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Nina Laden

Nina Laden
Ed Spicer

Nina Laden is an award-winning, bestselling children’s book author and illustrator. She was born and raised in the New York City area, the daughter of two artists. Nina writes, illustrates, and teaches occasionally. Her many books include The Night I Followed the Dog, Peek-a-Who, When Pigasso Met Mootisse, Roberto the Insect Architect, Once Upon a Memory, and Yellow Kayak. When she is not writing or drawing, she paddleboards, takes long beach walks, hunts for agates, forages for mushrooms, makes jewelry, and cooks up a storm, amongst other things. She lives on a little island in the San Juan Islands of Washington State with her husband, Booth, and their Siberian cat, Marley.

You Are a Beautiful Beginning

Written by Nina Laden; illustrated by Kelsey Garrity-Riley
Roaring Brook Press
Roaring Brook Press

It is not the destination, but the journey.

Inspired by this timeless adage, You Are a Beautiful Beginning combines lyrical storytelling and lovely art, blossoming into...

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