Book Launch – Curlilocks and the Three Hares

Book Launch – Curlilocks and the Three Hares

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Now available in book stores and online!

Everyone far and wide loves Curlilocks’ hair. Everyone except for Curlilocks, who is ready to quit her curls and discover her “just right” ‘do.

With picture day fast approaching, Curlilocks is ready to quit her curls. When she finds the three Hares of the local salon have hopped out, Curlilocks chooses to take her hair into her own hands. Dripping dye, sizzling styles, and excess accessories lead to ‘hair’larious results that leave Curlilocks in a tangle. She will need a curltastic idea to reclaim her mane and her confidence before picture day.

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Best Early Reader / Chapter Book

Best Early Reader / Chapter Book

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It’s a winner!


2023 Northern Lights Book Award for Best Early Reader / Chapter Book

A new early reader by Michele McAvoy with illustrations by children’s illustrator Jan Dolby, published by Little Press Publishing.


The stakes are high for little Willa, a piglet living in a pig world, who turns into a wolf pup every night. What’s scarier to a pig than a wolf?  What would Willa’s parents and friends do if they knew she turned into a wolf?

Follow Willa through her journey towards self-acceptance, as this hopeful fashion designer, while desperately hiding her true identity from the world, toils in her parents’ basement to win a big design competition and ends up winning so much more!

WILLA THE WEREWOLF is a story for all who hide a part of themselves from the world solely out of fear; fear of embarrassment, fear of shaming, fear of being ridiculed.

WILLA THE WEREWOLF is relevant for all children who are hiding what makes them unique.

Willa is vulnerable. Willa is unique. And Willa’s uniqueness makes her fabulous.

Northern Lights Book Awards 2023