Penny Parker Klostermann

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Penny Parker Klostermann writes picture books and poetry for children. Her first book, THERE WAS AN OLD DRAGON WHO SWALLOWED A KNIGHT, was published in 2015. Her next book, A COOKED-UP FAIRY TALE, will be out in 2017.

Penny taught school for 26 years before she began writing. She loves all kinds of books, but especially loves very silly picture books that make her laugh. After all, laughter really is the best medicine :-) Penny has been known to hug her favorite picture books and seriously hopes that someday her books will gain huggable status too.

Penny is a member of SCBWI (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). She was named the 2012 Barbara Karlin Grant Runner-up. She is represented by Tricia Lawrence of the Erin Murphy Li
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Penny Parker Klostermann Well, they're not really a couple...but a couple of friends. I love Nugget and Fang from Tammi Sauer's picture book titled Nugget and Fang: Friends…moreWell, they're not really a couple...but a couple of friends. I love Nugget and Fang from Tammi Sauer's picture book titled Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever―or Snack Time?
Nugget is a minnow and Fang is a shark so you can imagine their friendship has it challenges. But they meet the challenges in this humorous, sweet story.(less)
Penny Parker Klostermann I read picture books and it helps my imagination. I also go on walks and let my mind wander instead of listening to music. If all else fails, I try to…moreI read picture books and it helps my imagination. I also go on walks and let my mind wander instead of listening to music. If all else fails, I try to write my way through it. Surprisingly, this works every now and then :-)(less)
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I’m really not blogging this year because I halted my series, A Great Nephew and a Great Aunt, to free up more writing time (and for a couple of other reasons). But I had to do a post out of the pure excitement that’s been building all day. Each year, Tara Lazar does an idea […] Read more of this blog post »
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Spring After Spring by Stephanie Roth Sisson
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The Book That Jake Borrowed by Susan Holt Kralovansky
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Every librarian is going to want this book in his or her collection. They will relate to Kralovansky’s story of a library book that is put through the wringer.
In this cumulative tale, Jake’s book makes the rounds — from a drip of grape jelly to the
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How the Squid Got Two Long Arms by Henry L. Herz
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I was drawn in from the first spread featuring the squid with ten arms of equal length. I’ve read Henry’s other books so I know that he has a great imagination and that he has storytelling chops. But I was really curio ...more
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Alice's Magic Garden by Henry L. Herz
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Henry Herz weaves a delightfully engaging story for all those who wonder about Alice “before the rabbit hole…” It’s a well thought out prequel to the original and a story where kindness begets kindness and good prevails.
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Alice's Magic Garden by Henry L. Herz
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Henry Herz weaves a delightfully engaging story for all those who wonder about Alice “before the rabbit hole…” It’s a well thought out prequel to the original and a story where kindness begets kindness and good prevails.
Natalie Hoopes illustrations
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How the Squid Got Two Long Arms by Henry L. Herz
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I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I was drawn in from the first spread featuring the squid with ten arms of equal length. I’ve read Henry’s other books so I know that he has a great imagination and that he has storytelling chops. But I was really curio ...more
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Little Tiger by Julie Abery
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Anybody's Game by Heather Lang
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Little Panda by Julie Abery
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