Kara LaReau




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Kara LaReau was born and raised in Connecticut. She received her Masters in Fine Arts in Writing, Literature, and Publishing from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts and later worked as an editor at Candlewick Press and at Scholastic Press. Among other celebrated titles, she edited Kate DiCamillo’s Because of Winn-Dixie, The Tale of Despereaux, The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane, and the Mercy Watson series. She is the author of picture books such as UGLY FISH and OTTO: The Boy Who Loved Cars, illustrated by Scott Magoon, and NO SLURPING, NO BURPING! A Tale of Table Manners, illustrated by Lorelay Bové; a chapter book series called The Infamous Ratsos, illustrated by Matt Myers; and an upcoming middle-grade trilogy called The Unin ...more

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Otto: The boy who loved cars

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Snowbaby Could Not Sleep

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Rocko and Spanky Go to a Party

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Rocko and Spanky Have Company

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So. I had a bit of a day yesterday. Actually, it all started two nights ago, when I got a certain phone call…from the Geisel Committee.


That’s right. If you haven’t already heard, THE INFAMOUS RATSOS was named a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book. (More about the award here.)


Of course, it was my fondest hope/dream/wish that this would happen, but I never, ever really thought it would....

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The Jolly Regina
The Unintentional Adventures of the Bland Sisters (2 books)
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