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Norene Paulson is a word-loving, book-reading, story-writing kid lit author. Growing up in South Dakota, Norene spent long hours exploring the frontier with Laura Ingalls Wilder and solving mysteries with Nancy Drew. Now grown up and living in Iowa, Norene writes picture books that celebrate friendship, acceptance, and inclusion. When she’s not writing, Norene enjoys spending time with her husband, her two grown sons, and playing word games.
Norene's debut picture book, BENNY'S TRUE COLORS, illustrated by Anne Passchier published with Imprint/Macmillan on Nov. 17, 2020, and her second picture book, WHAT'S SILLY HAIR DAY WITH NO HAIR? illustrated by Camila Carrossine published with Albert Whitman on March 23, 2021. Her latest picture book, NILA'S PERFECT COAT, illustrated by Maria Mola, was published by Beaming Books on February 7, 2023.
To learn more about Norene, visit her website at www.norenepaulson.com or follow her on Twitter @NorenePaulson or on Instagram @nrpaulson.
Norene is represented by Naomi Davis at BookEnds Literary Agency.
BENNY'S TRUE COLORS Illustrated by Anne Passchier Imprint/Macmillan, November 17, 2020 ISBN 978-1-250-20771-5
Benny's True Colors is a transformative story about knowing your true self and the joy of letting the world know you, too.
Description: Benny may look like a bat, but Benny doesn't like flying at night or eating bugs or hanging upside down. Benny does like sunshine and fluttering and colorful wings. On the inside, Benny knows he is a butterfly. "I want my outside to match who I am on the inside!" With the help of some butterfly friends in the garden, Benny makes a happy change. And his friends and his momma all love him just the same.
WHAT'S SILLY HAIR DAY WITH NO HAIR? Illustrated by Camila Carrossine Albert Whitman, March 23, 2021 ISBN 978-0-8075-0608-0
What's Silly Hair Day with No Hair? is a story of empowerment, friendship, and inclusion.
Description: Bea has alopecia. Baa's used to being bald. She can't remember having hair, but some days are super hard like when she hears about Silly Hair Day at school. Her best friend helps her think of ways she can participate, but none of them feel right. Will Be a find a way to be part of the fun?
NILA'S PERFECT COAT Illustrated by Maria Mola Beaming Books, February 7, 2023 ISBN 978-1-5064-8581-2
Nila's Perfect Coat is an engaging and uplifting story about having enough and helping others in need.
DESCRIPTION: Nila finds the perfect puffer coat while thrift store shopping, but Mom says "no", Determined, Nila sets out to prove the coat is perfect but along the way discovers it might just be more perfect for someone else. Someone wh0 needs not only a winter coat but a friend, as well.