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Laura Renauld

LAURA RENAULD is a picture book author, former third grade teacher, and creator of the Debut Review Challenge, which supports children’s authors and illustrators who are promoting their first book. Her picture book biography, FRED’S BIG FEELINGS: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MISTER ROGERS, earned a starred review from Kirkus and is a 2020 Parents’ Choice Recommended Book. When she is not writing, Laura can be found at the library, in the woods, or sharing her love of reading and writing with children. She lives in Northern Virginia with her husband and their two story-telling sons.


Do You Have Big Feelings?

Mister Rogers knew how important it was for children learn about feelings. In this program, Laura will share excerpts from her book FRED'S BIG FEELINGS: THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MISTER ROGERS and engage participants in a interactive discussion about feelings, big and small.

Laura Renauld

30 Minute Program

SCHOOL PRESENTATION: A WRITER'S JOURNEY

When you go on a roadtrip, you need to be prepared: map your route, research your destination, pack your suitcase…. A writer’s journey is very similar. From ideas and story maps to drafts and revision, let’s take a trip!

Laura Renauld

45 Minute Program

Meet the Woodland Friends!

Laura will introduce her Woodland Friends: Porcupine, Bear, and Squirrel. This preschool storytime includes a read aloud and simple craft.

Laura Renauld

30 Minute Program

Ideas are Everywhere: Creating a Writer's Notebook

Have you ever wondered where an author gets their ideas from? In this program, I'll let you in on a little secret... Ideas are everywhere! Bring a blank notebook and we will create a Writer's Notebook to capture them in.

Laura Renauld

30 Minute Program

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Bear's Bicycle

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Porcupine's Pie

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Fred's Big Feelings

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Squirrel's Sweater

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