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About Ilona E. Holland

Dr. Ilona E. Holland is an educator and award winning writer who inspires children to ask questions and become awed by the world around them.

Ilona spent over a decade of her professional life teaching at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. In addition, she conducted evaluations for PBS producers of programs like Martha Speaks, CyberChase, Where in the World is Carmen Sandiego, WordGirl, and Wild Kratt’s. Since retiring, she spends most of her time writing for children and visiting schools all over the world.

Ilona’s titles have won state and national recognition and awards. Her first book, Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure is included in United Through Reading, a program that reaches 100,000 military families around the globe. Ilona’s other books have received first place awards given by the Delaware Press Association and the National Federation of Press Women. Her work has also been featured in Ed Magazine and her first book was selected as one of Hoda Kobt’s favorites.

Recognition

Media

JANUARY 4, 2021

Interview by Hagley From Home: The Great Explosion by Ilona Holland

Fire, explosions, and flying debris test the courage of the du Pont children who race from their home to escape the dangers of the nearby family powder mill. 

April 15, 2019

Celebrating Local Authors from Delmarva

Author Ilona E. Holland talks about her book, “The Lost Locket of Lewes” with illustrator Judy Love

December 11, 2020

Thank you, Dr. Holland!

Dr. Libby thanks Dr. Holland for her presentation at Shields Elementary School.

OCTOBER 23, 2019

Sergeant Major Daniel Dailey Reads Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure​

United Through Reading and National Park Trust partnered together to bring families a special UTR recording of Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure by author Ilona E. Holland. Sergeant Major Daniel Dailey, 15th SMA of the U.S. Army, takes us on the adventure in this special video.

MARCH 31, 2016

Celebrating Local Authors from Delmarva

As we celebrate Delmarva, it’s not just about the stories we focus on, but the people behind them as well. That includes the many people who write stories – particularly, children’s books. Author Dr. Ilona Holland from Rehoboth Beach, Del. recently published her first children’s book, Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure

May 17, 2019

99.1 Radio Rehoboth

JANUARY 4, 2021

Interview by Hagley From Home: The Great Explosion by Ilona Holland

Fire, explosions, and flying debris test the courage of the du Pont children who race from their home to escape the dangers of the nearby family powder mill. Another explosion could happen any minute! Share the children’s adventure as they make their way to safety. Based on true events from 1818, this book combines fact with fiction to keep you turning the pages as you learn about the duPont children and life at Eleutherian Mills.

April 15, 2019

Celebrating Local Authors from Delmarva

Author Ilona E. Holland talks about her book, “The Lost Locket of Lewes” with illustrator Judy Love

December 11, 2020

Thank you, Dr. Holland!

Dr. Libby thanks Dr. Holland for her presentation at Shields Elementary School.

OCTOBER 23, 2019

Sergeant Major Daniel Dailey Reads Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure

United Through Reading and National Park Trust partnered together to bring families a special UTR recording of Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure by author Ilona E. Holland. Sergeant Major Daniel Dailey, 15th SMA of the U.S. Army, takes us on the adventure in this special video.

MARCH 31, 2016​

Celebrating Local Authors from Delmarva​

As we celebrate Delmarva, it’s not just about the stories we focus on, but the people behind them as well.  That includes the many people who write stories – particularly, children’s books. Author Dr. Ilona Holland from Rehoboth Beach, Del. recently published her first children’s book, “Buddy Bison’s Yellowstone Adventure,” with the National Park Trust and  National Geographic Kids.

May 17, 2019

99.1 Radio Rehoboth

The Lost Locket of Lewes

“This was a delightful read! The author combined a magical tale with the most fascinating history lesson to captivate any reader of any age. (I certainly let my imagination run off with the main characters to the 4th of July 1893.) Great care to the historical material provided after the story was evident. Fact from Fiction was spot on and I’m sure readers will appreciate learning how the facts influenced the story. Adding Evaporating Peaches, Muskrat Stew, and Pirates in Lewes to the end of the book was creativity at its best. The illustrations are absolutely wonderful and add additional life to the tale. Kudos for adding the Learn More section. ..a wonderful tool to keep the magic going. BRAVA!”

– National Federation of Press Women

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