Kara B. Wilson



From a box to a building, there's a story wherever you look. Kara B. Wilson has written five picture books and four stage plays for youth. She's an active member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) and the critique group Pen Ultimate. 


A former educator, Kara earned an M.Ed and a B.A. in Literature from the University of California, Santa Barbara. She's worn a variety of hats: theater director, nonprofit program manager, consultant, and digital marketing strategist. She's also a military spouse and a mom to a very chatty, hilarious toddler.


She loves reading, traveling, and exploring the Pacific Northwest's misty trails and beaches with her family.

Picture Books

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Honorable Mention

In 2020, DEAR NEW KID, was awarded one of two honorable mentions for the Ann Whitford Paul - Writer's Digest Award. Judges said it had "a strong child’s voice, gentle humor, and honest expressions of emotion." 


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DAD'S PLANET When Mae visits Dad's planet for the first time, she must face the unfamiliar in order to see if they're still the galaxy's greatest team.