Laurie’s latest book is Paddle Perch Climb: Bird Feet Are Neat. Living alongside a creek in a wooded area, gives Laurie may opportunities to observe nature up close and personal. Her backyard is a playground for many wild creatures, as well as a diverse assortment of birds, including hawks, hummingbirds, and egrets. One of Laurie’s favorites, a screech owl she named Nascha, also makes its home nearby, trilling softly at night for its mate. Through her books, Laurie endeavors to spark children’s curiosity about the incredible diversity of life on our planet and to become avid nature lovers and explorers. Laurie attended Parson’s School of Design in NYC. Her first book for Dawn was award-winning Octopus Escapes Again!
Artist of the Month
The critters of the redwood forest come alive with Chad Wallace’s vibrant illustration in Tall Tall Tree. Written by Anthony Fredericks, this book is the 5th book Chad has illustrated for Dawn.
Daytime, Nighttime, All Though the Year is Andrea’s first book with Dawn Publications. But she has been illustrating children’s nature books for many years, and hopes that her work will help young people develop a passion for the natural world.
Ashley White, whose debut book for Dawn is A Moon of My Own, also describes herself as an “outdoor fanatic, peony-gazer, and daydreamer, with an eye for all things fabulous and creative.” Her illustrations for A Moon of My Own are inspired by her love of travel and her daughter who wears rain boots every day of the year. When […]
Cathy Morrison is an award-winning illustrator in Colorado who grew up spending most summers on her family farm in Texas. The farm included many cows, two horses, several pigs, no chickens, but there was one peacock. She began her career in animation and graphic design, but discovered her passion for children’s book illustration while raising her two children. After several […]