Just right for bedtime...this hushed cadence is certain to soothe...
Kirkus Review of Someone's Sleepy
Internationally Published Children's Author, Speaker, Communications Director

Bestselling, award-winning  books
Deborah’s books have won the Family Choice Award, two NAPPA Gold Awards and  the Eureka Silver Book Award for Nonfiction. They are among The New York Times 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing, have been published in many languages, and have been included in major school anthologies. Her new ullaby book Someone’s Sleepy is now also an ebook and a lullaby song download by Grammy winner Tom Chapin. Her 14 books include three new books this year—Someone’s Sleepy, Jimmy the Joey, and The Spelling Bee Before Recess. This year, her first book, The People Who Hugged the Trees, was performed as live readers’ theater by Northeastern University in Chicago.

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Author Events


Asilomar Reading Conference
Pacific Grove, CA
Saturday, January 18
Santa Clara Reading Council
California School Library Association Conference
San Diego, CA
Saturday, February 8
“From Species to Spelling/From Science to Silly”
Authors Under the Stars
Saturday, March 8
Library Gala, Walnut Creek, CA
UC Berkeley Celebration of Children’s Literature
Saturday, April 12


National Council of Teachers of English
“The Rhythm of Rhyme—A Mini Master Class”
California Reading Association
“Passport to Australia”
International Reading Association Conference
“Think Big, Write Small” Panel
San Francisco Main Library
American Library Association
International Reading Association Conference



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Meet Deborah
Deborah Lee Rose

Deborah Lee Rose

IRA’s Reading Today interview with Deborah
Contra Costa Times article about Deborah’s Awards

Deborah Lee Rose is an internationally published, award-winning author of bestselling children’s books. Her 14 books include three new books this year—The Spelling Bee Before Recess, Someone’s Sleepy, and Jimmy the Joey. Her books have won the Family Choice Award, twice won the NAPPA Gold Award, and been named to the NY Public Library 100 Titles for Reading and Sharing. She is an inspiring and engaging speaker for professional conferences, public book events and schools. In 2013-2014 she will speak at IRA, CRA, NCTE, San Francisco’s Litquake/Kidquake, CSLA and other national and regional conferences. To arrange an author presentation or school visit, contact Laura Mihalick, lmihalick@abrams.com, at Abrams Books for Young Readers.

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