Meet Children's Author Karen Kaufman Orloff





Ever since I was a little girl, I have loved books. I spent many Saturdays at our local library in Orangeburg, NY, where I grew up. After reading many books, I realized I wanted to write them! It took me a long time, though, to finally become an author. I had lots of other jobs first -- I worked in a bakery, in an office, was a magazine editor, and then a mom! In fact, my first book, "I Wanna Iguana," was inspired by my children who really, really wanted a pet. The people (and pets) in my life continue to inspire me every day. What inspires you?





Hi and welcome to my website. Here you'll find information about my books and how to get them.

My school and library visits. 

And my workshops for

adults who want to write

for children.


​I'm really glad

you came!