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Karla Clark

Karla Clark

Author of You Be Series (Macmillan), and Three Ways to Be Brave (Penguin Workshop)

Picture Book Writer

Karla Clark is the author of the picture books You Be Mommy (Macmillan), a rhyming story in which a tuckered-out mother asks her child to “be mommy” at bedtime, the sequels You Be Daddy (Macmillan, 2021) and You Be Grandma (Feiwel & Friends, 2023), and Three Ways to Be Brave (Penguin Workshop, 2021), a three-story collection on bravery. Clark has made over 100 visits to local women’s book clubs to promote her work and is an active member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the Rockford Arts Council, and the Chicago Writers’ Association. She lives in Rockford, Illinois, with her husband and adult autistic son.


You Be Mommy

You Be Mommy

Macmillan, March 30th, 2020

You Be Daddy

Macmillan, April 27th, 2021

Three Ways to Be Brave: A Trio of Stories

Penguin Workshop, September 28th, 2021

You Be Grandma

Feiwel & Friends, March 14, 2023