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Ilona reading Buddy Bison's Yellowstone Adventure

About Dr. Ilona E. Holland

Dr. Ilona E. Holland is an educator and writer who weaves information into stories so children can grasp the wind and see beneath the ripples of the sand.

Dr. Holland spent most of her professional life in education.  She was on the faculty at the Harvard Graduate School of Education for 14 years and an evaluator for numerous educational technology projects including several at WGBH-TV.  She has served on many boards including the University of Delaware and was an advisor for the PBS Emmy Award-winning WordGirl.  Dr. Holland currently serves on the Delaware Council on Libraries, the Educational Advisory Board of the National Park Trust and is a trustee for the Lewes Historical Society and the Children’s Beach House in Lewes, DE.  She holds an Ed.D. from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education.

She currently spends most of her time writing for children and visiting schools.



Judy Love, Illustrator


April 15, 2019

Celebrating Local Authors from Delmarva

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

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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

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