Allison Crotzer Kimmel


Allison Crotzer Kimmel attended Oxford University and graduated from Bucknell University before moving west. Having worked as a high school English and Journalism teacher, Allison left teaching to follow her writing dream.

She earned a Master of Professional Writing, with concentrations in fiction and screenwriting, from the University of Southern California. After USC, Allison discovered a love of children’s books and soon joined the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators. She now serves as the SCBWI Kern County regional advisor.

In the summer of 2012, her middle grade manuscript Toots was named a Sue Alexander Honor Book at the SCBWI national conference in Los Angeles.

Allison currently lives in Bakersfield, CA with two cute dogs, two even cuter children, and one handsome husband. She writes fiction, nonfiction, and loves working with young authors who share her writing dream. 

Unbeatable Betty: Betty Robinson, the First Female Olympic Track & Field Gold Medalist By Allison Crotzer Kimmel, Joanie Stone (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062896070
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Published: HarperCollins - June 9th, 2020

View our June 9, 2020 Virtual Book Release Celebration with author Allison Crotzer Kimmel, illustrator, Joanie Stone, and Betty Robinson's granddaughter, Brook Doire HERE.

The Eternal Soldier: The True Story of How a Dog Became a Civil War Hero By Allison Crotzer Kimmel, Rotem Teplow (Illustrator) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781499808636
Availability: Backordered
Published: little bee books - May 7th, 2019

This is the untold story of Sallie, a dog whose life as a soldier began in a basket and ended as a Civil War hero.

The pup barked and nearly tumbled out of the basket. We laughed, and immediately we knew--she was one of us already.

Brindle fur with streaks of brown and black swirled all over her like a patchwork quilt.

A Primary Source History of Slavery in the United States By Allison Crotzer Kimmel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781491418437
Published: Capstone Press - January 1st, 2015

For more than 100 years, slavery was a way of life in the United States. Many people believed slavery was necessary and right. Many others fought tirelessly to end it. Hear the words they spoke. Read the words they read. And see the differing points of view about slavery through the eyes of the people who lived it.

The Montgomery Bus Boycott: A Primary Source Exploration of the Protest for Equal Treatment (We Shall Overcome) By Allison Crotzer Kimmel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781491422182
Published: Capstone Press - January 1st, 2015

The Montgomery Bus Boycott began when Rosa Parks was arrested for refusing to give up her seat on the bus. The campaign that followed was one of the most important protests against racial segregation in the United States. The boycotters endured violence and vicious words. But they stood up for their beliefs.

Prepped and Punked: Bringing 1980s and 1990s Flair to Your Wardrobe (Fashion Forward) By Allison Crotzer Kimmel Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781476540009
Published: Capstone Press - January 1st, 2014

This library-bound edition is ideal for schools.

Fashion Forward: Creating Your Look with the Best of Vintage Style (Craft It Yourself) By Lori Luster, Rebecca Langston-George, Elizabeth Sonneborn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781623700621
Published: Capstone Young Readers - January 1st, 2014

This paperback edition is ideal for youth and adults.  It contains the great majority of Allison's above book along with the three additional books which make up the series.