Megan Wagner Lloyd is the author of two picture books for children - Finding Wild and Fort-Building Time, both illustrated by Abigail Halpin.
Ms. Lloyd grew up on the east and west coasts and moved from California to the D.C. area three years ago. Ever since the first grade, she knew that she wanted to be a children’s writer.
Her favorite books from her childhood were the Brambly Hedge stories by Jill Barklem; The Jolly Postman and Each Peach Pear Plum, both by Janet and Allan Ahlberg; and Annie and the Wild Animals by Jan Brett.
Her next picture book, Building Books, illustrated by Brianne Farley, will be released in October 2018. It is the story of two siblings who argue over which activity is best - building or reading. The story emphasizes the importance of finding that one special book to draw in reluctant readers.
She believes that the Noyes Children’s Library is so important because “early literacy builds a foundation for a lifelong love of reading—but even more importantly, it’s an incredibly fun and memorable bonding experience between children and their caregivers.” Adds Wagner Lloyd, “Reading is the best—it’s as good for you as vegetables, but it’s as delicious as dessert!”
Read more about Ms. Lloyd at https://meganwagnerlloyd.com. Check out her books at the Noyes Library for Young Children and other Montgomery County Public Libraries.
By Beth Meyer for the May-June 2018 Make MORE Noyes Community Update
(getting to know our local authors and illustrators)