Best Selling Books by Laura Gehl

Laura Gehl is the author of Dibs! (2019), And Then Another Sheep Turned Up (2015), Who Is a Scientist? (2021), Happy Owl-oween! (2022) and other 59 books.

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Dibs!

release date: May 07, 2019
Dibs!
Teaching your little brother his first word—dibs—is funny. Until he starts calling dibs on everything, from your parents' bed to a real airplane to the White House. What's next? Calling dibs on the moon? Sure enough, Julian's little brother, Clancy, calls dibs on NASA and blasts off into space! Julian is glad to have Earth all to himself...at first. But Julian begins to miss Clancy. Can he harness the power of dibs to rescue his little brother? This humorous take on sibling rivalry is by Laura Gehl, author of the hilarious picture book I Got a Chicken for My Birthday.

And Then Another Sheep Turned Up

release date: Jan 01, 2015
And Then Another Sheep Turned Up
A family of sheep trying to celebrate a Passover seder are interrupted by the arrival of many additional relatives.

Who Is a Scientist?

release date: Oct 05, 2021
Who Is a Scientist?
Scientists work hard in the lab and in the field to make important discoveries. But who are they really? It turns out they are just like us! Scientists can be any race. And any gender. They can wear lab coats, jeans, or even tutus. And they are people who love to fly drones, make art, and even eat French fries! Meet fourteen phenomenal scientists who might just change the way you think about who a scientist is. They share their scientific work in fields like entomology, meteorology, paleontology, and engineering as well as other interesting facts about themselves and their hobbies. An "if you like this, you'll like that" flowchart in the back of the book helps students identify science careers they might be interested in. Scan a QR code at the end of the book for a video of the scientists introducing themselves!

Happy Owl-oween!

release date: Jul 12, 2022
Happy Owl-oween!
Celebrate Halloween with the Owl family in this joyful, rhyming picture book Follow along with the Owl family on Halloween as they plan their costumes, go trick-or-treating, and more! Laura Gehl’s lively rhyming text and Lydia Nichols’s vibrant illustrations make for a spirited read.

May Saves the Day

release date: Jan 01, 2020
May Saves the Day
From her trendy suit to her messenger bag, May is the picture of a successful businesswoman. After all, she is founder and sole proprietor of Word Saver, Inc. Carrying her trusty bag of letters, May saves the day again and again, turning angry BEES into playful BEETS and a rampaging BEAR into a silly BEARD. Stu begs to be her sidekick, but May insists that a businesswoman does not need a sidekick. However, May quickly realizes that teamwork may be the word of the day when a tornado threatens the town. Author Laura Gehl brings word play to a new level in this adventurous and humorous picture book, featuring spirited art by Serena Lombardo.

You're My Little Dragon

release date: Feb 01, 2022
You're My Little Dragon
This adorable board book shows the ways dragon babies are just like real babies—from roaring for attention to guarding their treasures! You’re my little dragon. Let me show you why! Dragon babies roar for attention (and breathe fire)! Dragon babies explore the world (by flying)! Dragon babies love to snuggle (just like you, baby)! Each spread in this charming board book shows a human baby and a dragon baby doing the same thing in their own way!

The Hiking Viking

release date: Jan 01, 2022

Happy Llamakkah!

release date: Oct 13, 2020
Happy Llamakkah!
Celebrate Hanukkah with the Llama family in this joyful, rhyming picture book Follow along with the Llama family’s Hanukkah traditions as they light their menorah, spin the dreidel, fry latkes, and more. Laura Gehl’s lively rhyming text and Lydia Nichols’s vibrant illustrations make for a festive read. The book also features kid-friendly back matter, with expanded information on the holiday’s history and traditions.

