Street magic performer. Hog-calling champion. Award-winning ice sculptor. These are all things Tara Lazar has never been. Instead, she writes quirky, humorous picture books featuring magical places that everyone will want to visit. Her picture books include THE MONSTORE (Aladdin/S&S, 2013), I THOUGHT THIS WAS A BEAR BOOK (Aladdin/S&S, 2015), LITTLE RED GLIDING HOOD (Random House Children’s, Oct 2015), NORMAL NORMAN (Sterling, March 2016), WAY PAST BEDTIME (Aladdin/S&S, April 2017), and 7 ATE 9: THE UNTOLD STORY (Disney*Hyperion, May 2017). Tara is represented by Ammi-Joan Paquette of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency. Her last name rhymes with “bazaar”—you can listen to Tara pronounce her name on TeachingBooks.net. She’s not Tara Laser-beam (although that would be awesome). You can visit her at www.taralazar.com.