After teaching kindergarten for many years, Laura now teaches elementary and preschool students during her educational and inspiring school visits.
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Laura's books have received many honors, awards, and starred reviews. Among some of these are: 2015 Publisher’s Weekly Picture Book Bestseller 2015 Barnes & Noble National Storytime Book 2014-15 Indiana Young Hoosier’s Award Nominee 2014-15 Iowa Goldfinch Award Nominee 2013-14 Winner of Virginia Reader’s Choice Award 2013-14 Winner of the Illinois Monarch Award 2013-14 South Dakota Prairie Bud Award Nominee 2013-14 Colorado Children’s Choice Award Nominee 2013-14 Nevada Reader's Choice Award Nominee 2012-13 Florida Children's Choice Honor Book 2012-13 Washington Children’s Choice Nominee 2012-13 Kentucky Bluegrass Award Nominee 2012-13 Mississippi Magnolia Award Nominee Junior Library Guild Selection Chicago Public Library Best of the Best book Starred ALA Booklist Review Finalist SCBWI Crystal Kite Award 2012 Featured in NY Society of Illustrators Original Art Show Scholastic Book Clubs & Audio Book Bestseller
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Laura Murray was a teacher before becoming an author. She’s had fun trying to find many an escaped Gingerbread Man in her time. She is the author of THE GINGERBREAD MAN LOOSE IN THE SCHOOL, and the Gingerbread Man's continuing school adventures - THE GINGERBREAD MAN LOOSE ON THE FIRE TRUCK, THE GINGERBREAD MAN LOOSE AT CHRISTMAS, and THE GINGERBREAD MAN LOOSE AT THE ZOO, and THE GINGERBREAD MAN AND THE LEPRECHAUN LOOSE AT SCHOOL. You can follow her journey and find a wealth of teacher resources at www.lauramurraybooks.com/educators.