Pig Makes Art

release date: May 03, 2022
Pig Makes Art
From Laura Gehl, author of Cat Has a Plan and Goat Wants to Eat, comes a laugh-out-loud Ready-to-Go! Ready-to-Read about an artistic pig and a cat who is not impressed! Pig makes art. Cat does not like the art. Will Cat have a change of heart? Perfect for kids at the beginning of their reading journeys, Pig Makes Art was written for children who have learned the alphabet and are ready to start reading! And what better way to get kids excited than with a fun story featuring words they can actually read and starring some very funny animals? Each Ready-to-Go! Ready-to-Read includes a note to parents explaining what their child can expect, a guide at the beginning for readers to become familiar with the words they will encounter in the story, and reading comprehension questions at the end. Each Ready-to-Go! story contains around 100 words and features sight words, rhyming words, and repetition to help children reinforce their new reading skills. In this book, readers will learn seven sight words, and eleven words from four word families. So come on and get reading!

Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching

release date: Jan 17, 2017
Peep and Egg: I'm Not Hatching
Peep cannot wait for Egg to hatch so they can have fun together, but Egg is not quite ready.

Cat Has a Plan

release date: Jul 21, 2020
Cat Has a Plan
Cat has a plan. Dog has a plan. May the best plan win in this Ready-to-Go! Ready-to-Read from Laura Gehl, author of the popular One Big Pair of Underwear! Perfect for kids at the beginning of their reading journeys, Cat Has a Plan was written for children who have learned the alphabet and are ready to start reading! And what better way to get kids excited than with a hilarious story with words they can read on their own? Each Ready-to-Go! Ready-to-Read includes a note to parents explaining what their child can expect, a guide at the beginning for readers to become familiar with the words they will encounter in the story, and reading comprehension questions at the end. Each Ready-to-Go! story contains about 100 words and features sight words, rhyming words, and repetition to help children reinforce their new reading skills.

Who Dug This Hole?

release date: Apr 05, 2022
Who Dug This Hole?
Virtual "lift the flap" on every page of this board book to learn about seven animal species and their habitats! In this innovative nonfiction board book, young readers will see a hole in different environments on each spread. Virtually "lift the flaps" to discover which animal dug, burrowed, or pecked the hole—and learn a simple fact about each species. Featured creatures include ants, woodpeckers, fish, gophers, skunks, tortoises, polar bears, and kids on a sandy beach!

Soccer Baby

release date: Jun 01, 2021
Soccer Baby
Baby goes to her first soccer game in this adorable board book that’s a must-have for soccer fans of all ages! Baby loves soccer, the black and white ball The field and the goal posts—she loves it all! Baby is at her first soccer game! From watching the players run downfield, to cheering for a goal, baby loves it all. So when the game is over and the day is done, baby can’t wait to have more fun—by learning how to play soccer, too!

I Got a Chicken for My Birthday

release date: Mar 01, 2018
I Got a Chicken for My Birthday
All the birthday girl wants from her Abuela is a ticket to the amusement park. Instead, she gets a chicken. But this chicken is no ordinary chicken; it has plans! With a lot of hard work, and help from other animals, this chicken may just end up granting the girl the best birthday gift ever.

Baseball Baby

release date: Mar 30, 2021
Baseball Baby
This fun, rhyming board book about baby’s first baseball game features energetic and eye-catching illustrations, making it an adorable must-have for baseball fans of all ages! Baby loves baseball, the bat and the ball, the players and stadium—he loves it all! In this adorable book, perfect for all baseball fans, baby goes to his first baseball game! From singing along with the crowd in the stadium to eating sweet baseball treats to watching the players hit the ball, baby just loves it all. So, when the game is over and the day is done, baby can’t wait to have more fun—by learning how to play baseball, too!

Koala Challah

release date: Jan 01, 2017
Koala Challah
Lila wants to help her family get ready for Shabbat dinner. Her plan is to bake her own challahbut each time she tries, the challah comes out wrong. Whats the secret to making the very best koala challah?

