Hardcover Picture Book

$17.95 U.S. | 36 pages

ISBN: 978-1-937054-45-8

Welcome young readers  ....

Oklahoma author and illustrator Betty Selakovich Casey

Thank you for dropping by my author page.  Please visit often so I can let you know about the new books I’m working on, places where I’ll be making author visits, and other news.

My latest picture book is The Prince of the Prairie, a story about the American buffalo or bison. In 2016, the U.S. Congress named the buffalo the 1st National Mammal of the United States.  What an honor for an animal that means so much to Oklahoma! 

Here on the Oklahoma plains, the mighty buffalo has been known for centuries as the Prince of the Prairie.  My book tells the tale of a little urban buffalo who as progress fences him in joins his friends, Prairie Dog and Meadowlark, in a great escape and journey to the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve, where the buffalo still roam.

Hardcover Picture Book

$17.95 U.S. | 36 pages

ISBN: 978-1-937054-37-3

That is a Hat

May Finds Her Way

Join Betty at the OKC Zoo April 11 for the

2023 Read Across Oklahoma Celebration!

9 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Tuesday, April 11

The 2023 celebration of reading and early literacy will take place at the Oklahoma City Zoo from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Tuesday, April 11.  This year’s theme is Hats Off to Reading, inspired by Betty’s book That is a Hat.  The day will include activity stations, a reading by the author, and, of course, an opportunity to visit the animals!

The first 1,600 children that day with paid Zoo admission or ZOOfriends membership will take home

a free copy of That is a Hat!

News & Appearances

Prince of the Prairie


Hardcover Picture Book

$20.00 U.S.  | 44 pages

ISBN: 978-1-937054-72-4