Books by Lauren Gallegos

THE SANTA THIEF by Alane Adams
CHILDREN'S
Released: Nov. 7, 2017

"An entertaining story with a plucky main character, a problem-solver rather than a thief. (Picture book. 4-7)"
A boy named Georgie secretly makes presents for his parents and surprises them on Christmas morning, when he receives a surprise gift himself. Read full book review >
KOBEE MANATEE by Robert Scott Thayer
Released: Feb. 21, 2017

"Another creative blending of real-life oceanography and gentle fantasy in a smart and entertaining series."
In this latest installment of a science- and nature-based picture book series for young children, a curious manatee journeys with old and new aquatic friends to the site of a sunken ship. Read full book review >
ERNIE’S WISH TRAIL by Maia Orion
CHILDREN'S
Released: Oct. 15, 2016

"Stilted but enchantingly illustrated."
A charming pig wishes to be every animal but himself in this rhyming board book from debut author Orion and veteran illustrator Gallegos (The Santa Thief, 2017). Read full book review >
The Egg Thief by Alane Adams
Released: April 5, 2016

"A delightful take on the theme of a boy and his dog, full of detailed—and frequently funny—images and a valuable message about paying attention to the needs of your neighbors."
A boy tries to figure out how to replace some missing eggs in this picture book about community and family. Read full book review >
The Coal Thief by Alane Adams
Released: Nov. 17, 2015

"A beautifully illustrated, realistic slice of history with a likable, repentant thief as its hero."
Adams (The Red Sun, 2015, etc.) and Gallegos offer a children's series in which a young hero's father teaches him a lesson about thievery—and sharing—during the Great Depression.Read full book review >
KOBEE MANATEE by Robert Scott Thayer
Released: July 21, 2015

"An appealing picture book distinguished by its colorful images, creatively distilled meteorological facts, and simple but dynamic storytelling."
A manatee and his friends swim across the Gulf Stream and brave a hurricane on their way to the Bahamas in this colorful adventure for young readers. Read full book review >

"A swimmingly fun, educational trip sure to be enjoyed by young friends of the manatee."
A manatee, a hermit crab and a sea horse make an unlikely but enjoyable trio as they share facts, fun and friendship down the Eastern Seaboard. Read full book review >