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Speaker Profile - Erin Dealey


Region: California: North/Central
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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.

NEW releases: 
DEAR EARTH...From Your Friends in Room 5, Harper Collins, illus. Luisa Uribe / Dec. 2020. An Indie KIDS NEXT pick. "A well-thought-out presentation of an important environmental message." KIRKUS  

PETER EASTER FROG , Caitlyn Dlouhy Books - Atheneum, illustrated by G. Brian Karas / Jan. 2021. A JLG selection. "You may know the Easter Bunny, but get ready to meet Peter Easter Frog!...Charming Easter fun." (Kirkus) 

SNOW GLOBE WISHES (Illus. by Claire Shorrock/ Sleeping Bear Press 2019) got a STARRED review from KIRKUS : "The feelings of community and togetherness are palpable."

K is for KINDERGARTEN (Sleeping Bear, illus. Joseph Cowman) was an Amazon #1 New Release. Kane Miller books, illus. Luciana Navarro Powell, include GRANDMA'S FAVORITE and GRANDPA'S FAVORITE (also in Spanish editions), and BABIES COME FROM AIRPORTS, a kids'-eye view of adoption. 
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!