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Angela H. Dale writes picture books for children and for the grownups who read to them. Her debut picture book BUS STOP, illustrated by Lala Watkins, hits libraries and bookstores October 4, 2022. She lives in Maryland with her family and Harry the cat.
Angela H. Dale writes picture books for children and for the grownups who read to them, and also writes poems (which sometimes become picture books).
Angela has one super power – reading – and she wants to share it with everyone. As a kid she would bike to the library to check out books on her very own library card. In elementary school she once read 40 books in 40 days. She likes to write stories too and won second place for a story she wrote in college.
Angela worked for a literary agent in Washington, DC, and a book publisher in New York City before moving around the world with her family when her husband was in the Navy.
Some of the places Angela has lived include Pennsylvania, Texas, California, Florida and Japan, and she has lots of stories she hopes to tell from those times. But her debut picture book was inspired by a bus stop just down the street from her home in Maryland; all 26 of the characters in BUS STOP are named after her children’s friends and classmates.
BUS STOP, illustrated by Lala Watkins, is Angela’s debut picture book. Kirkus Reviews call BUS STOP “Simple, snowy fun with a vocabulary-building boost…. Young fans of Ezra Jack Keats’ The Snowy Day (1962) will find this an enjoyable companion book, and this title will likely see heavy rotation in libraries during the colder months of the year.”revies It is available for preorder, and hits libraries and bookstores October 4, 2022.