“I believe in writing and sharing stories that make us laugh, inspires creativity, tugs at our heartstrings, transports us to magical places and connects with children who need their voices heard.”

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Larissa Juliano is an elementary teacher in upstate New York. A Brighton, Buffalo State and St. John Fisher graduate with a minor in English, Bachelors in B-6 Elementary Ed and Masters in Childhood Literacy. She lives in her hometown with her husband and three young children. Being a mom and wife have been the greatest blessings of her life. Besides teaching, Larissa’s passion is writing books in hopes of inspiring children to use their imagination, especially through literature. This can be the very best travel ticket of all!

Author of Gracie Lou, Bobby Birthday and the How to Build Series published by jabberwocky_orig

 

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It’s an honor to be a special contributor to Story Monsters Ink- voted one of the best magazines for kids and teens!

Books by Larissa Juliano

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Gracie Lou

Gracie Lou is bored. And lonely. What is a little girl to do when there’s nowhere to go and no one to play with?

Wish upon a star…

As Gracie Lou travels through the starry sky to magical lands, she experiences exciting and whimsical adventures that ignite all her five senses. Larissa Juliano delivers a captivating, imaginative, and thought- provoking story inspired by a childhood favorite…The Little Prince. Readers will delight in the vivacity of Gracie Lou’s imagination (or is it?) as they anticipate where the curly haired cutie will head to next…Gracie-Lou-Star-Riding-with-Cupcake-Cut-out-Color

Bobby Birthday

Bounce Houses? Yes, please! Jungle theme? Of course. Cake with artificial flavors and colors? You bet. These treats are all part of Bobby’s party crashing experience.

A Story about Friendship

Bobby Birthday (yes, his last name is Birthday!) loves going to birthday parties even when he’s not invited. He samples the food, peeks at presents, bounces on inflatable elephant trunks, all the while escaping his mom’s healthy cooking. Then one day, Bobby meets a boy named Teddy who only has grown-ups as guests. As Bobby talks to him, he realizes his party crashing can serve a much better purpose -encouraging friendship no matter what our differences may be.BobbyCutout.png

How to Build a Leprechaun Trap

Companion book to New York Times and USA Today Bestseller “How to Catch a Leprechaun” 

Can you be the first to catch a leprechaun?

Catching leprechauns is no easy task-you need more than dandelion tea and four-leaf clovers! You’ll need the perfect trap with precise calculations and proper engineering-and How to Build a Leprechaun Trap can help!

What’s inside?
• 15 traps with step-by-step instructions sure to lure in your leprechaun
• STEAM Connections exploring the science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics behind each activity
• Yummy leprechaun recipes

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How to Build an Elf Trap

Companion book to New York Times and USA Today Bestseller “How to Catch an Elf” 

Can you be the first to catch an elf?

Catching elves is no easy task-you need more than candy canes and ribbons! You’ll need the perfect trap with precise calculations and proper engineering― and How to Build an Elf Trap can help!

What’s inside?
• 12 traps with step-by-step instructions sure to lure in your elf
•• STEAM Connections exploring the science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics behind each activity
•• Yummy elf recipes
•• Exciting bonus activities
•• Plus space to design your very own trap!
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Testimonials

“Absolutely adorable! Both of my girls love this book! They love the adventures that Gracie Lou goes on and the “little clues” that the author weaves throughout the pages. We cannot wait to read other books by this author!”

Kelly Parsons

“My children and my students Love Gracie Lou and her adventures. I love how Gracie Lou is always “ready for something new.” Very heartwarming and creative. We look forward to future books from the author.”

J. Frear

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