Peep and Egg: I'm Not Taking a Bath

release date: Oct 24, 2017
Peep and Egg: I'm Not Taking a Bath
In this lively addition to the funny Peep and Egg picture book series for toddlers, a reluctant chick named Egg overcomes her aversion to taking a bath. Peep thinks Egg needs to take a bath after playing in the mud. But Egg is not taking a bath. Not in the river, not in the duck pond, and definitely not in the dog's water bowl—too slobbery! Does Peep have any tricks up her feathers to help a chick change her mind? Laura Gehl and Joyce Wan are back with another fun, colorful story that takes the "not" out of "I'm not taking a bath!"

Apple and Magnolia

release date: Feb 08, 2022
Apple and Magnolia
Britta visits her two favorite trees, Apple and Magnolia, every day. Though she can't explain it, she's sure they are best friends! Then one day, Magnolia’s branches start to droop. Is there anything Britta—or Apple—can do to help? After all, unusual friendships can be the most powerful of all. With a lyrical story and vibrant art, Apple and Magnolia unveils the extraordinary connections between trees and the wondrous bonds between all living things. The book includes an author’s note offering facts about how trees communicate with one another. A downloadable discussion guide with more information will be available February 2022 at flyawaybooks.com/resources.

Goat Wants to Eat

release date: Jul 13, 2021
Goat Wants to Eat
"Cat wants to nap, and Goat wants to eat...what could go wrong?"--

You're My Little Unicorn

release date: Feb 01, 2022
You're My Little Unicorn
This precious and playful board book shows the ways unicorn babies are just like real babies—from making new friends to giving magical hugs! You’re my little unicorn. Let me show you why! Unicorn babies wake up hungry (and eat cupcakes)! Unicorn babies have fun outside (by sliding down rainbows)! Unicorn babies give magical hugs (just like you, baby)! Each spread in this charming board book shows a human baby and a unicorn baby doing the same thing in their own way!

One Big Pair of Underwear

release date: Sep 09, 2014
One Big Pair of Underwear
Count and share with…underwear! Come along on a zany adventure with this Classic Board Book edition of One Big Pair of Underwear from New York Times bestselling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld! What’s one thing that two bears, three yaks, four goats, and six cats have in common? They hate to share. But look out—here comes a pack of twenty pigs ready to prove that sharing makes everything twice as fun! This seriously silly Classic Board Book with artwork by the New York Times bestselling illustrator of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site irresistibly combines the concepts of counting and sharing.

Peep and Egg: I'm Not Using the Potty

release date: Feb 13, 2018
Peep and Egg: I'm Not Using the Potty
Peep says it’s time for Egg to start using the potty. But Egg does not want to use the potty—and no amount of lemonade-drinking, running water, or toilet-paper tutus can change that! When things start to get a little uncomfortable, Egg realizes that when nature calls, sometimes you can't say no. Peep and Egg: I'm Not Using the Potty is the fourth book in the Peep and Egg series, and will be relatable to parents and children alike.

Peep and Egg: I'm Not Trick-or-Treating

release date: Aug 08, 2017
Peep and Egg: I'm Not Trick-or-Treating
"Egg is too scared to go trick or treating, until Peep finds a way to help her overcome her fears"--

The Hanukkah Hunt

release date: Aug 01, 2022
The Hanukkah Hunt
Ruby and her family celebrate Hanukkah in a brand-new way. Ruby's cousin Avital is sad because her mom is going to be away on a work trip during Hanukkah. To help make sure Avital still has a happy holiday, Ruby plans an enormous eight-night treasure hunt. But will she be able to think up a good enough surprise for Avital to discover on the final night?

Delivery Bear

release date: Sep 01, 2018
Delivery Bear
Zogby wants to work for Fluffy Tail Cookies as a delivery animal—but he’s a bear and all the other animals are cute bunnies. Zogby tries to pretend to be a bunny by wearing bunny ears, putting on whiskers, and adding a fluffy tail. But he still scares the customers! When Zogby realizes being himself is best, can he find a way to stand out and get the job?

