Laura’s Books

Coming Soon!

SQUIRREL’S SWEATER
(Woodland Friends Series Book #3)
Illustrated by Jennie Poh
(Beaming Books)
September 2021

BEAR’S BICYCLE
(Woodland Friends Series Book #2)
Illustrated by Jennie Poh
(Beaming Books)
April 20, 2021

“This story of determination and friendship is simply and consistently told.”
Kirkus Reviews

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FRED’S BIG FEELINGS: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MISTER ROGERS
Illustrated by Brigette Barrager
(Atheneum)
January 14, 2020

Praise For Fred’s Big Feelings: The Life and Legacy of Mister Rogers

* “Renauld’s lively, approachable text welcomes young readers in the same way that Rogers welcomed his young viewers into his living-room set. . . . Bright, well-researched, and welcome.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Charming, lovingly illustrated. . . . The book teems with vocabulary words that capture emotions: affection, compassion, respect, generous, worried, selfish, shocked. Children will relate to the portrayal of their emotional experience while adults will find many comforting reminders of Rogers’s well-known catchphrases and references to the tone of his show. Barrager’s bright, cheerful gouache and colored pencil illustrations, featuring a trail of hearts on almost every page, add warmth and depth, emphasizing that Mr. Rogers was a beacon of love and acceptance. A welcome addition to the growing number of books about Mr. Rogers.” – School Library Journal

Listed on Amazon’s Best Nonfiction Children’s Books of 2020

Received Parents’ Choice Recommended Award – 2020

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PORCUPINE’S PIE
(Woodland Friends Series Book #1)
Illustrated by Jennie Poh
(Beaming Books)
October 9, 2018

WINNER OF THE BEAMING BOOKS PICTURE BOOK WRITING CONTEST!

2018 INDIES Finalist, Picture Books (Foreword Reviews)

Interview on Jedlie’s Reading with your Kids! Podcast

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