Welcome to The Book Tree, the online home of Jane Kohuth, a writer of books for children of all ages. Jane grew up in Brooklyn, New York, went to High School on Cape Cod, and now lives and works in her house in the historic district of Holliston, Massachusetts. She loves knowing that her house was built in 1871, making it the new kid on the block. She lives with her husband Michael and their black cat, Ruby. (Ruby is on this page -- can you find her?)
Jane graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in English and Creative Writing and from Harvard Divinity School with a Master's Degree in Theological Studies. Though not all of what she's studied makes an appearance in her work (no Biblical Hebrew yet), the habits of creative thought and curiosity she developed in school help her every day. She has worked as a Jewish educator, a children's room library assistant, a writing teacher, and a children's bookseller and organizer of author events. She is represented by The Prospect Agency (www.prospectagency.com).
Jane's first two books, DUCKS GO VROOM and ESTIE THE MENSCH were published by Random House in 2011, and her picture book DUCK SOCK HOP was published by Dial in 2012. Her early reader ANNE FRANK'S CHESTNUT TREE will be published by Random House in the fall of 2013. To find out more about them, please visit the Books section of this website.
Jane's story Something at the Hill was a runner-up for the Katherine Paterson Prize awarded by Hunger Mountain, a journal of the Vermont College of Fine Arts. You can read it here.
If you'd like to know a little more about Jane, please click on About Me.
If you might be interested in having Jane visit your school or organization, you can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also take a look at the Author Visits section of this website for more information.
And if you're a teacher interested in using Jane's books in your classroom, please click on the Activities link for access to classroom guides.