Laurie Keller

Laurie Keller is the acclaimed author-illustrator of Do Unto Otters, Arnie, the Doughnut, The Scrambled States of America, and Open Wide: Tooth School Inside, among numerous others. She grew up in Muskegon, Michigan, and always loved to draw, paint and write stories. She earned a B.F.A. at Kendall College of Art and Design, then worked at Hallmark as a greeting card illustrator for seven-and-a-half years, until one night she got an idea for a children’s book. She quit her job, moved to New York City, and soon had published her first book. She loved living in New York, but she has now returned to her home state, where she lives in a little cottage in the woods on the shore of Lake Michigan.


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Birdy's Smile Book by Laurie Keller - Book Trailer

This is one little girl with one BIG message. Smile! It makes you happy, and it makes other people happy too. From acclaimed children's author/illustrator Laurie Keller comes Birdy's Smile Book. This trailer will make you smile ear to ear!

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Ralph's World live on WGN-TV Chicago performing Me and My Animal Friends.

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Ralph Covert reads Me and My Animal Friends

"Hear author Ralph Covert read from Me and My Animal Friends, his picture book for children, illustrated by Laurie Keller. If you wanted a pet, if you really, really wanted just the right pet, what would it be? Learn more about the children's book Me and My Animal Friends at http://us.macmillan.com/MeandMyAnimalFriends/RalphCovert Read about author Ralph Covert at http://us.macmillan.com/author/ralphcovert Read about illustrator Laurie Keller at http://us.macmillan.com/author/lauriekeller"

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Keller on her book The Scrambled States of America Talent Show

"Hear author and illustrator Laurie Keller explain how her children's picture book The Scrambled States of America Talent Show came to be. In this kid's picture book, those wacky scrambled states have come together for a spectacular show featuring their many goofball talents. Learn more about the book at http://us.macmillan.com/thescrambledstatesofamericatalentshow/LaurieKeller Read more about author and illustrator Laurie Keller at http://us.macmillan.com/author/lauriekeller"

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Invasion of the Ufonuts
The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut
Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Henry Holt and Co.

Arnie finds himself in trouble when his neighbor, Loretta Schmoretta, begins telling news reporters that she was the victim of an alien abduction. And not just...


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Bowling Alley Bandit
The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut
Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

As Mr. Bing's new pet "doughnut dog," Arnie couldn't be happier. When Mr. Bing joins a bowling league, Arnie gets to go along to practices and competitions....


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Marty Frye, Private Eye

Janet Tashjian; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Henry Holt and Co. BYR Paperbacks

Marty Frye is not your ordinary private eye. Marty Frye is "the poet detective"--he solves petty crimes by turning rhymes. In the course of a busy day, Marty...


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Birdy's Smile Book

Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

Birdy starts every day by smiling at herself in the mirror. She says you can smile while doing just about anything--brushing your teeth, taking out the...


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The Scrambled States of America Talent Show

Laurie Keller; Illustrated by the author
Square Fish

It all started quite simply, really. In the middle of the night, New York woke up from a dream and shouted, “HEY, EVERYONE—LET’S HAVE A TALENT SHOW!”...


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Do Unto Otters

Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Square Fish

Join Mr. Rabbit in exploring the Golden Rule: Do unto Otters as you would have Otters do unto you!


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Me and My Animal Friends

Ralph Covert; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Henry Holt / Christy Ottaviano Books

If you wanted a pet, if you really really wanted just the right pet, what would it be? A gecko, a goose, or a humpback whale? A Minnesota minnow or a South...


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The Scrambled States of America (Book & CD Set)

Laurie Keller; Illustrated by the author
Macmillan Young Listeners

Packed with madcap humor and whimsical illustrations, this quirky story will make learning geography as much fun as taking a vacation.


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Fooled You!

Elaine Pascoe; illustrated by Laurie Keller
Henry Holt and Co.

Hoaxes are meant to fool the world—and some people fall for them. Would you? Crop circles. Aliens on earth. Fairies caught on film. Giant cats. What...


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Grandpa Gazillion's Number Yard

Laurie Keller, illustrated by Laurie Keller
Henry Holt and Co.

Don’t you hate when your eyebrows fall into your soup? Dig them out with a SIX—it’s a great eyebrow scoop! If you ever thought that numbers were only...


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Open Wide

Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Square Fish

From the author/illustrator of The Scrambled States of America, here is a fun-filled introduction to teeth. "Before the principal's announcements, will you...


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Arnie, the Doughnut
The Adventures of Arnie the Doughnut
Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Henry Holt and Co.

A deliciously imaginative story about friendship—from the author / illustrator of The Scrambled States of America. Arnie was fascinated as he watched the...


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The Scrambled States of America

Laurie Keller; illustrations by Laurie Keller
Square Fish

A wacky cross-country adventure starring the fifty states! "Well, it was just your basic, ordinary day in the good old U. S. of A. States all over the...


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Toys!

Don Wulffson; Illustrated by Laurie Keller
Henry Holt and Co.

A fresh, intriguing look at the stories behind great toy inventions. "Originally, Play-Doh only came in white. There's a good reason for this. You see,...


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