Once Upon a Quilt
Children's Quilt Book List

Picture/Story Books

ABC Quilt Alphabet, Lesa Cline-Ransome (Holiday House)
Agatha’s Feather Bed, Carmen Agra Deedy (Peachtree)
Aunt Skilly and the Stranger, Kathleen Stevens (Ticknor & Fields)
Baby Days: A Quilt of Rhymes and Pictures, Belinda Downes (Candlewick)
The Bedspread, Sylvia Fair (William Morrow & Company)
Bizzy Bones and the Lost Quilt, Jacqueline Briggs Martin (Lothrop)
The Bone Talker, Shelley A. Leedahl (Red Deer Press)
The Boy and the Cloth of Dreams, Jenny Koralek (Candlewick)
The Boy and the Quilt, Shirley Kurtz (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
The Buffalo Storm, Katherine Applegate (Clarion Books)
Bringing the Farmhouse Home, Gloria Whelan (Simon & Schuster)
Cassie’s Word Quilt, Faith Ringgold (Dragonfly Books)
The Cemetery Quilt, Alice and Ross Kent (Houghton Mifflin) 
Coat of Many Colours, Dolly Parton (Harper Collins)
Eight Hands Round: A Patchwork Alphabet, Ann Whitford Paul (Harper Collins)
Elephant Quilt, Susan Lowell (FSG Kids)
Elmer (various titles), David McKee (Red Fox) 
Ernest & Celestine's Patchwork Quilt*, Gabrielle Vincent (Walker Books)
The Flying Patchwork Quilt, Barbara Brenner (Addison-Wesley)
A Far Fetched Story, Karen Cates (Greenwillow)
Grandfather’s Story Cloth, Linda Gerdner (Shens Books)
Grandmother Winter, Phyllis Root (Houghton Mifflin)
Grandpa’s Quilt, Betsy Franco (Children’s Press)
Granny's Quilt, Penny Ives (Penguin)
Jessie and the Dolphins, Tatiana Tekkel (ACC Children’s Classics)
Kate's Quilt*, Kay Chorao (E.P. Dutton)
The Keeping Quilt, Patricia Polacco (Simon & Schuster)
The Kindness Quilt, Nancy Elizabeth Wallace (Marshall Cavendish Corp)
The Log Cabin Quilt, Ellen Howard (Holiday House)
The Log Cabin Christmas, Ellen Howard (Holiday House)
Luka's Quilt, Georgia Guback (Greenwillow) 
The Magic Quilt, Clair Thompson (Sundance)
Mama's New Job, Stan Berenstain (Random House) 
Martha Ann’s Quilt for Queen Victoria, Kyra E. Hicks (Brown Books Publishing Group)
Matilda Mouse's Patchwork Lifejackets*, Heather Buchanan (Methuen)
The Moon Quilt, Sunny Warner (Houghton Mifflin)
A Mountain of Quilts, Nancy Willard (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
Mrs. Noah's Patchwork Quilt, Janet Bolton (Andrews and McMeel) 
My Grandmother's Patchwork Quilt, Janet Bolton (Doubleday) 
The Name Quilt, Phyllis Root (Farrar, Straus and Giroux)
No Dragons on My Quilt, Jean Ray Laury (American Quilt Society)
Old Dame Counterpane, Jane Yolen (Philomel)
Oma’s Quilt, Paulette Bourgeois (Kids Can Press)
Papa and the Pioneer Quilt, Jean Van Leeuwen (Dial Books Young Readers)
Patchwork Cat, Nicola Bayley (Red Fox)
Patchwork Farmer, Craig Brown (Greenwillow)
A Patchwork Fish Tale*, Stewart Moskowitz (Simon & Schuster)
The Patchwork Island, Karla Kushkin (Harper Collins)
The Patchwork Lady, Mary K. Whittington (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
The Patchwork Path: A Quilt map to Freedom, Bettye Stroud (Candlewick)
Patchwork Quilt, Valerie Flournoy (Dial)
Patchwork Tales, Susan Roth & Ruth Phang (Atheneum)
Peter’s Patchwork Dream, Willemien Min (Barefoot Books)
The Promise Quilt, Candice F. Ransome (Walker & Co)
The Pumpkin Blanket, Deborah Turney Zagwin (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
The Quilt, Ann Jonas (Greenwillow)
Quilt Alphabet, Lesa Cline-Ransome (Seastar Books)
Quilt Counting, Lesa Cline-Ransome (Holiday House)
A Quilt for Baby, Kim Lewis (Walker Books for Children)
Quilt of Dreams, Mindy Dwyer (Alaska Northwest Books)
A Quilt of Wishes, Theresa Oren Werner (Lifevest Publishing)
The Quilt Story, Tony Johnston (Putnam)
The Quiltmaker’s Gift, Jeff Brumbeau (Orchard Books)
The Quiltmakers Journey, Jeff Brumbeau (Pfeifer-Hamilton)
Quilted Elephant & the Green Velvet Dragon*, Alice Low (Simon & Schuster)
The Quilting Bee, Gail Gibbons (Harper Collins)
The Rag Coat, Lauren Mills (Little Brown)
Reuben and the Quilt, P. Buckley Moss (Good Books) 
Ruby, Alison Lester (Houghton Mifflin)
Sam Johnson & the Blue Ribbon Quilt, Lisa Campbell Ernst (Lothrop)
The Seasons Sewn, Ann Whitford Paul (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
The Secret to Freedom, Marcia K Vaughan (Lee and Low Books)
Selina and the Bear Paw Quilt, Barbara Smucker (Lester)
Selina and the Shoo-Fly Pie, Barbara Smucker (Stoddart Kids)
Sewing Quilts, Ann Turner (Macmillan)
Sharing Grandma’s Gift, Shelley Berlin Parrish (Peanut Butter Publishing)
Shota and the Star Quilt, Christine Fowler (Zero to Ten)
Show Way, Jacqueline Woodson (GP Putnam and Sons)
Stitchin’ and Pullin’: A Gee’s Bend Quilt, Pat McKissack (Random House Books)
Stitching Stars, Mary Lyons (Scribners)
Sunflower Sal, Janet S. Anderson (Albert Whitman & Company)
Sweet Clara and the Freedom Quilt, Deborah Hopkinson (Knopf)
Texas Star*, Barbara Hancock Cole (Orchard)
Tar Beach, Faith Ringold (Crown)
That Summer, Tony Johnston (Harcourt Brace Jovanovich)
Through Moon and Night Skies, Ann Turner (Harper Collins)
The Tsunami Quilt: Grandfather’s Story, Anthony Fredericks (Sleeping Bear)
Under the Quilt of Night, Deborah Hopkinson (Atheneum)
 
