A Conversation with Children’s Book Author Laura Numeroff

New York Times best-selling children’s book author Laura Numeroff is best known for the series based on her book If You Give a Mouse a Cookie. First printed in 1985, “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” continues to be loved by children across the  generations.. The fourth book in the series, “If You Take a Mouse to the Movies” was on the New York Times Children’s Best Seller list for five months, including nine weeks at number one.

Baltimore County Public Library ​recently hosted a presentation, story time and Q&A session Numeroff. Baltimore’s Child managing editor Michael Vyskocil spoke with Numeroff about her work in children’s literature, including one of her newest works.

The program is part of the library’s kickoff of “1,000 Books Before Kindergarten,” a reading program for parents and caregivers to complete with their children from ages birth to five. Reading out loud with children helps to develop important early literacy skills—such as speaking, listening and communicating—before they start kindergarten.


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