Lauren Simone Blogs

Grandma's Bookshelf Review, "I May Not Be Like You But We Could Be Friends"

Grandma's Bookshelf Review, "I May Not Be Like You But We Could Be Friends"

Margaret Welwood is a children's author, who writes children's books with positive characters and happy ever endings. She recently reviewed Sabrena's Bishops book, I may not be like you but we could be friends on Twitter, Google+, Goodreads and Facebook. Order your copy here

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Path to Greatness Podcast

Path to Greatness Podcast

Path to Greatness is a 501c3 Nonprofit Organization dedicated and committed to help middle and high school students realize they are already great! We met the founder Lavon Howard at the Beau Arts Festival in Philadelphia and he invited Lauren Simone Publishing House publisher, Dr. Melissa-Sue John and authors, Shaneika Burchell-Kerr and Imani Ariana to be interviewed for his podcast. Click here to listen. 

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April Blessings!

April Blessings!

April has been an excellent month at Lauren Simone Publishing House. We were in Philadelphia at the Beau Arts Book Festival held at The Greatness Center on April 7th, at the East Hartford Family Forum Meet the Author event held at the Hockanum Early Childhood Learning Center on April 11th, at the VPK School in Florida on April 12th, and at a  beautiful Local Author Showcase on April 13th at Prosser Public Library in Bloomfield, CT.

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Verplank Elementary School

Verplank Elementary School

Verplanck Elementary School invited Lauren Simone Pubs to read a story during their Women's History Month celebration. Dr. John had a great time watching the students showcase their favorite historical and current female models, do their drills, and say their poems. 

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Everyone Included: Talking About Diversity in Books for Children & Teens

Everyone Included: Talking About Diversity in Books for Children & Teens

Wallingford Public Library event hosted on March 14, 2018 hosted Anne Sibley O'Brien as the keynote speaker. Anne discussed her research with Krista Aronson and the website: https://diversebookfinder.org/  Melissa-Sue John, mother, psychology professor, diversity expert, researcher, children’s book author, and a publisher at Lauren Simone Publishing House (www.laurensimonepubs.com), had the privilege of meeting like minded authors, illustrators, publishers, editors and librarians who are invested in increasing and promoting diverse children’s and young adult literature. On the panel, experts were asked to share about diversity in children's literature... Diversity DefinedDiversity refers to an inclusion of age, gender, race, color, culture, language, weight, socioeconomic...

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