Janet Gould-Nolan

Photo of Janet Gould-NolanEducation

B.A., The Evergreen State College, 1979
Masters in Urban Planning and Policy, The University of Illinois at Chicago, 1983


Janet Nolan
Livermore's Centennial Light


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Biographical Note

Janet Nolan lives in Illinois with her husband and five-year-old dog, Ladybug. She has two adult children, who she couldn't be prouder of. Janet has a B.A. from The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, and a master's degree in Urban Planning and Policy from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

PB&J Hooray!Publication Type

Children's Literature

Latest Publication Title

PB&J Hooray! Your Sandwich's Amazing Journey from Farm to Table , Albert Whitman, 2014.

Additional Publications

The Firehouse Light, Random House, 2010
A Father's Day Thank You
, Albert Whitman & Company, 2007 
The St. Patrick's Day Shillelagh, Albert Whitman & Company, 2002

Publication Excerpt

"From peanut, grape, and wheat seeds to sandwich, PB & J Hooray! is all about how peanut butter and jelly sandwiches are made. The story begins with the kitchen and works backward to the shopping, delivery, production, harvesting, farming, and planting processes! In fun, rhythmic language, readers discover how peanuts become peanut butter, grapes are made into jelly, and wheat turns into bread."

How Did Evergreen Help You in Your Career?

Evergreen taught me that it's okay to dream. I couldn't write children's books if I'd forgotten how to dream.