Laurie Berkner Inks 3-Book Deal With Simon & Schuster

By Maryann Yin 

Laurie Berkner (GalleyCat)Laurie Berkner (pictured, via) has signed a deal with Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers. Berkner, a musician who specializes in songs for children, plans to write three picture books.

According to the press release, Christian Trimmer, an executive editor at the imprint, will edit all three of Berkner’s books. Her first project, entitled We Are the Dinosaurs, was inspired by one of her most famous songs. The second project will be called Pillowland and the third project will be called Monster Boogie.

The publisher has brought on two artist, Ben Clanton, and Camille Garouch, to create the illustrations. The publication date has been scheduled for Spring 2017. Follow this link to watch a music video for the ‘We Are the Dinosaurs” song.