Patty York Raymond is a Multi-Award Winning Children’s Book Author and native Texan. Patty is best known for writing language-rich children’s picture books that incorporate music and movement and celebrate family and heritage. Her books, It’s Too Windy, Hay Mucho Viento, The ABCs to Ranching, and Aspire/Aspirar have corresponding original theme songs-- ‘That’s What My Grandma Said’, ‘Take Me To The Ranch,’ and ‘Aspire’-- that promote extensive engagement and active participation in reading and retelling the stories.
It’s Too Windy, Hay Mucho Viento, The ABCs to Ranching, and Aspire/Aspirar have received state, national and international acclaim. In addition to her published work for children, Patty contributed the poem, ‘We Are Sisters’ featured in the Poets Facing the Wall anthology by The Raving Press in 2018.
Patty York Raymond has enjoyed working with children, families, and educators in a variety of roles including social worker, bilingual teacher and administrator. She especially enjoys visiting elementary schools throughout Texas and beyond, sharing her stories and encouraging students to read and write.
Patty resides in South Texas where she enjoys spending quality time with her family, reading, writing, dabbling in arts & crafts, as well as pampering her Shihpoos. Visit Patty at pattyraymondbooks.com. She can also be contacted for school visits and presentations at