Easy Readers

The Crazy Quilt, Kristin Avery (Harper Collins)
Grandpa’s Quilt, Betsy Franco (Children’s Press)
The Josephina Story Quilt, Eleanor Coerr (Harper Collins)
Lavender, Karen Hesse (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Poppleton Has Fun, Cynthia Rylant (Scholastic)
 
Novels

Apricots at Midnight*, Adele Geras (Harper Collins)
Bess's Log Cabin Quilt, D. Anne Love (Holiday House)
Canada Geese Quilt, Natalie Kinsey-Warnock (Dutton)
Crazy Quilt*, Jocelyn Riley (Scholastic)
A Gathering of Days, Joan Blos (Macmillan)
Happy Birthday Kirsten, Janet Shaw (Pleasant Company)
The Homeless Bird, Gloria Whalen (Harper Collins)
Flying Geese, Barbara Haworth-Attard (Harper Collins)
The Memory Quilt, Elizabeth McKey Hulbert (Windswept House)
Nell's Quilt, Susan Terris (Scholastic)
O the Red Rose Tree, Patricia Beatty (William Morrow)
The Quilt Trilogy - A Stitch in Time (part 1), Ann Rinaldi (Scholastic)
The Quilt Trilogy - Broken Days (part 2), Ann Rinaldi (Scholastic)
The Quilt Trilogy - The Blue Door (part 3), Ann Rinaldi (Scholastic)
Recollections, Judith Baker Montano (C & T Publishing) 
 
Picture Books that have Quilts in the Illustrations

All the Places to Love, Patricia MacLauchlin (Harper Collins)
Cats Know Best, Colin Eisler (Dial Books)
The Christmas Journey of George and Matilda Mouse, Heather Buchannan (Methuen)
The Floating Orchard, Troon Harrison (Tundra Books)
George and Matilda Mouse and the Doll's House, Heather Buchannan (Methuen)
Just Plain Fancy, Patricia Polacco (Bantam)
Miss Rumphius, Barbara Cooney (Penguin)
My Dog Rosie, Isabelle Harper & Barry Moser (Scholastic)
The Night Before Christmas, Tomie dePaola (Holiday House)
Santa Claus Takes Off, Victor & Glenys Ambrus (Oxford)
Ship of Dreams, Dean Morrissey (Harry N. Abrams)
‘Twas the Night Before Christmas, Melodie Rosales (Scholastic)
The Underbed, Cathryn Clinton Hoellwarth (Fitzhenry & Whiteside)
Where’s My Kitten? Michelle Coxon (Penguin)
 
Picture Books that use Quilting Techniques in the Illustrations

The Alphabet Atlas, Arthur Yorinks (Winslow Press)
Fables from Aesop, Tom Lynch (Viking)
Harry, Sidney and the Egg, Tatjana Tekkel (Bloomsbury)
Linda Lou, Meighan Morrison (Ashton Scholastic, New Zealand)
Long Live Earth, Meighan Morrison (Scholastic)
The Moon Quilt, Sunny Warner (Houghton Miflin)
Mother Earth and Her Children, Sibylle Von Olfers (Breckling Press)
Mother Earth’s ABC, Sieglinde Schoen Smith (Breckling Press)
Mrs. Noah's Patchwork Quilt, Janet Bolton (Andrews and McMeel)
My Grandmother's Patchwork Quilt, Janet Bolton (Doubleday)
Pieces: A Year in Poems and Quilts, Anna Grossnickle Hines (Greenwillow Books)
Stand for the Children, Marian Wright Edelman (Hyperion Books)

 

compiled by Barbara Robson