Susan Blackaby

Author Susan Blackaby recommends Lottie’s New Beach Towel, written and illustrated by Petra Mathers. “Rhyme and reason: Lottie’s New Beach Towel exemplifies the perfect combination of elegance and whimsy, and Petra’s beautiful and merry artwork dazzles and delights every time you open this very special book.”

Lottie’s New Beach Towel (Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001) is recommended for ages 3-8.

Be sure to check out Blackaby’s picture books Brownie Groundhog and the Wintry Surprise, illustrated by Carmen Segovia (Sterling Children’s Books, 2013); Brownie Groundhog and the February Fox, illustrated by Carmen Segovia (Sterling Children’s Books, 2012); and The Twelve Days of Christmas in Oregon, illustrated by Carolyn Conahan (Sterling Children’s Books, 2014).