Snuggle up and celebrate the winter holidays with books by local author Laura Krauss Melmed--Moishe's Miracle, Eight Winter Nightsand Hurry! Hurry! Have You Heard?
Her latest book, Before We Met, illustrated by Jing Jing Tsong, is about an expectant mother's hopes and dreams for her new baby and is due out in May. Melmed grew up an only child in New York City.
At an early age, she enjoyed creating plays and talent shows with her friends and pets. Her favorite books were A Child's Garden of Verses, All-of-a-Kind Family, The Princess and the Goblin and fairy-tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Andrew Lang. She went to college at S.U.N.Y. in Buffalo and got her Masters of Education in Early Childhood Education at Tulane. She taught Head Start and kindergarten in New Orleans public schools. She now lives in Washington, D.C. Her son inspired her to write her first picture book, The First Song Ever Sung, when he asked her about the first song.
Melmed feels that the Noyes Library for Young Children is important because of its long history promoting literacy in a charming setting dedicated to bringing children and books together. Read more about her at www.laurakraussmelmed.com.
Check out her books at the Noyes Library for Young Children and other Montgomery County Public Libraries here.
by Beth Meyer for the December 2015 MAKE MORE NOYES COMMUNITY UPDATE
(getting to know our local authors and illustrators)