Lisa M. Bakos

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Lisa M. Bakos - Mon Dec 05, 2016 @ 10:33AM
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So much mayhem and merriment with Too Many Moose! I've been too busy to update my to follow soon!

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Lisa M. Bakos - Wed Jun 08, 2016 @ 04:58PM
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Tuesday, July 5th - Too Many Moose! Book Birthday! Happy Birthday to Moose!

Thursday, July 14th - Too Many Moose! StoryTime and Pet Sleepover at 5:00pm at Orinda Bookstore! Bring your favorite stuffed animal and let them spend the night!

Friday, July 15th - Too Many Moose! StoryTime at 9:30am at Rakestraw Books, 3 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA

Saturday, July 16th - Too Many Moose! Book Launch Event at 3:30pm Rakestraw Books, 3 Railroad Avenue, Danville, CA

Saturday, July 23rd - Too Many Moose! StoryTime at 11:00am at a Barnes & Noble near you!

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Lisa M. Bakos - Wed Jun 08, 2016 @ 04:42PM
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Put on your best pajamas and bring both your bunny slippers to StoryTime for The Wrong Side of the Bed!

When:    Thursday, June 30th, 6:00pm

Where:   Orinda Bookstore, 276 Village Square, Orinda, CA

What to Wear:  PJ's of course!

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Lisa M. Bakos - Wed Jun 08, 2016 @ 04:37PM
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TOO MANY MOOSE! by Lisa M. Bakos


by Lisa M. Bakos, illustrated by Mark Chambers
Age Range: 4 - 7

Many moose mean much merriment—or do they?

Little redheaded, freckled white Martha wants a pet. She consults several books and with great enthusiasm decides to get a moose. The match between Martha and moose is so felicitous that she goes online and orders “one more… // and one more and one more / until she had four!” But even four are not enough, and Martha keeps adding to her menagerie. The moose all happily participate in many activities, many of which start with the letter M: mixing up mud pies, solving math equations, making muffins, and dancing to a mambo beat. Alas, one day the many moose “run amok!” and make messes and mistakes. So back they go, via mail, except for the first moose. Bakos has written a humorous tale filled with rhythm and M-wordplay. Is it an object lesson in the chimerical nature of wish fulfillment or the dangers of online ordering? Maybe, but more than anything, this is great fun to read aloud and an entertaining ode to human-animal friendship. Chambers’ digital illustrations on a white background present moose that are animated, antic, and delightfully personable.

A pet is a good companion—in the singular not the plural. (Picture book. 4-7)

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Lisa M. Bakos - Wed Apr 06, 2016 @ 07:23PM
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March and April have been filled with fun events for The Wrong Side of the Bed, starting with the Book Birthday on March 8th and followed by StoryTime and a Book Launch Party at Rakestraw Books in Danville, California.

Since then, I've had a blast taking my book and its menagerie of mischief making animals to Green Valley Elementary School and Barnes and Noble in Dublin, California.

Next up:

April 16th, 12:30-2:00pm - StoryTime at Face in a Book, El Dorado Hills, CA

April 23rd, 2:00-4:00pm - SCBWI Napa/Solano, CA: Book Birthday & Beyond: Navigating the Business Side of Publishing. Register here

April 24th, 2:00pm - StoryTime at Barnes & Noble, Stevens Creek, Blvd, San Jose, CA

April 26th, 6:00pm - Guest Author: Barnes & Noble/School Book Fair, Stevens Creek, San Jose, CA

April 30th, 12:00-4:00pm, StoryTime at Barnes & Noble, Hillsdale Shopping Center, San Mateo, CA

May 4th, 12:30-2:00pm, Guest Instructor, Athenian School, Danville, CA

And more events to follow!

StoryTime at Rakestraw Books, Danville, CA

Book Launch Party!

Green Valley Elementary School Visit

StoryTime at Barnes & Noble, Dublin, CA

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Lisa M. Bakos - Mon Mar 07, 2016 @ 09:28AM
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The book trailer has premiered for The Wrong Side of the Bed! Check it out here...

The Wrong Side of the Bed releases 3/8/16 from GP Putnam's Sons/Penguin Young Readers

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Lisa M. Bakos - Fri Feb 19, 2016 @ 06:59PM
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The title for Mail Order Moose has been changed to Too Many Moose! Here's a sneak peak at the cover for the Advanced Reader's Copy, illustrated by the marvelously talented Mark A. Chambers!

Look for my book in bookstores and online on July 2, 2016...because you can never have too many moose!


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Lisa M. Bakos - Tue Jun 16, 2015 @ 08:17PM
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Cover reveal for The Wrong Side of the Bed! Release date is March 8, 2016 by G.P. Putnam's Sons...woooo hoooo!!

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Lisa M. Bakos - Wed Mar 18, 2015 @ 10:26AM
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So excited to share the news that Mark A. Chambers is on board to illustrate Mail Order Moose! Published by Sourcebooks, the book is due out in the summer of 2016 and I am very excited to be working with this marvelous artist!

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Lisa M. Bakos - Wed Mar 18, 2015 @ 10:13AM
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So much fun reading to a darling group of kindergartners at Green Valley Elementary School on World Read Aloud Day 2015. Took along my son Josef (now in 6th grade) who once had the same teacher. I read one of my all time favorites,  How Joe the Bear and Sam the Mouse Got Together - written by Beatrice Schenk De Regniers and illustrated by Bernice Myers. That book is 50 years old and though a bit worn from so many readings, is still as excellent as ever! 

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