Doreen Cronin

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Doreen Cronin
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Cronin at the 2013 Texas Book Festival
Born 1966
New York, New York, USA
Occupation Writer
Nationality American
Alma mater Pratt Institute
Genre Children's literature

Doreen Cronin (born 1966) is an American writer of children's books, including Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type, a very well-received picture book illustrated by Betsy Lewin.


Born in New York City and growing up on Long Island, Cronin's first book was published by Simon & Schuster in 2000: Click Clack Moo: Cows That Type, a picture book that she wrote and Betsy Lewin illustrated. She completed law school and the book at around the same time. Illustrator Lewin was a runner-up for the annual Caldecott Medal.

Cronin lives in Brooklyn as of 2014 with her husband Andrew and her two daughters. She also has a dog named Buster.


—54 pages; ages 4–8; "A guide to the care and maintenance of mothers, who are, according to the manual, "the most advanced human models on the planet."[1]
—119 pages; interest level ages 8–12; mystery featuring "a hard-bitten former search-and-rescue dog"[2]
  • Legend of Diamond Lil: a J.J. Tully mystery (2012), ill. K. Cornell
  • Click, clack, boo!: a tricky treat (2013), ill. Lewin
  • Boom, Snot, Twitty (Penguin Group, 2014), ill. Renata Liwska
  • Nat the Gnat (2014), ill. Bliss
  • Chicken Squad Case #1: Full House (Atheneum, 2014), ill. K. Cornell
  • Click, Clack, Peep (2015), ill. Lewin


  1. "M.O.M. (Mom Operating Manual)". WorldCat. Retrieved 2014-04-27.
  2. "The trouble with chickens: a J.J. Tully mystery". WorldCat. Retrieved 2014-04-27.

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