Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
  • Amelia Bedelia Through The Years

    Peggy Parish wrote the first Amelia Bedelia series in 1963, inspired by the students in her third-grade classroom and their creative use of vocabulary. Her nephew, Herman Parish, said: "My aunt was a big believer in children reading. She really thought that was the key to their independence. With a book, you can go anywhere at least in your mind." The book was illustrated by Fritz Siebel.
    Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
  • Amelia Bedelia Through The Years

    In Peggy Parish's fourth book in the Amelia Bedelia series, "Come Back, Amelia Bedelia," with illustrations by Wallace Tripp, the epoymous character's look begins to modernize. Amelia is finally fired for taking her boss' orders too seriously.
    Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
  • Amelia Bedelia Through The Years

    In 1972's "Play Ball, Amelia Bedelia," the fifth book and again illustrated by Wallace Tripp, Amelia learns how to play baseball.
    Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
  • Amelia Bedelia Through The Years

    In "Good Work, Amelia Bedelia" published in 1976 and illustrated by Lynn Sweat, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers continue to be surprised by their housekeeper, even in the sixth book of the series.
    Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
  • Amelia Bedelia Through The Years

    In 1981's "Amelia Bedelia and the Baby," illustrated by Lynn Sweat, somehow the Rogers convince Amelia that she can babysit a baby, because she is "very good with children."
    Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
  • Amelia Bedelia Through The Years

    "Amelia Bedelia's Family Album," from 1988 and illustrated again by Lynn Sweat, was the 12th book in the series and the last that Peggy Parish authored before she died in November 1988.
    Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
  • Amelia Bedelia Through The Years

    In 1991, the first "Amelia Bedelia" book was republished by HarperCollins.
    Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
  • Amelia Bedelia Through The Years

    For "Amelia Bedelia and the Surprise Shower," by Peggy Parish, Barbara Siebel Thomas, daughter of Fritz Siebel, who illustrated the original Amelia Bedelia books, lent her talents.
    Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
  • Amelia Bedelia Through The Years

    In 1999's "Amelia Bedelia 4 Mayor," Lynn Sweat led her artistic talents again, this time with Herman Parish.
    Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
  • Amelia Bedelia Through The Years

    In "Amelia Bedelia, Bookworm," from 2003, Herman Parish paired up with illustrator Lynn Sweat again.
    Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
  • Amelia Bedelia Through The Years

    "Amelia Bedelia's First Day of School" in 2009 was the first-ever book depicting Amelia Bedelia as a child. Lynne Avril was the illustrator.
    Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
  • Amelia Bedelia Through The Years

    In 2011's "Go West, Amelia Bedelia," Herman Parish works on a classic-looking Amelia Bedelia with Lynn Sweat.
    Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
  • Amelia Bedelia Through The Years

    In "Amelia Bedelia Means Business," the first chapter book in the Amelia Bedelia brand, Herman Parish works with Lynne Avril to describe how Amelia Bedelia gets her first job to earn money for a bike.
    Illustrations: © The Estate of Fritz Siebel, © Lynn Sweat, © Lynne Avril
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