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About Lauren Stringer
LAUREN STRINGER creates paintings, drawings, and books in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she lives with her husband and two cats. Her first illustrated picture book, Mud, won an IRA Children’s Choice Award, Crayola Kids Best Book of the Year Award and was declared a "Flying Starts" by Publisher's Weekly. Since Mud, Lauren has written and illustrated many celebrated picture books. Her book When Stravinsky Met Nijinsky received the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers and named a Booklist's Top Ten Art Books and ALA Notable Book. Stringer was recently awarded a second McKnight Artist Fellowship for Writers, for her manuscript, An Abundance of Light: The Story of Matisse in Morocco. Her newest book, The Dark Was Done will be published by Beach Lane Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster in Fall 2022.
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Cynthia Rylant’s lyrical descriptions of the sights and feelings evoked by falling snow blend gorgeously with the rich and beautiful world created by Lauren Stringer’s illustrations, in which a young girl, her friend, and her grandmother enjoy the many things a snowy day has to offer.
When Frank Lloyd Wright was a baby, his mother dreamed that he would become a great architect. She gave him blocks to play with and he learned that shapes are made up of many other shapes. As he grew up, he loved finding shapes in nature. Wright went on to study architecture and create buildings that were one with the natural world around them. He became known as one of the greatest American architects of all time.
Scarecrows. They perch high above gardens and fields, with borrowed coats and button eyes and pie-pan hands that glint in the sun. What else is there to know about them? Perhaps more than we realize. Newbery Medalist Cynthia Rylant’s rich and poignant story, powerfully illustrated by Lauren Stringer, will resonate deeply in the hearts of readers, who just might find themselves seeing the world in a whole new way.
“Rylant lyrically imagines the scarecrow as a grateful ‘witness to life,’ while the acrylic paintings evoke a warm, even nostalgic sense of plenty.”—Publishers Weekly
"Rylant uses casual, conversational language with simple elegance and pleasing rhythms.”—School Library Journal
“Rylant is in fine form.”—Kirkus Reviews
There was once a boy who loved bedtime.
What could be more wonderful than sharing bedtime with beloved friends? The little boy in this gentle and fun story loves to talk to his stuffed animals each evening and share with them all the things that happened to him that day—and to hear about their days, too.
From bestselling author Mem Fox and award-winning illustrator Lauren Stinger, here is a celebration of imagination, play, friendship, and coziness certain to touch a chord with young children everywhere. Includes audio!
Children and animals alike excitedly anticipate yellow time, when the trees release their colorful leaves to blanket the earth, crows raise their voices joyfully from the bare branches, and squirrels busy themselves preparing their nests for winter. This lyrical celebration of the beauty and fun of autumn is sure to become a perennial fall favorite.
Bear and Smile are always together. They wake up together, swim by the waterfall together, and eat honey together. But one day, Bear wakes up and Smile is nowhere to be found. With the help of his woodland friends, will Bear be able to find his Smile again?
This tender and special debut picture book explores sadness with a light touch and shows that sometimes a good friend can make all the difference.
There’s a place I go that’s green and grass,
a place I thought that no one knew—
until the deer came.
This gorgeous picture book from celebrated author Mary Lyn Ray features luminous and evocative art from Lauren Stringer and will capture the hearts of young dancers everywhere.