Phyllis Alsdurf

Author of Children's Books

Welcome to my website. I’ve been writing stories for children for many years. My debut picture book,
It’s Milking Time, was released by Random House Children’s Books in April 2012.

It's Milking Time

--Upcoming Events--


The Bookcase of Wayzata in Wayzata, MN. Come to hear Phyllis read her book! Includes a book signing and a petting zoo for the kids!
June 16, 10 a.m.


The Anderson Center "A Celebration of Minnesota Authors and Illustrators" event in Red Wing, MN. Phyllis will be presenting about her book. Check out the link for a list of fun activites for all age groups.
Sept. 15, 12-5 p.m.

New! It's Milking Time

A lyrical and visual treasure—perfect for reading aloud to any child who's ever asked: Where does milk come from?

As the sun sets over the fields, a little girl and her father begin the evening milking. They work side by side, fanning out beds of straw, bringing in the cows, and hooking up the milkers.

Soon they've filled milk can after milk can for the creamery truck that will arrive in the morning. The fresh dairy product isn't just for them—other families will buy their milk, butter, and cheese at stores and farmers' markets near and far, connecting the little girl's farm to the world beyond.

Phyllis Alsdurf has created a poetic story that lovingly depicts the special bond between a child and her father, as well as the relationship between a young farmer and her animals. With Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher's exquisite illustrations, It's Milking Time is a must-have for any picture book collection.

The Family Farm