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Street magic performer. Award-winning ice sculptor. Hog-calling champion. These are all things Tara Lazar has never been. Instead, she prefers baking with her daughters, creating jewelry, and writing stories for children. THE MONSTORE is her first book, inspired by her pesky little brother (who is no longer so pesky). Tara has several picture books to be published in the coming years. I THOUGHT THIS WAS A BEAR BOOK and LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD were both released in Fall 2015. NORMAL NORMAN came on the scene in 2016. WAY PAST BEDTIME and 7 ATE 9: THE UNTOLD STORY in bookstores Spring 2017.

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Tara Lazar Hi Liam! I would love to write a sequel, as I have a lot of fun things planned for the second Monstore! Unfortunately, the publisher has not asked for…moreHi Liam! I would love to write a sequel, as I have a lot of fun things planned for the second Monstore! Unfortunately, the publisher has not asked for a sequel yet. But when they do, I'll be ready with some surprises for the characters! (and readers like you!)(less)
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Shutta Crum wrote one of my all-time favorite Storystorm posts a few years ago about crafting an irresistible picture book opening. Her “four W” technique grounds the reader in time and place with the character, leaving just enough detail unanswered so one must turn the page to discover why. WHY????


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