About Kim

Kimberly Faurot has provided children's services in public libraries since 1991. A strong proponent of quality materials and services for children, she has created numerous visual storytelling pieces for use in library programming. Kimberly has also designed several book character dolls for the MerryMakers, Inc. toy company. She is the author of Books in Bloom: Creative Patterns & Props That Bring Stories to Life (ALA Editions, 2003), the Mother Goose Rhyme Time book and character set series (Upstart Books, 2006), Storytime Around the Year (Upstart Books, 2008), and numerous articles for LibrarySparks Magazine. She earned a master's degree in library science from Indiana University.

In addition to children’s librarianship and writing, Kimberly also travels across the country speaking to teachers and librarians about ways to make literature come alive for children and sharing techniques for building early literacy skills through puppetry and props.

Kimberly Faurot and friends

At last, your cake is done!
Let’s light a candle for
each time you've circled
the Sun.

We’ll sing. You’ll wish.
we'll cut the cake!

—from A Birthday Cake Is
No Ordinary Cake
by Debra Frasier