75th Anniversary

Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of Curious George

On Sept. 6, there will be a new readers’ edition of The Journey That Saved Curious George in both hardcover and paperback. This new edition will include an author interview, activities for students, and a section titled BECOME A DETECTIVE about my research for the book.

The Complete Adventures of Curious George: 75th Anniversary Edition will also be released this year, including a retrospective that I’ve written about Hans and Margret Rey.

February 7, 2016

2016 Appearances

I will be appearing at many schools and conferences this year, including the National Book Festival in Washington in September. Check back soon for more dates!
January 15, 2016

Great News About Kindergarten Luck

Kindergarten Luck is a Parents' Choice Approved book. It was also reviewed by School Library Connection: "Small triumphs add up to a memorable day." Learn about the book here.

January 1, 2016

New Travels!

It's been a busy year. View photos of two really fun and meaningful events:
The ceremony for Raoul Wallenberg winning the Congressional Gold Medal
and Throwing the first pitch at a Reds game.

April 2, 2015

National Council of Teachers of English

I'm looking forward to attending N.C.T.E. in Boston in November. Maybe I'll run into Curious George when I zip over to Cambridge to visit one of my favorite Indies, The Harvard Bookstore. Boston Strong!

October 18, 2013


I'm now living back in Cincinnati, OH, full-time after living in the Washington, D.C. area (MARYLAND!) from 2007 until the winter of 2013. I'm enjoying my Ohio desk on West Street but do return often to Washington to see friends, spend time at the Library of Congress, and go to my favorite place: Dumbarton Oaks Garden. I spend time every summer in Leland, Michigan. If you can find Leland on a map, you will notice that it is on the 45th Parallel. Halfway between the Equator and the North Pole!

In September, I did Skype visits with students in Boston and Philadelphia. I sat at my desk and we discussed books and how writers work. In early October I will be skyping with third graders in Arizona.

October 1, 2013

Ohioana Book Award

His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg will receive the 2013 Ohioana Book Award on October 11. From the press release: "His Name Was Raoul Wallenberg is the remarkable story of Raoul Wallenberg, whose name may not be familiar, but his impact was immeasurable. Wallenberg was a Swedish humanitarian who worked in Budapest during World War II to rescue Jews from the Holocaust. The 2013 Ohioana Book Award marks Borden’s third Ohioana Award. The Greatest Skating Race, set in the Netherlands during World War II, was chosen for a 2005 Ohioana Book Award and in 2002, Borden received the Ohioana Alice Louise Wood Memorial Award for Children’s Literature for the body of her work and her contributions to children’s literature. Included among her many other awards are the 2002 alumni citation from Denison University; and two Sydney Taylor Book Awards, in 2006 for The Journey that Saved Curious George and in 2013 for His Name was Raoul Wallenberg."

September 19, 2013

New Website

The new Louise Borden website is underway! Please check back often for updates and additions.

September 10, 2013

Upcoming Books

Baseball Is. . . will be released in February 2014. It is illustrated by Raúl Colón and will be published by Margaret K. McElderry Books/S&S. Kindergarten Luck will come out in 2015. It is illustrated by Geneviève Godbout and will be published by Chronicle Books.

September 1, 2013

Sydney Taylor Book Award

His Name was Raoul Wallenberg has been named winner of the 2013 Sydney Taylor Book Award for Older Readers by the Association of Jewish Libraries. The Sydney Taylor Book Awards are given annually to those outstanding works that authentically portray the Jewish experience.

February 13, 2013