SNUGGLE BUNNY Hops into Scholastic’s Clubs and Fairs!

13 Mar

Happy Birthday, SNUGGLE BUNNY!

4 Jan

Scholastic Rolls Out StoryPlay Line (from Publishers Weekly) By Sally Lodge | Nov 29, 2016 “A fun way to read together!” is the tag line for a new series from Scholastic’s Cartwheel Books, debuting in January with four titles. Aimed at children ages 3–5, StoryPlay books integrate questions and prompts within stories to further engage […]

YOU’RE MY BOO Book Trailer!

14 Sep

Here’s the YOU’RE MY BOO book trailer: Thanks to Katya Szewczuk, and to my niece and nephew for stealing the show. LOVE their giggles!  

YOU’RE MY BOO Book Launch Parties!

25 Aug

Please join me to celebrate the launch of my debut picture book, You’re My Boo (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster): Friday, September 23, 2016 6:00pm @ Barnes & Noble (Cranberry, PA) Saturday, September 24, 2016 noon @ Penguin Bookshop (Sewickley, PA) Saturday, October 1, 2016 2:00pm @ Parnassus Books (Nashville, TN)


6 Aug

My debut picture book, YOU’RE MY BOO (Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster), was featured in the Millennium Biltmore’s lobby at the LA SCBWI Annual Summer Conference!                     What a thrill! I also got to sign it for the very first time.           […]

Tips for a Great Author Visit

20 Jul

I’m ‘stealing’ all of this fabulous information from the fabulous author, Kim Norman. Thanks, Kim! Plan art shows based on the book cover. Have a book sale. Hold contests (posters, essays, classroom door artwork, bulletin boards) with prizes like “Lunch with the Author.” Have a school-wide art contest based on the author’s books. Perhaps the […]

YOU’RE MY BOO Gets Fab Review from Kirkus!

20 Jul

YOU’RE MY BOO by Kate Dopirak, illustrated by Lesley Breen Withrow Age Range: 3 – 5 A day in the life of a family is more than the sum of its adorable parts. “You’re my peek-a-boo, my sneak-a-boo, / my laughing till-you-squeak-a-boo.” So begins this mother fox’s celebration of her quick, sneaky, funny, naughty little […]

Spring 2017 Children’s Sneak Previews from Publishers Weekly

20 Jul

SCHOLASTIC/CARTWHEEL Cartwheel hops into spring with Snuggle Bunny by Kate Dopirak, illus. by Cori Doerrfeld, launching the StoryPlay line of books that include story-related games and crafts to extend early literacy learning; Are You My Cuddle Bunny? by Sandra Magsamen, joining Magsamen’s Heart-felt line of novelty books that have felt accents; and My Rainbow Surprise […]

My upcoming picture book — “adorable and scrappy and funny and sweet”! Woohoo!!!

19 Mar

A Cafe Chat with Lauren Rille, by Lindsay Bandy Posted on March 11, 2016 by EasternPennPoints IDA Design It’s a great day for a cafe chat! I’m excited to be back in the interviewer seat, but Lori Ann Palma has kept it nice and warm for me. Didn’t she do a great interview with Sean McCarthy […]

My Picture Book, YOU’RE MY BOO, has a Cover!

9 Oct

I got to see the cover of my picture book, YOU’RE MY BOO, set to be published by Beach Lane Books/Simon & Schuster Summer 2016. My world stopped spinning. I had to remind myself to breathe. YOU’RE MY BOO’s illustrator, Lesley Breen Withrow, is my new superhero. “Dinner?” “No thanks. I’m looking at my cover.” […]