Bonnie Christensen (January 23, 1951 – January 12, 2015) was an American author and illustrator best known for writing biographies and other illustrated non-fiction books for children and young adults.
Christensen died of ovarian cancer on January 12, 2015, aged 63.
- Elvis: The Story of the Rock and Roll King, Henry Holt, 2015
- I, Galileo, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2012
- Plant a Little Seed, Roaring Brook Press, NY, 2012
- Fabulous, A Portrait of Andy Warhol, Henry Holt, 2011
- Django, World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist, Roaring Brook Press, NY, 2009
- The Daring Nellie Bly, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2003
- In My Grandmother’s House, HarperCollins, NY, 2003
- Woody Guthrie, Poet of the People, Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2001
- Rebus Riot!, Dial/Penguin, NY, 1997
- An Edible Alphabet, Dial/Penguin, NY, 1994
- The Princess of Borscht by Leda Schubert. Roaring Brook Press, NY, 2011
- Ida B. Wells by Walter Dean Myers. HarperCollins, NY, 2008
- Magic in the Margins by W. Nikola-Lisa. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 2007
- Pompeii, Lost and Found by Mary Pope Osborne. Alfred A. Knopf, NY, 2006
- I, Dred Scott by Sheila P. Moses. Simon & Schuster, NY, 2005
- Moon Over Tennessee by Craig Crist Evan. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1999
- The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck. Folio Society, London, England, 1998
- Breaking Into Print by Stephen Krensky. Little, Brown & Co., Boston, 1996
- Putting the World to Sleep by Shelley Moore Thomas. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1995
- Green Mountain Ghosts, Ghouls, and Unsolved Mysteries by Joe Citro. Houghton Mifflin, Boston, 1994
Christensen received a number of book awards including an American Library Association Schneider Family Book Award (for Django, World's Greatest Jazz Guitarist in 2010), a Kirkus "Best Children's Book of 2006" designation (for her illustrations in Pompeii, Lost and Found in 2006), an Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Award (for The Daring Nellie Bly in 2004), and a Horn Book-Boston Globe Honor Award, a Parent's Choice Gold Award, a designation of "Best Book Of the Year" by Publishers Weekly, a "Notable Books" designation by the New York Times Book Review, and a New York Book Show Award (for Woody Guthrie, Poet of the People in 2001).
- "Obituaries: Bonnie Christensen". The Wilson Times. Archived from the original on February 1, 2015. Retrieved January 30, 2015.
- "Schneider Family Book Award". Ala.org. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
- Mary Pope Osborne. "POMPEII". Kirkus Reviews. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
- "The Oppenheim Toy Portfolio". Toyportfolio.com. Archived from the original on 2015-02-01. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
- "Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards". Archive.hbook.com. Archived from the original on 2011-10-19. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
- "Woody Guthrie: Poet of the People". Parents' Choice Foundation. Retrieved 2015-04-05.
- Klass, Perri (2001-11-18). "CHILDREN'S BOOKS - This Land Was His Land". NYTimes.com. Retrieved 2015-04-05.