• Author Erin Dealey is a K-12 Language Arts/ theater teacher, former Co-RA for SCBWI CA North/Central, and motivational speaker. A poster on her wall reads: “You can’t scare me–I’m a teacher!” She LOVES school visits and takes every opportunity to motivate kids to read and write.
    SNOWGLOBE WISHES (Illus. by Claire Shorrock/ Sleeping Bear Press 2019) got a STARRED review from KIRKUS : https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/erin-dealey/snow-globe-wishes/?fbclid=IwAR2VOgTBusvkvZgv2HIDnzHWdCcVss_ssqpkubPz6obFRctlu54oR9Iz0bc.) “The feelings of community and togetherness are palpable.”

    K is for KINDERGARTEN (Sleeping Bear/August 2017, illustrations by Joseph Cowman) was an Amazon #1 New Release. Companion books GRANDMA’S FAVORITE and GRANDPA’S FAVORITE (Kane Miller 2018–also in Spanish editions) celebrate grandparents all over the world– from the same team who did BABIES COME FROM AIRPORTS (2017 /illustrated by Luciana Navarro Powell), a kids’-eye view of adoption. Forthcoming picture books include PETER EASTER FROG (Illus. by G. Brian Karas/ Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum S&S 2021) and DEAR EARTH, From Your Friends in Room Five (Harper Collins, Illus. Luisa Uribe, 2021).
    KIRKUS cheers Dealey’s holiday book, DECK THE WALLS (Sleeping Bear Press): “…hilarious…’’Tis the season to be jolly,’ after all, and this rollicking parody neatly fits the bill.”
    Her first picture book, GOLDIE LOCKS HAS CHICKEN POX (Atheneum/S&S, Aladdin Paperbacks–still in print!) is also available in Braille. Kirkus Reviews called Dealey’s SLJ “Remarkable Read,” LITTLE BO PEEP CAN’T GET TO SLEEP (Atheneum/ S&S) “An over-the-moon bedtime read…!”

    Reading is POWER!

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