Lindsay Leslie

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A diary keeper, a journal writer, a journalism major, a public relations executive—Lindsay Leslie has always operated in a world of written words. When she became a mom and began to tell her kids bedtime stories, Lindsay connected the dots to children’s literature. She likes to bring her unique outlook on life, quirky humor, and play with words to the page in picture books.

Lindsay is the author of THIS BOOK IS SPINELESS and NOVA THE STAR EATER (Page Street Kids). Her third picture book, DUSK EXPLORERS (Page Street Kids), will launch June 2, 2020.

Lindsay lives with her husband, two young boys, and two fur-beasts in Austin.

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Lindsay Leslie Oh, stinky writer's block. I never try to fight it head on. I shrug my shoulders, walk to the library, and read a bunch of picture books. Or I take a…moreOh, stinky writer's block. I never try to fight it head on. I shrug my shoulders, walk to the library, and read a bunch of picture books. Or I take a webinar on a topic of my interest. Or I have a snack and then switch to another project. One way I get around writer's block is to have many projects going at the same time. I rarely find that the words won't flow at all. Something will eek out with one of my works in progress. (less)
Lindsay Leslie I have four picture book manuscripts I'm working on and very excited about. I'll talk about them broadly.

One is fic-informational or a hybrid of…more
I have four picture book manuscripts I'm working on and very excited about. I'll talk about them broadly.

One is fic-informational or a hybrid of fiction and non-fiction just like my second book coming out with Page Street Kids called NOVA THE STAR EATER (Spring 2019). And just like NOVA, this one is funny! It's quirky! You'll learn something -- BONUS! I had a blast writing it, as it's set in the ocean, which I adore almost as much as I love space. But space wins just because I've never been there and probably won't ever get the chance.

I also have a more serious and lyrical day-in-the-life story about a stray dog. It tugs at the heart and pulls you in. I have dreams about this dog. A couple of my critique partners believe they've seen this dog around and I love that.

Another work-in-progress is a laugh-out-loud book about two dogs who believe their owner is royalty. It's told from one of the dog's perspectives and is chock full of hi-jinks.

The last story in the pile is set at a roller rink. My oldest son is an avid skater of the in-line kind, and I spend a lot of time at the rink. I had to wrap this into a picture book story somehow and am having fun with it. (less)
Average rating: 3.67 · 309 ratings · 88 reviews · 3 distinct works
This Book Is Spineless

3.75 avg rating — 220 ratings — published 2019
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My Shape is Sam by Amanda  Jackson
My Shape is Sam
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When what you feel on the inside doesn't match your outside, what do you do? For Sam, who happens to be square, he gets to rolling like a circle. A lovely picture book about being who you are ... no matter what label you are given.
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Pirates Don't Go to Kindergarten! by Lisa     Robinson
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Oh the struggles of moving on...and when you are a pirate, double that. This is an endearing book about a young pirate girl who is digging in about going to Kindergarten. She rather sail the high seas with her old preschool teacher, not explore the u ...more
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The Important Thing About Margaret Wise Brown by Mac Barnett
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Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao by Kat Zhang
Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao
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This story made me hungry and made me want to make bao. Amy Wu and the Perfect Bao will entice children to get in and learn something new in the kitchen. I loved the themes of practice, practice practice, patience while learning, and problem-solving.
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Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson
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A Race Around the World by Caroline Starr Rose
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Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter  Brown
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Four Otters Toboggan by Vivian Kirkfield
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If you aren't swept up by the gorgeous illustrations, the story with its lyrical lilting rhythm will move you through this book as you immerse yourself in this comforting ecosystem Vivian brings to the page.
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