Meet the Authors
Sisters and best friends, Katie and Carrie Weyler, grew up in Ohio. Katie is the oldest of five children, while Carrie is the youngest. They have three brothers in between them, which made for a fun and adventurous upbringing. Growing up, their family lived on a small 5-acre farm in the country that they shared with a horse, a goat, several adopted dogs and cats, and a couple of pigs that they showed in 4-H. They enjoyed playing outside, spending time with their pets, hiking, gardening, and exploring nature. They also loved reading bedtime stories which inspired them to write the Charlie Tractor Books.
Now with families of our own, we have set out to retell the stories that we experienced and imaged as children growing up in the country. These stories, based on actual events, share the adventures of our childhood make-believe friend named Charlie Tractor. Charlie Tractor was like a member of our family growing up. We want our children and all children to get to know Charlie and enjoy reading about his adventures. Our families love exploring nature and the great outdoors! Through our picture books, we hope to share that joy, and inspire others to spend time outside. We also love the quiet time together with our children reading bedtime stories, so we designed our books to be short, happy, family-oriented stories that are perfect for bedtime. We encourage all families to spend 10 minutes a day with their little ones reading a bedtime story.
- To bring enjoyment and happiness to all children through our books.
- To encourage children to explore nature and the great outdoors.
- To promote pet adoption
- To teach young readers a fun fact or two, and inspire them to keep reading.