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I'm thrilled to share my new picture book with Luke Flowers, One More Dino on the Floor. Why dancing dinos? The story was inspired by an area packed with fossilized dinosaur footprints that scientists called a "dinosaur dance floor." Want to order a signed and personalized copy of One More Dino or my other books? Call Quail Ridge at 919-828-1588. After I sign them, they will ship them to you.

Looking for children's book recommendations? Please check out The Brown Bookshelf, some of my faves here and a list of titles by black children's book creators I shared for my Celebrating Diversity session at the NCRA conference.

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Happy Reading,



Growing up, I loved hanging out with grandma. One of my favorite memories is helping her make tea cakes. Our relationship inspired Tea Cakes for Tosh, illustrated by E.B. Lewis.

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 "Detailed watercolor art pairs precisely with earnest, delicate prose to create a gentle yet substantive picture book . . . A charmer; all that's missing are the hugs."

-- Kirkus

"This sweet one is perfect for the holidays and anytime."

-- Essence

“Kelly Starling Lyons' book is as sweet as the recipe it contains for that all-time favorite, tea cakes . . . A beautiful story with accurate beautiful images telling a delicious morsel of a narrative."

-- Michael W. Twitty,

African and African American Culinary Historian