Kristyn Crow

Kristyn Crow, a resident of Layton Utah since 2004, is the author of numerous children's picture books: COOL DADDY RAT (Putnam 2008), BEDTIME AT THE SWAMP (HarperCollins 2008), THE MIDDLE-CHILD BLUES (Putnam 2009), SKELETON CAT (Scholastic 2012), THE REALLY GROOVY STORY OF THE TORTOISE AND THE HARE (Albert Whitman, Inc. 2011), ZOMBELINA (Bloomsbury 2013), ZOMBELINA DANCES THE NUTCRACKER (Bloomsbury 2015), ZOMBELINA SCHOOL DAYS (Bloomsbury 2017) HELLO, HIPPO! GOODBYE, BIRD! (Random House 2016) and ALL ABOARD THE MOONLIGHT TRAIN (Doubleday 2020). She has received starred reviews from School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly, and won a blue ribbon from the Bulletin of the Center for Children's books (BCCB).  She is a Utah Book Award Nominee, and her book, ZOMBELINA DANCES THE NUTCRACKER won the 2016 Association of Mormon Letters (AML) Picture Book Award. Her books ZOMBELINA and ZOMBELINA SCHOOL DAYS were featured in the New York Times. 

Kristyn has visited hundreds of elementary schools across the USA, inspiring children to love reading and writing.   She is the screenwriter for The Accidental Astronauts, a Clark Planetarium movie released in March 2015 about the Earth, moon, and sun, now showing in planetariums worldwide.   

As the mother of an autistic son, Kristyn has written hundreds of special needs parenting articles for, Pathfinders for Autism, Autism Speaks, Health, Disabled World, Autism, and more. For many years, Kristyn has chaired WRITING FOR CHARITY, a Utah event benefitting numerous international children’s foundations. 

In 2015 Kristyn was an author in the ANYTHING CAN BE project for terminally ill children. The resulting compilation book, TRUE HEROES, was featured in People Magazine and CNN. Kristyn was the 2017 recipient of The Women in the Arts Recognition Award presented by the Daughters of the American Revolution. 

Kristyn is married and has seven children and two (+) grandchildren.



Cool Daddy Rat (Putnam 2008)

Bedtime at the Swamp (HarperCollins 2008)

The Middle Child Blues (Putnam 2009)

Skeleton Cat (Scholastic 2012)

The Really Groovy Story of the Tortoise and the Hare (Albert Whitman, Inc. 2011)

Zombelina (Bloomsbury 2013)

Zombelina Dances the Nutcracker (Bloomsbury 2015)

Zombelina School Days (Bloomsbury 2017)

Hello, Hippo! Goodbye, Bird! (Random House 2016)

All Aboard the Moonlight Train (Doubleday 2020). 

Additional Info

  • Region: Wasatch Front
  • Genre: Poetry, Fiction
  • Tags: Women, Children's Literature