Laura Gehl is the award-winning author of more than 30 popular picture books, board books, and early readers, including One Big Pair of Underwear and the Baby Scientist series. New in 2022 are Donut: The Unicorn Who Wants to Fly, The Hiking Viking, and Apple and Magnolia. A former science writer and teacher, Gehl holds a PhD in neuroscience. She lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland, with her husband, four children, and large stash of dark chocolate.
Featured Book: Donut: The Unicorn Who Wants to Fly; Apple and Magnolia
- Thursday, Sept. 22 @ 10:00 a.m. – How To Write a Boring Story (And How To Avoid Accidentally Writing One) – Washington Pavilion Belbas Theater, Sioux Falls
- Thursday, Sept. 22 @ 12:30 p.m. – How Ideas Grow Up to Be Picture Books – Washington Pavilion Schulte Room, Sioux Falls
- Friday, Sept. 23 @ 1:30 p.m. – How Ideas Grow Up to Be Picture Books – Children’s Museum of South Dakota Community Room, Brookings
- Friday, Sept. 23 @ 3:30 p.m. – Author Signing Event– Oscar Larson PAC, Room 140
- Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 10:00 a.m. – Picture Books: Leaving Room for Arts – Children’s Museum of South Dakota Party on One, Brookings
- Saturday, Sept. 24 @ 12:00 p.m. – Author Signing Event– Oscar Larson PAC, Room 140
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