Thank you for visiting my website.


I am an Author and Illustrator of over 50 books for children.

Please explore my website. Through the above links you will find out about Me and my Books, view my Portfolio and learn about my School Visits. (And don’t forget to download some Activities Sheets.)


I am also a Playwright. With the help of a very talented

team, I have brought my Princess Kim” books to the

stage as a Children’s Musical. Please visit: PLAY BLOG


Contact-  My EMAIL: MCLeffler@aol.com


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Author-Illustrator of Children’s Books

Follow the FOUR Seasons!

PRINCESS K.I.M. THE MUSICAL

won First place at the 2012 Ronald M. Ruble National New Play Festival in Huron, Ohio. So far we have had productions in Ohio and New Hampshire. We have upcoming shows in the Spring 2015 in California and New Jersey. My goal is to bring Princess K.I.M.The Musical to the national stage! So keep checking our website:

www.PrincessKimTheMusical.com


Princess K.I.M. The Musical is based on my

Princess Kim Books, published by Albert Whitman:









 







Henry Holt/

Christy Ottaviano Books

2014 BANK STREET BOOK OF THE YEAR!

KIRKUS STARRED REVIEW!

...”Cocca-Leffler knows children inside and out.Pitch-perfect, well-paced and with a conclusion that will leave children deeply satisfied, this is a book to be shared before any kind of separation and just for fun.”


(Click above book to read full reviews.)

Available in Bookstores/ Online and through Scholastic Bookclubs.

(Published by Scholastic)

"Both the text and the bright, expressive illustrations focus squarely on Theo and his friends, with a developmentally appropriate, low priority on the baby. . . Cocca-Leffler once again demonstrates her understanding of small children and the complexities of their emotions."

Kirkus Reviews

Other recent books:

Albert Whitman & Co.

“Maryann Cocca-Leffler knows exactly what will appeal to children and how to word her books so that, even reading them over and over nightly, they never get old.”  From a Reader/ Amazon 2/13

Welcome to My Website

Just Published!

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visit: www.JaninesParty.com

The TAPPLETONS ARE COMING BACK!

Harpercollins will be re-issuing this Thanksgiving classic

for the Fall of 2015!

I first illustrated this book in 1982! Then re-illustrated in 1992. It was loved and read for 23 years. Now it’s coming back.

Did you love this book as a kid? Now you can share it again!

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 I’m Janine, The star of the new book,
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Kirkus Review

“Teachers looking for a positive solution should reach for this one.”

Publishers Weekly  “...it may encourage children who don’t fit in (and wouldn’t have it any other way).”

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