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! 


Out Now!

Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching

Illustrated by Joyce Wan

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

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

-Society for Children's Book Writers and Illustrators Summer Reading List choice, 2016

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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

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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 for 2015

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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 for 2015

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Coming Fall 2016

Peep and Egg: I'm Not Trick or Treating

Illustrated by Joyce Wan

Farrar, Strauss & Giroux (Macmillan)

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