Odd Birds

release date: Jun 14, 2022
Odd Birds
Meet nature’s oddballs in this charming board book about some of the most unique birds in the world Backyard birds—move over! Odd Birds introduces babies and toddlers to unusual bird species, including the magnificent frigatebird with a bright red throat pouch and the California condor—the largest flying birds in North America! Gentle rhyming verses provide the comforting repetition that little ones crave, even as their minds are opened to new and fascinating creatures from around the world. At the end of the book, readers will find photographs of each bird, along with more detailed factual information. The eight birds featured are the magnificent frigatebird, blue-footed booby, shoebill stork, ostrich, hoatzin, oilbird, California condor, and burrowing owl.

The Rosh Hashanah Recipe

release date: Aug 01, 2022
The Rosh Hashanah Recipe
Ruby creates apple recipes for the Jewish New Year. Ruby and her family go apple picking before Rosh Hashanah but they end up with more apples than they need for the holiday. So Ruby and her cousins come up with new apple recipes for the Jewish New Year. Will the apple dishes they make become family favorites?

Donut

release date: Jan 01, 2022
Donut
Donut is a unicorn with a problem: she cannot fly--so she works with all the other creatures in the field and finally accomplishes her goal.

Odd Beasts

release date: Nov 02, 2021
Odd Beasts
Meet nature’s oddballs in this charming board book about some of the strangest animals in the world Barnyard animals—move over! Odd Beasts introduces babies and toddlers to more unusual species, including the glass frog with transparent skin and the pangolin—the only mammal with scales! Gentle rhyming verses provide the comforting repetition that little ones crave, even as their minds are opened to new and fascinating creatures from around the world. At the end of the book, readers will find photographs of each animal, along with more detailed factual information. The eight animals featured are the pangolin, ocean sunfish, glass frog, anglerfish, long-horned orb-weaver spider, Eastern snake-necked turtle, bush baby, and giant jumping stick.

Grandpa's Window

release date: Jan 01, 2023
Grandpa's Window
Daria comforts her grandpa during his final days and grieves for him after his death.

Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel

release date: Feb 01, 2015
Hare and Tortoise Race Across Israel
What will the hare and the tortoise see as they race across Israel from Tel Aviv to the Dead Sea?

My Pillow Keeps Moving

release date: Jan 01, 2018
My Pillow Keeps Moving
A lonely man tries to buy a pillow and ends up with a new best friend in this silly and sweet doggy tale featuring expressive characters drawn by "New Yorker" cartoonist Weyant. Full color.

Explores Science

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Explores Science
Your Brilliant Baby will love learning the basics of the scientific method and how they can find science all around them, such as in colors, nature, buildings, and more!

Plays Music

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Plays Music
Your Brilliant Baby will love learning the basics of the scientific method and how they can find science all around them, such as in colors, nature, buildings, and more!

Does Math

release date: Jul 01, 2022
Does Math
Your Brilliant Baby will love learning the basics of the scientific method and how they can find science all around them, such as in colors, nature, buildings, and more!

Always Looking Up

release date: Jan 01, 2019
Always Looking Up
An inspiring look at the scientist who became The Mother of Hubble.

The Not-Quite-Perfect Passover

release date: Jan 01, 2023
The Not-Quite-Perfect Passover
This is one Passover Ruby and her family won't forget! Ruby and her family are hosting the first Passover seder in their family this year. Ruby wants everything to be perfect. But when nothing goes as planned, can Ruby find a way to still enjoy the holiday?

Baby Astronaut

release date: May 07, 2019
Baby Astronaut
Baby Scientist is an adorable board book series that brings fun, accessible science concepts to baby’s world using simple language, recognizable settings, and vibrant art. Read them all with your baby scientist! Baby Astronaut explores the stars and planets in space. She wears her space suit and helmet and rides in a space craft. Can ants live in space? Can plants grow in space? Find out with Baby Astronaut! Don’t miss the other books in this series, including Baby Oceanographer!
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