Dianne Ochiltree Children's Author
Dianne Ochiltree

My name is Dianne Ochiltree. I write books for kids. And I love my job! With each story or poem I write, my goal is to enhance a child's love of reading…and help make learning fun.
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Just in time for summer, IT’S A FIREFLY NIGHT is a charming not-just-for-bedtime hardcover picture book for younger readers (ages 3-6). With rhyming lines that read aloud like a song, the story chronicles the capture and release of fireflies, sparking the reader to count from one to ten. Glowing illustrations by Betsy Snyder bring the magic of a starry summer night to its pages. The book includes fun firefly facts to share with your little one before taking off on a 'firefly night' in your own backyard!

ISBN 978-1-60905-291-1
$12.99 hardcover


To read a wonderful interview with Betsy Snyder, illustrator of IT'S A FIREFLY NIGHT, click here .


"An intimate encounter with nature lit not just by stars and fireflies, but also an affecting dose of daddy-daughter warmth...”
Kirkus Reviews

"Ochiltree’s rhymes are sturdy, and she makes it clear that, while catching fireflies is fun, the beetles are not meant to be kept...Assorted firefly facts close out this cozy evocation of a special dad-and-daughter night...”
Publishers Weekly

"A wonderful book for families to read aloud together...”
Christina Lewis, KidsBookshelf

"...a beautiful picture book that celebrates every child's rite of passage into the warmest season of the year. Just reading the book will make you want to get out into the fresh air with your family. It's a Firefly Night is a great way to kickoff summer with your kids."
Debbie Glade, Good Reads with Ronna

"...Dianne Ochiltree demonstrates her great talent as a writer. It is a lovely story for a parent and child to share...capturing the simple, unforgettable fun and unforgettable memories of childhood..."
Alan Caruba, Bookviews

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Firefly Fact

Two chemicals in a firefly’s body, luciferase and luciferin, allow them to ‘light up’ in the presence of ATP. ATP is another chemical found not only in fireflies but in all animals.

Firefly Interview

Dianne was recently a guest on WTBQ's "Shannon's Corner ~ Make Good Choices" show. Click here to listen as Dianne discusses her new book IT'S A FIREFLY NIGHT.

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