Hi!  I'm Laura Gehl.  I spent many happy hours reading books as a kid, and now I get to spend many happy hours...and many frustrated, banging-my-head-against-the-wall hours...writing books for kids.  Pretty much the best job ever.  Except for the banging-my-head-against-the-wall part.  These days, I also get to spend many happy hours reading books to my own four kids.  Which is only fair, since I get most of my ideas from them! 


Zogby always knew he wanted to deliver cookies for the Fluffy Tail Cookies
Company—and at last he lands his dream job. But Zogby, a large bear, doesn’t fit in
with the fleet of adorable little delivery bunnies. Each time he rings a doorbell and sings
the cookie delivery song, he terrifies the customers! Will wearing bunny ears and a
fluffy tail help Zogby fit in? Or can Zogby find a way to stand out and still keep his job?

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I Got a Chicken for my Birthday

Illustrated by Sarah Horne

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Carolrhoda (Lerner)

With her birthday coming up, Ana asks Abuela Lola for tickets to the amusement park. Instead, Abuela Lola sends...a chicken. But this ingenious chicken may turn out to be the Best Present Ever!

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Peep and Egg: I'm Not Using the Potty

Illustrated by Joyce Wan

Farrar, Straus & Giroux (Macmillan)

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Egg is not using the potty--and no amount of lemonade, running water, and toilet paper tutus can change that! Until things start to get a little uncomfortable....

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My Pillow Keeps Moving

Illustrated by Chris Weyant

Viking (Penguin Random House)

A man walks into a store to buy a pillow...and walks out with a new best friend.

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-A Junior Library Guild Selection

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Peep and Egg: I'm Not Taking a Bath

Illustrated by Joyce-Wan

Farrar, Straus & Giroux (Macmillan)

Egg is covered in mud after playing with the pigs. But Egg is not taking a bath. No way, no how. Unless Peep  has a trick up her feathers to change Egg's mind....

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Koala Challah

Illustrated by Maria Mola

Kar-Ben (Lerner)

Lila wants a special job to get ready for Shabbat, just like her big sisters Rachel and Naomi. But every time Lila tries to help, she ends up making a gigantic mess. Can Lila find the perfect way to help her family?

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-A PJ Library selection

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Out now in picture book and board book formats!

Peep and Egg: I'm Not Trick or Treating

Illustrated by Joyce Wan

Farrar, Straus & Giroux (Macmillan)

Peep is so excited to go trick or treating with Egg.  But Egg is NOT trick or treating.  No way, no how.  With monsters, mummies, and witches lurking, it is way too scary out there.  Can Peep find a way to convince Egg that trick or treating is not so scary with a big sister by your side?

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Out now in picture book and board book formats!

Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching

Illustrated by Joyce Wan

Farrar, Straus & Giroux (Macmillan)  

Egg is not ready to hatch.  No way, no how.  Can big sister Peep help Egg break out of her shell?

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-Children's Choice Book Award Finalist, 2017

-Amazon Editors' Pick: Best Books for Ages 0-2, February 2016

-Parents' Choice Recommendation, spring 2016

-Association for Library Service to Children Summer Reading List, 2016

-International Literacy Association Children's Choices Reading List, 2017

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One Big Pair of Underwear

Illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld

Beach Lane Books (Simon & Schuster)

Add ONE big pair of underwear to TWO big bears who hate to share, and what do you get?  A little math, and a lot of laughs!

-Charlotte Zolotow Highly Commended Title, 2015    

-Mathical Prize, 2015  

-International Literacy Association Honor Book, 2015                                                                           

-Booklist Editors' Choice: Books for Youth, 2014                                                                                          

-Amazon Editors' Pick: Best Books for Ages 3-5, December 2014

-Nevada Library Association Recommendation, 2016

-Wisconsin State Reading Association "Picture This" Selection, 2015

-New York City Reads 365 Recommendation, 2015

-South Carolina Picture Book Awards Nominee, 2016-2017

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And Then Another Sheep Turned Up  

Illustrated by Amy Adele

Kar-Ben Publishing (Lerner)

This year, it will just be Mama, Papa, Hannah, and Noah for the Passover seder, with no extra guests.  Until Hannah hears a knock at the door...and another...and another....

-A PJ Library selection

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Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel

Illustrated by Sarah Goodreau

Kar-Ben Publishing (Lerner)

Hare is sooo much faster than his best friend Tortoise.  And he is ready to prove it, in a race all the way from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea. 

-A PJ Library selection

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