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! 


Coming Fall 2017 (available for pre-order now)!

"Another delightful addition to the series." -Kirkus

"Another delightful addition to the series." -Kirkus

Pre-order Peep and Egg: I'm Not Taking a Bath NOW:

Indie Bound

Amazon

Barnes and Noble

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Out now!

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!

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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Out now!

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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Now available!

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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Now available!

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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Coming Soon

My Pillow Keeps Moving (Now available for pre-order)

Illustrated by Christopher Weyant (Viking/Penguin Random House)

I Got A Chicken For My Birthday

Illustrated by Sarah Horne (Carolrhoda/Lerner)

Peep and Egg: I'm Not Using The Potty

Illustrated by Joyce Wan (FSG/Macmillan)

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