell
  • Tara Lazar
  • Alice Hoffman
  • Stephanie Meyers
  • Kate DiCamillo
  • William Joyce
  • Jon Klassen
  • J.K. Rowling
  • Ryan T. Higgins
  • Charlotte Bronte
  • Bernhard Schlink
  • Oscar Wilde
  • George Bernard Shaw

Taste in Picture Books

Middle Grade

Young Adult

Adult Fiction

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