Monday, February 15, 2016

The Little Crooked Bookshelf. . . COVER REVEAL of BEAUTIFUL by Stacy McAnulty!

Today on the Little Crooked Bookshelf: A COVER REVEAL for BEAUTIFUL! And author Stacy McAnulty is here to tell us why kids (and grown-ups) are going to love this book...

By Stacy McAnulty
Illustrated by Joanne Lew Vriethoff

Available September 6, 2016
Running Press Kids

What it's all about . . .
"This book highlights those moments when girls are most beautiful like when being creative, playing sports, learning, and making friends.  I wanted to look at beauty as a byproduct of confidence and not as an external attribute."

A favorite line…
"Each line works best with Joanne’s gorgeous illustrations. So, if I may cheat, I’d like to use the line we have on the back cover:
It’s all about your clothesyour hairyour style WHO YOU ARE."

Why kids will love it…
"Kids will love it because of the colorful, action-packed illustrations, and it shows girls being strong and awesome and, ultimately, beautiful."

Why grown-ups will love it…
"The book will remind grown women that mirrors are not just for putting on makeup. Mirrors are for making silly faces too."

Sounds fabulous, Stacy! We can't wait to add it to our Little Crooked Bookshelf! 

Stacy McAnulty is the gummy-worm-eating, coffee-guzzling, zillion-ideas-a-minute children’s book author of The Dino Files chapter books, illustrated by Mike Boldt; 101 Reasons Why I’m Not Taking a Bath, illustrated by Joy Ang; Excellent Ed, illustrated by Julia Sarcone-Roach; and Dear Santasaurus, illustrated by Jef Kaminsky. She lives in Kernersville, NC, with her family and two dogs. You can find her online at and via Twitter @stacymcanulty.


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    1. Thx for commenting, Maria! Isn't this a lovely cover?

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    1. We agree! Can't wait to read this one! Thx for commenting, Joanne!

  3. Fantastic cover. Can't wait to read it!

    1. Neither can we, Miranda! Thanks for your comment!

  4. Looks like a fun book for girls!

    1. "I wanted to look at beauty as a byproduct of confidence and not as an external attribute." Don't you just love that? Thanks for your comment, Tina!